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Report – Rumors Circulating about Second-Generation Lexus LFA

When Lexus completed production of the legendary LFA in 2012, they said that there was not going to be a second-generation of the supercar. However, a report is circulating from Japan that the automaker is preparing a second-generation LFA supercar.

The report comes to us from the Japanese automotive site Response. A Google translation of the article states that the report is based on information obtained from ‘the European Agent’.

The second-generation LFA would debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. It would have a hybrid 3.7 liter 8 cylinder engine producing 800 horsepower, which is two cylinders and 1.1 liters less than the engine in the first generation LFA. The beautiful sounding first-gen V10 engine produced 560 horsepower, 240 less than what is speculated for the second-generation LFA.

Everything is speculation at this point in time so it is unknown if Yamaha will be recruited to build the engine. However, if the engine is to be hybridized, fuel efficiency will most likely be improved over the first generation LFA, not that anybody other than the regulators would really care.

While Lexus has stated many times in the past that there will not be a second generation LFA super-car, everything should be taken with a grain of salt. Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe is recently quoted in a British publication having said “it is possible that we will one day create another supercar,” meaning that it is being considered and not in development.

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