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Lexus Holds Off On LFA Supercar Successor

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/10/2015 Megan Stewart
Lexus Holds Off On LFA Supercar Successor

Last month at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Mark Templin, Executive Vice President of Lexus International, told Automotive News that there are no current plans to build a successor to the Lexus LFA supercar. Instead, the brand hopes to focus more on its F-series and F Sport vehicle lineup.

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"When we started the LFA project, it wasn't as expensive a car as it turned out to be. It was a coupe for our people to move up in the family. We started developing it, and it got better and better. We switched from steel to aluminum to carbon fiber. Everything kept changing. It became this real supercar," said Templin.

2012 Lexus LFA© Provided by MotorTrend 2012 Lexus LFA

While a halo car is likely in the near future, Lexus is committed to giving its performance lineup more credibility. It's thanks to the production of the LFA that the Lexus lineup is more exciting with new designs and better engineering. "It was a great project because it inspired our engineers, and we learned a lot that is helping us with all our other products," Templin added.

But if there are no plans to build a successor to the LFA, what will Lexus debut in Geneva ? We've heard rumors that there will be a new Lexus mystery concept coming to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. As of right now, we'd guess the concept to be the latest version of the LF-LC as it gets closer to being production-ready. However, it could just as easily be an all-new sports car, crossover, or green car.

Source: Automotive News (Subscription required)

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