Critics called it overpriced, but that didn’t stop Lexus
from selling all 500 of its $375,000 LFA supercars. A shaky global economy, however, may put an end to the car’s successor.
According to a new report, the LFA II has been put on hold, or perhaps shelved altogether.
Speaking to Automotive News, one unnamed Toyota official re-confirmed initial plans for a new Lexus supercar stating, “At one time, there were informal talks about another project to follow here after the current LFA project finishes.” However, “the current business environment is too poor.”
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AutoGuide first broke news of an LFA II back in April, with our source promising the vehicle would be twice the car, and twice the price.
If there is any good news, it’s that the carbon fiber technology developed by Toyota to build the LFA wont be put to waste. With the recent announcement that the LFA had completed its production run of all 500 units, Lexus announced in a release that future vehicles, “will reflect the technological skills gained during the development and production of the LFA—in particular manufacturing know-how for carbon fiber reinforced plastic parts—as well as a philosophy of car design for delivering exhilarating and stimulating driving performance.”
The first models likely to see integrated use of carbon fiber are the next-generation IS-F sports sedan, as well as the upcoming LF-LC luxury coupe.