New Lexus LFA Supercar To Borrow BMW i8 Tech – Video

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Lexus LFA

Lexus LFA

“Here’s what we know: BMW and Toyota are teaming up to make a new sportscar. Here’s what we don’t know: literally everything else. Confused?”

“As we predicted last year, the BMW-Toyota’s new hybrid supercar will follow the pattern of boundary-pushing marvels like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 918, and forthcoming Acura NSX.”

“However, if reports are to be believed, the new car will in fact be the next generation Lexus LFA, but with a hybrid boost from BMWs i8 supercar.”

States Indian Drives.

InsideEVs previously reported on this BMW i8 connection too.

If true, then we suspect that the next-gen Lexus LFA will possibly raise the bar for performance plug-in hybrids.

The LFA will leave the i8 in its dust.  The current LFA, without BMW i8 plug-in hybrid tech, features a 4.8-liter, 552-horsepower V10.  It can zip from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.6 seconds.  With the plug-in hybrid powertrain and the benefit of AWD, the next-gen LFA will likely put out something closer 800 hp and will crack into the 2s for 0 to 60 MPH.

Price?  A lot.  Worth it?  Sure, why not.  Nowhere else will you find a plug-in hybrid with the best of both BMW and Toyota tech within.

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2 Comments on "New Lexus LFA Supercar To Borrow BMW i8 Tech – Video"

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ffbj

At 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and a max speed of 200 mph, I nominate: “It isn’t exactly a slouch.” To the inside ev understatement of the year award.

Gibber

too bad for Lexus it couldn’t borrow some of the i8 styling, that’s where it needs help the most.