Could Toyota’s luxury arm be working on a new supercar flagship?
A mystery development vehicle based on the Lexus LFA supercar has been spied at the Nurburgring, raising questions as to what the company is working on.
This particular LFA appears to be equipped with the Nurburgring pack – which added a more aggressive aero package including a larger front splitter and side skirts along with a fixed rear wing – though the camouflage on the front and rear guards indicates there could be something else going on underneath the skin.
Photographers believe the fenders are “much wider” than those on the ‘standard’ LFA – which went out of production in 2012, mind you – though other distinguishing features are difficult to make out.
There were rumours a couple of years ago that Lexus was panning an LFA successor for the 2019 Tokyo motor show, though the scuttlebutt was unsubstantiated, and Lexus has always officially said it has no plans to replace the high-revving V10 supercar.
However, this prototype could indicate Toyota’s luxury arm is working on a new performance hero, and if it isn’t a successor to the LFA, it could be an early development mule for the rumoured LC F – which is also believed to be the first model in the company’s line-up to debut a new twin-turbo V8.