The Lexus LFA made a pretty bold statement when it arrived in 2010, proving to the world that Toyota’s luxury arm could not only build a supercar, but a world-beating one at that. Fans of the brand, regardless of whether they can afford one or not, would undoubtedly like to see a successor crowned, however according to a new report, Lexus has no plans to put a supercar into development in the immediate future.
“I think you will see us do some incredible things in the future, but probably not a $375,000 supercar anytime soon,” mentioned executive vice president Mark Templin to Automotive News. “We don’t have a plan for an LFA successor right now.”
He continued by adding that a halo car could be within the Lexus product plan in the long run, but for now the focus will be on fine-tuning and marketing the brand’s F Sport models.
The news may come as a disappointment to Lexus fans, however the math simply doesn’t work out in their favor. The LFA underwent nearly a decade of development time, and despite the eye-watering price tag, Lexus purportedly lost money on every single one.
There is one saving grace though. Company head Akio Toyoda personally fought for the approval of the original LFA project, and given his penchant for sports cars and racing, it’s likely he’s already dreaming up another. In the meantime, the Supra will happen and likely much sooner than any LFA successor.