The Lexus LFA supercar may now be done and gone, but the Japanese luxury brand isn’t about to lay over. According to a report in Wards Auto, Lexus has confirmed that it will indeed build a production version of the LF-LC concept car–the very car that wowed us–and the entire automotive industry–at last year’s New York Auto Show.
At the time, the LF-LC was billed as a next-generation sports-hybrid design study by Toyota’s CALTY design studios in Newport Beach, California. Though no details are available as to where it will slot into Lexus’ lineup, just the fact that it will exist is enough set the internet ablaze.
“That was (intended as) a concept car, and I think it surprised everybody, including us, when Japan said due to overwhelming response they decided to do it,” said Brian Smith, Lexus’ vice president-marketing, to Ward’s Auto reporters.
At the moment, no engine, price, or production details are available, but it has been speculated that the LF-LC could be a Lexus SC successor, and that its architecture, which could be based on the Lexus GS, might also serve Toyota with a long-demanded Supra successor.
It’s not yet April Fool’s Day, so here’s to hopin’ that Lexus and Toyota will give its fans what it wants!
Source: Ward’s Auto