Lexus shocked the world with its LFA supercar and to this date, it is one of the most desirable and revered automobiles in terms of its sheer exclusivity and attention to detail. No expense was spared by Lexus in making its first supercar and it stunned the world with a brilliant engine along with a soundtrack to die for. However, it was more of a halo car and a limited-edition supercar built with no regard for the bean counters. It has been a long time but Lexus is now sharpening its next replacement in form of an all-electric supercar. Called the BEV Sport concept, this points at the LFA successor yet packs in an electric powertrain.
The glorious V10 of the LFA is gone and so have the sharp lines. Instead, this represents the extreme iteration of the new Lexus design language in being an aerodynamic EV. The silhouette is sharp and long with a low supercar look to it. It is quite a stunner with a low nose and wide wheels being pushed to the sides.
The concept has a wide track and a low stance. The front-end styling is a major departure in terms of Lexus design with a massive air intake and a slim grille. Despite being electrified, the proportions are more in sync with the supercar design rulebook. The long hood and the short rear almost point out that this concept has a large V8 up front! The rear styling is a lot more complex than the front with a myriad of aero-inspired details being sprinkled all over. The layers to the design and the attention to detail including how the tail-lamps have been conjured up are akin to a spaceship. Lexus is tight-lipped about the power but has divulged a key performance figure to get us all excited about this concept. The Japanese luxury car-maker claims that the concept will go from 0-60 mph in the ‘low two-second range’.
That means it is phenomenally quick and gives the likes of Tesla’s finest some stiff competition. However, while the Tesla Plaid is a luxury saloon that outruns supercars, the real competition could not yet exist but by the time this car comes out, competition will also have their own version of electric supercars. With the use of solid-state batteries, the range would be high and unlike the LFA, which was a sharped edged moody racer, the BEV concept would be a GT. Lexus says that the range on offer would be 430 miles (700km).
This BEV Sport points to an electrified line-up of cars from Lexus but also not without lacking design or performance. The new design language is edgy and mimics the LFA along with the other Lexus sports cars in terms of design cues but it is the most visually arresting car from Lexus yet.
This would not be the first BEV as while Lexus dabbles in strong hybrids, the UX crossover has a fully electric version on sale in some markets. The concept seen here is a sign of things to come but the production version could reach US markets by 2030. That said, you would not have to wait till that long for an electric Lexus as the US market is rumoured to be getting the first EV Lexus by this year.