The company has applied for the registration of the trademark LFR
In the foreseeable future, the Lexus brand line-up may be replenished with a new supercar in the style of last year’s Electrified Sport concept car, and, apparently, a name has already been chosen for it. Portal CarBuzz drew attention to the application for registration of trademarks LFR and Lexus LFR, filed by a Japanese automaker in the European Intellectual Property Office.
The publication draws attention to the similarity of the LFR and LFA indices – the latter belonged to a model that was discontinued 10 years ago.
The successor to the iconic Lexus LFA was in development a year ago. Then it was reported that the Japanese brand is working on a 1000-horsepower hybrid with an installation consisting of a four-liter biturbo “eight” and an electric motor. According to insiders, such a model will enter the market no earlier than 2025.
Now there are new details about the project. The name LFR is tipped for the future supercar – such rumors appeared on Reddit, and they already have confirmation. An application for the registration of such a trademark is currently in the process of being registered.
As for the power plant, then, with a high degree of probability, the supercar will indeed be a hybrid, but less powerful than originally thought: CarBuzz writes about the return of “more than 700 horsepower.” The possible appearance of a “imitation of a manual transmission” is also mentioned – such a transmission will require manual gear shifting.
Returning to the Lexus LFA, this model was produced for two years and was discontinued in 2012. A total of 500 copies were collected. The supercar was equipped with a 4.8-liter V10 engine with a capacity of 560 horsepower, accelerated from standstill to “hundreds” in 3.7 seconds and developed a top speed of 326 kilometers per hour.