• Apr 30, 2010
Look what the Prius hath wrought. Even just a few years ago it was a poster child for the overly hip and crazy-eyed eco warriors, now its wake is full of hybrids from the Ford Fusion to the... Lexus LFA? Brenda Priddy's viewfinder settled on an LFA mule with a flap on the hood that, theory holds, could be covering up a plug-in socket.
The context supposes that Porsche is serious about making the 918, and Lexus, with the conventionally-powered LFA already proving itself in customer hands, could jump the lights with a hybrid and get ahead early in the eco supercar stakes. It's all conjecture for now, but not entirely impossible to believe. However, if Lexus makes U.S. buyers jump through flaming hoops for the standard LFA, who knows what kind of wire-walking act they'll need to pull off to get an LFA Hybrid.

[Source: SEMA]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The LFA is one of the dumbest things on the planet. Over-priced, and plain stupid. I'm not sure but i think it has the same top speed or horsepower as a GTR? And to make a hybrid version... dont even get me started
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        • 4 Years Ago
        Stats:
        0-60: LFA= 3.6 GT-R= 3.8
        1/4 Mile: LFA= 11.8 GT-R= 12.0
        Top Speed: LFA= 202 GT-R= 193
        Torque: LFA= 354 GT-R= 434
        Horsepower: LFA= 553 GT-R= 485
        Engine: LFA= 4.8 v10 GT-R= 3.8 v6
        PRICE: LFA= $375,000 GT-R= $80,000
        Thank you very much.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yea, GTR's have 556 HP and a 200 MPH top speed. Oh wait.... they don't. dumbass.
        • 4 Years Ago
        When has 550 hp, 9k rpm, CF body, F1 sounding, 200+ mph was ever dumb?

        This is a site for CAR ENTHUSIASTS...you cannot possily be one and say that the LFA is dumb....
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      SC test mule ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      And I guess now we enter the period of time where hyper hybrids will be all the rage? Well aslong as it performs I'm alright with that but just a heads up Lexus people are going to choose the Porsche over you every time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I suppose it would get the requisite # of buyers, but Toyota/Lexus needs to fix the lacking enthusiast product at the attainable level. Having these halo runs does not change the perception that Toyota has dull products (and no real sports cars). Add the falling quality and they really need to up their game.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmm, how about a Turbo Nurburgring Hybrid LFA-RR Type R Version next? Say maybe, $650,000?

      I'd be more impressed if the car just show up and start kicking butt in comparo tests against the Italian metal its priced like.
      • 4 Years Ago
      they are just doing the typical "limited" production crap... so after announcing they are only producing 500 copies and scamming people out of 300k/car, they will announce various other iterations of the same car ... hybrid, cabrio, barbie, etc....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great! This car will be so fast and it won't stop.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And when you drift, the ESC won't kick in..

        Oh wait... :D
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've looked at dozens of LFA spy shots from the last few years and they ALL had a panel exactly where this vinyl patch resides. It looked to be screwed in place, instead of this Velcro-accessible treatment, but LFAs have always had something in this area. Not sure if that should kill this speculation, but to me, it makes the hybrid talk very dubious.
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