Did you just miss out on purchasing one of the 500 Lexus LFA supercars built between 2010 and 2012? "No big deal," you're probably thinking, "I'll just wait until the next time Lexus builds a supercar." Well, we're afraid that you'll be waiting quite a long time. And by long time, we mean about 30 years.

That's according to a report from Bloomberg, which indicates that yes, Lexus is looking at a follow-up to the V10-powered, carbon-fiber-bodied LFA.

"Akio [Toyoda] believes that every generation deserves to have a car like an LFA, so we're building an LFA for the generation we have today," Lexus Executive Vice President Mark Templin told Bloomberg. "At some point, there may be another special car for another generation."

That "another generation" bit is important, because as company spokesman Brian Lyons told Bloomberg, that second gen could come in the 2040s (here's to a hydrogen-powered, flying Lexus supercar plane?).

Meanwhile, Templin offered some hints about the allegedly high-performance LF-LC coupe's production chances.

"I won't tell you yes, and I won't tell you no," Templin said. "We got more response from that press conference than any car I've ever shown in my life. I was blown away by the response people had for that car."

So, while we probably won't be seeing an LFA successor for a few decades, at least the chances for the LF-LC look promising.


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      Helix
      • 4 Months Ago

      2040? lol what a joke, put up or shut up. 

      Eggmania
      • 4 Months Ago

      pretty sure we'll see the LF-LC and the LFA successor on the road before the Eau Rouge ever sees a production line.

        Hek!
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Eggmania

        And probably before the new NSX as well. 

        Jarda
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Eggmania

        I prefer to hear it over seeing it. :)

      Eta Carinae
      • 4 Months Ago

      I think 30 years is way off........your talking about developing a car with technologies that dont exsist as of right now........just look at the huge technological shift a decade makes, let alone for a car tech.......

      jessesrq
      • 4 Months Ago

      I am surprised Lexus is not pursuing a hybrid or electric supercar successor to the LFA.  The brand needs some halo model from which future technologies and design elements trickle down to attainable models.

      Jake Root
      • 4 Months Ago

      Maybe a cup-holder this time around?

      UnderdogSupporter
      • 4 Months Ago

      What a waste of all of those resources and development costs. What was the point of spending all of that money building this car if they are not going toto continue to build and improve on it. At the very least, offer the v10 engine on another car (even in a performance SUV) or even to another company (such as lotus).

        Bombdefuzer
        • 4 Months Ago
        @UnderdogSupporter

        Maybe a waste, but it was a gift.  The company didn't make money with the LFA.  If they sold 3x the amount they sold, they would have lost 3x the amount they lost.  Like the GT2000 of the sixties, the LFA is our generation's car.  It was a gift.  


        BTW, my 1985 MR2 was the best gift Toyota ever gave me........well,  I did like the supra turbo,........my land cruiser is the gift that keeps giving.  Thanks Toyoda!  

          UnderdogSupporter
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Bombdefuzer

          What I am saying is that they could still be making back the money that they invested in development by allowing the technology to trickle down through their lineup. Look at a company like McLaren for example. The MP4 12-C was not profitable after considering development costs, but did the company stop producing supercars? No. Now however, by tweaking/improving one platform and continuing to improve their supercars are profitable.

          The first generation Prius was not profitable either, should they have stopped producing those vehicles in the early 2000's or should they have continued to improve on what they started. I just feel that they made a mistakemistake by not continuing.

      audisp0rta4
      • 4 Months Ago

      Hopefully they're referring to car generations, not human generations.

      Finklestein
      • 4 Months Ago

      Toyota better start phoning Yamaha to make them another engine

      Bertel Schmitt
      • 4 Months Ago

      Bogus report.   http://dailykanban.com/2014/08/09/sorry-you-have-been-lied-to-about-the-next-gen-lfa-and-here-is-the-proof-now-about-that-lf-lc/

      Brodz
      • 4 Months Ago

      Meh... bring the LF-LC (but give it a better name.)

      That will be more accessible than the LFA ever was, more relevant... and far better looking.

      amdrew10
      • 4 Months Ago

      this is dumb.  i seriously doubt toyota will even be around in 30 years. why not build it now when people still want it?

        Walter Ndlovu
        • 4 Months Ago
        @amdrew10

        lol you doubt the greatest company would be around. If toyota is not around that time that means we would be riding in horses.

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