Lexus Will Use BMW I8 Hybrid Technology In The New LFA
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on Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:25:45 IST
Uh oh! Here's what we know: BMW and Toyota are teaming up to make a new sportscar. Here's what we... Show more
Here's what we know: BMW and Toyota are teaming up to make a new sportscar. Here's what we don't know: literally everything else. Confused?
As we predicted last year, the BMW-Toyota's new hybrid supercar will follow the pattern of boundary-pushing marvels like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 918, and forthcoming Acura NSX.
However, if reports are to be believed, the new car will in fact be the next generation Lexus LFA, but with a hybrid boost from BMWs i8 supercar.
The standard LFA isn't exactly a slouch, with a 4.8-liter, 552-horsepower V10 propelling the car to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Flat out, the LFA will reach 202 mph!
Clearly, this level of performance engineering won't come cheap, but it's a small price to pay for automotive perfection from two generations.
So, could we eventually see an electric, rear-wheel-drive, lightweight sports car? We'll let you know as soon as we find out more details. Show less