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Future Lexus electric sports car to reach 100km/h in around 2 seconds

Automaker wants to bring back the spirit of the LFA

The luxury carmaker is eager to get your blood racing again with the BEV Sport. PHOTO FROM LEXUS

Lexus is known for vehicles that pamper the mind and relax the soul. The company does have some sporty cars in its portfolio, but they are usually just high-performance versions of existing models. Only once did the automaker produce something that could regularly chase down anything with a prancing horse or a raging bull, and that’s the LFA.

The profile somehow mirrors the LFA's long and low look. PHOTO FROM LEXUS

Fast-forward to parent firm Toyota’s announcement of an extensive lineup of battery-electric vehicles for the future, and the brand is once again taking a crack at a bona fide sports car. The concept is called the BEV Sport, one of the four key models under its “Lexus Electrified” initiative.

Solid-state batteries allow the BEV Sport to go fast and far. PHOTO FROM LEXUS

Rivals should be on the lookout for the automaker’s goals with this new vehicle. It claims that its future sports car can sprint to 100km/h in the two-second range, and it will have close to 700km of endurance thanks to the use of solid-state batteries that offer more energy density than lithium-ion cells. This project also hopes to bring back the spirit of the bonkers LFA.



Miggi Solidum

Miggi is an editor-at-large at VISOR. Professionally speaking, he is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He writes the 'G-Force' column.



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