Lexus LFA Plug-in Hybrid Mule Spotted in Death Valley

The strange looking Lexus LFA prototype that was spotted earlier this year has made another appearance, this time in California’s Death Valley for some hot weather testing:

Lexus LFA Plugin Hybrid Left Side
Lexus LFA Plugin Hybrid Right Side

The velcro patches on both front fenders could mean that this vehicle is a plug-in hybrid, as this is usually the location of the battery charger plug.

Naturally, this would lead to the assumption that Lexus is developing a electric powered variant of the LFA, but another idea, and one I’ve mentioned before, is that we may be looking at a test-mule for the next-generation SC — after all, would there be a better way to mask development than to hide it under the shell of an LFA?

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]