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Lexus & BMW Working on Next-Generation LFA?

Lexus LFA II Best Car

According to the November cover of Japanese magazine Best Car, Lexus & BMW are working on a joint-project to build the next-generation LFA — there’s even a rendering of what this LFA II might look like:

Lexus LFA II

This seems extremely unlikely (to put it lightly), but it should sell plenty of magazines when the issue comes out on November 9th.

[Source: Best Car]

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    Yong Thian Ding
  • October 29, 2013
That's something I unexpected , because I always thought the Toyota-BMW deal was just Toyota brand , not included Lexus ... anyway , if Lexus-BMW made LFA II , can it use cheap BMW CFRP technology ? Or at least ask BMW teach Lexus to be cheap .
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    Ayo DocMkize
  • October 29, 2013
Well the President of TMC and CEO of BMW did sign an agreement of future collaboration of their product,I doubt the LFA 2 was part of the list. But we never know.
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    enthusiast88
  • October 29, 2013
That's a pretty sweet looking rendering.
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    Сафиуллина-Мохамед Ибрагимов
  • October 29, 2013
There is a simple rule Since: The LFA should not have any other Rembrandt variant in any other brand Since: BMW will not benefit from this project at all Since: BMW already working now hard with Toyota on the next generation Supra Therefore: the only way that LFA -II will involve BMW in it's design process is by Toyota Corp to acquire a percentage in BMW to work directly with the M division!!!!!!
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    Lasse J. Nordvik
  • October 29, 2013
Does anyone have the language skills to translate the captions for the photo of the red hatchback upper right?
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      Сафиуллина-Мохамед Ибрагимов
    • October 29, 2013
    I don't know But I think it is prius aqua Gs G SPORT is the performance Toyota trim as TRD in Japan
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      codenamejanrei
    • October 29, 2013
    It's the Toyota Prius C
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      Сафиуллина-Мохамед Ибрагимов
    • October 29, 2013
    Yes Prius c in Japan named Aqua and this is the Gs trim of it
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    MD
  • October 29, 2013
Lexus did a phenomenal job with the LFA and they did it all by themselves (with Yamaha ofcourse). If there was any remote truth to this, Lexus does not need BMW to produce another LFA. Lexus has all of the equipment and components from LFA 1 they could use. There is nothing BMW can bring to the table that can make an LFA 2 better (again, even if there was any truth to this).
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      Lasse J. Nordvik
    • October 29, 2013
    In addition to Yamaha,Lexus also had help from Devotek of Norway who developed the gearbox.
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      Coryn Hughes
    • November 5, 2013
    I actually thought the gearbox was designed in house with Aishin's input
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    MikeVossen
  • October 29, 2013
Its actually the second time I've heard this…could be interesting….
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    Joshd
  • October 29, 2013
God I hope not..the thing will break down in 5 months!
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    Mike DeLorca
  • October 29, 2013
SWEET rendering though !
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    CCRider
  • October 29, 2013
And the big loser in all this will ultimately be Lexus.... If anything BMW will be the beneficiary in all this, if there is a modicum of truth to this BS rumor... BMW has never really built a supercar that even comes close to the LFA... gawd i hope this is just stupid wishful thinking among the japanese Beemer will only sabotage the Lexus brand, NO!!!! Lexus NO!!! Stay AWAY from that german junk....
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  • October 29, 2013
Woot woot! Two of my favorites creating a bonkers beast machine. #Yay
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    stevo
  • October 29, 2013
nothing but BMWs name will be written all over the car with praise if this happens! Dont do it Lexus, WOW the world again by yourselves like you did with the first LFA
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    Travis
  • October 29, 2013
IF the first LFA is better driving and better built then ANY BMW ever made... why does Lexus need BMW to build the second one ... anyone ?
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    05rollaxrs
  • October 29, 2013
An LFA showed up at "M Fest" and with a professional race car driver, Lexus LFA kicked every single modded and unmodded M car's a** around the race track (some were heavily modified with racing slicks). LFA simply blew through all of the M cars including the new M5 and M6. All while screaming like an F1 racing car around the track. Simply put, LFA is something BMW cannot produce because of the level of passion and commitment Lexus put into LFA. Why on earth would Lexus benefit from BMW being involved in a car they already perfected themselves?? Only reason could be cost cutting, but that would not be an LFA, if it is not a super exotic.
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      coryn hughes
    • November 5, 2013
    Maybe the rumour is a hoax and there helping Toyota with there diesel technologies or something along those lines the next range of Hiace vans hahahahaha.
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    BlackDynamiteOnline
  • October 29, 2013
1. I wipe my bum with that rendering. 2. Lexus/Toyota has always proven that they don't need BMW, or anyone else, to build sports car greatness. But I'm sure they don't want to lose their shirt, again, building another LFA, although they should be able to amortize the costs through the heavy investments into the first generation. Looks like BMW is looking to get into the game, and needs the help of Lexus to build a great sports car. Whudda thunk it? BD
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    It's okay BMW you're gonna PERFECTLY learn how to build a PERFECT supercar :D
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    NVlaar
  • October 29, 2013
umm..Toyota needs M tech to build more super sporty cars...but working as together with BMW is not really great!
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    NVlaar
  • October 29, 2013
1st gen is alot more SEXIER!
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    F1orce
  • October 29, 2013
German companies are like leeches. They'll suck all the benefits you offer and when you run out they'll simply leave you behind.
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    Like what happened to BMW & Rolls Royce Mercedes & McLaren
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    RAL
  • October 30, 2013
Boy, this sure raised everybody's bp! Elon Musk recently presented Akio with a Model S after Toyoda-san invested 50 million in Tesla. Hmmm.
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      aces431
    • October 30, 2013
    Buddying up with Elon is a wise move. One of the few people in this business who is smarted than Akio himself.
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      Narek Zograbian
    • October 31, 2013
    It was a roadster wasn't it?
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      RAL
    • October 31, 2013
    You're right!

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