Lexus executive vice-president Koji Sato gave quite an answer when asked by Autocar about a next-generation LFA supercar:
At the opposite end of the spectrum, Sato emphasised Lexus is not currently planning a follow-up to the limited-edition, V10-powered LFA, released in 2010.
“I love it but we need your help. We need strong requests for a new LFA from the media. This can help us proceed,” Sato said.
The LFA is one of the greatest outliers in automotive history, built purely by passion under a set of circumstances unlikely to occur again.
Perhaps Sato is just bored of the same boilerplate corporate response, but it’s time for Lexus to put the supercar storyline to bed. Of all the things the brand needs, a next-generation LFA has to be last on a very long list.