Of the four electric models that Lexus presented for the first time at the end of last year, the one that caught the most attention was the Electrified Sport, a prototype that advances the main lines of the future electric supercar of the premium firm. A model that will have to face a daunting task: replace the acclaimed LFA (2010).
From an aesthetic point of view, it will live up to what everyone expects of it: an aggressive front with slanted headlights with four air intakes (two in the bumper and another two under the headlights), a very long hood with extractors, a passenger compartment set back over the rear axle and a double-bubble roof.
Although there will be no lack of details shared with other Lexus models (the front optics and the L-shaped side rib, the “eye shadow” of the headlights…), it will have unique proportions… or almost: according to previous information, its chassis will be a joint development with Mazda, a brand that is preparing its sports car (RX-7) on this basis.
Lexus claims that its new flagship will have the “secret sauce” of the LFA, from which it will inherit a dynamic behavior capable of exciting the driver. However, the most interesting will be hidden under his skin, as it will be a compendium of the best technologies that Toyota (Lexus parent company) can offer in terms of electrification.
The Lexus Electrified Sport will be Toyota’s most advanced electric car
At the time, the company confirmed that the electric supercar will be able to complete the 0 to 100 km / h in about 2 seconds, so it will move in figures similar to those of the Tesla Roadster, whose launch was recently postponed again until 2023 (Everything indicates that the Lexus Electrified Sport will land in 2024, so they will arrive practically at the same time on the market).
On the other hand, a range of more than 700 km per charge was also announced (it is not clear under what homologation cycle this figure has been calculated), something that will be possible thanks to the use of state-of-the-art solid electrolytes batteries. This could be Toyota’s first electric car to include such technology.
Among other benefits, the solid electrolyte promises higher energy density, better safety ratings, greater thermal stability, and reduced charging times. Therefore, the production version of the Lexus Electrified Sport will become one of the most advanced electric cars on the scene when it is introduced.