Lexus LFA remains one of the most interesting supercars out there, but it appears that the Japanese carmaker is already planning a successor. According to a Lexus engineer, a new Japanese supercar that will replace the LFA will be based on the LF-LC Concept, that was unveiled back in 2012 at the Detroit Auto Show.
Haruhiko Tanahashi a.k.a. the engineer who masterminded the LFA, hinted that a new Lexus halo model is already being developed. In a recent interview with Autocar, Tanahashi said that he has high expectation from the car that will be launched. Moreover, he is hoping that Lexus will build the LF-LC as most of the Lexus concept cars have been turned into production cars.
If built, the new supercar will be available at a lower price than the LFA and will sit above the RC Coupe. Lexus’ international boss, Mark Templin, also confirmed the new halo sports car but also a new lineup of F-badged models that will come sooner. At the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Lexus will debut the RC F Coupe, that uses a 5.0-liter V8 engine. A GS F is also expected.