Next Lexus LF-LC-Based Supercar May be A Hybrid

Lexus LF-LC Concept 1 photo
Photo: Lexus
Lexus unveiled the LF-LC Concept Coupe in 2012 with a reason - they want to fill the niche between the LFA and the new RC Coupe, and as the trend goes now, it will probably be a hybrid.
Speaking with, Lexus LFA chief engineer Tanahashi Haruhiko hinted that the LF-LC-based next supercar will most likely be powered by a hybrid powertrain.

“You know Ferrari has already started using the hybrid car (the LaFerrari). Porsche’s 918 started to use hybrid. They are using that motor, but their motor is a small-scale (electric) motor. It’s not like something used by Lexus hybrids. Lexus hybrid is using a fully-fledged motor," he said. “So I think going forward it will be very difficult for the supercar only using a petrol engine. I thought that LFA could be the last car using the pure engine only."

Tanahashi also said that adapting the current 5-liter V8 from the current IS F to adopt an electric motor can be a possibility.

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