Rumoured to be based on the epic Electrified Sport prototype, an all-new 100% electric supercar is currently in development at Lexus
Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese car manufacturers Toyota, is keeping us guessing about its electric supercar, drip-feeding us an image here, a hint at tech solutions there, and the occasional snippet of performance data. All we know for sure is that it will be capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in two seconds and will boast a range of 700 km… oh, and that it’s expected to reach the market by 2030.
Its platform is based on the spectacular Lexus Electrified Sport prototype, with a chassis developed jointly with Mazda. The prototype was unveiled, for the first time outside Japan and to great acclaim, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last June, a major UK motoring event.
Allegedly, Lexus applied to trademark the TRF badge with the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office last October. If true, this is seen as an important step ahead of its release as a series production vehicle. However, there is no launch date yet and still more cutting-edge technologies are bound to be added.
It is confirmed, however, that it will be fitted with internally developed solid electrolyte batteries with highly competitive charging times. Its overall performance is expected to be unmatched by any other supercars of its generation.
A titbit we have managed to find out is that the future LFR could debut a manual gearbox simulator in a bid to enhance the driver’s connection with the car rather than its performance.