LFA Successor Could Miss Entire Point, Get Twin-Turbo V-8 From the LC500 Racer

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Rumors originating in Japan and uncovered by AutoMK suggest we're just three years away from seeing a Lexus LFA successor arrive in showrooms.
Fans of the original car's high-revving, naturally aspirated V-10 - considered by many to be the best-sounding production engine of all time - will be disappointed to hear that these rumors also suggest the car will get the twin-turbo V-8 found in the endurance racer LC500.
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The twin-turbo V8 was rumored for years before finally being confirmed in 2019 by Lexus, who planned to use the Nurburgring 24 Hours as a test bed for its development under the hood of an LC500 race car.
We originally thought this engine would end up in a road car via a 660hp LC F in early 2021, but those rumors were quashed just over a year later. During the same interview, motorsport manager Jeffrey Bal suggested that something else representing a halo car for the marque was in the works but would not confirm any details.
Even if an LFA sequel comes along, we're afraid it won't receive the same amount of love as the original. The only reason the LFA has a following now is thanks to its unique, stunning powertrain. Giving its successor a twin-turbo V8 would mean removing what makes the LFA the LFA.
However, it's worth noting that the original LFA wasn't exactly loved when it was new. It took Toyota years to sell all 500 copies. But with the supercar market hot as it is right now, we suspect the company will have an easier time this time around - if the car ever makes it to market.
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