New Lexus LFA is Coming…in 30 Years
Gather ‘round the campfire kids, because Ol’ Lester (that’s me, by the way) has a story to tell you. It’s about a brilliant, 552-horsepower beast that was here and gone in the blink of an eye. For two years, the Lexus LFA terrorized track, but it wasn’t born to last forever. Two short years and 500 examples and—poof—it was no more. There have been whispers that the LFA still haunts the plans of Toyota and Lexus, waiting for the stars to align and for a new generation to feel the fear it brings.
*extinguishes campfire, returns to speaking like something other than a horror movie opening scene cliche*
The Lexus LFA, the $375,000 monster of which only 500 examples were manufactured, is making a comeback. The unfortunate part: you’re probably not going to see it until the year 2044, when we are being guided to our new space condominiums by President Malia Ann Obama in order to avoid the impending doom brought about by Near-Earth object 2002 QF15 while a young “Looper” named Joe is forced to do battle with his future self and unravel the mystery of a man known as “The Rainmaker.”
Gallery: The Machine, the Myth, the Legend, the Lexus LFA
Lexus spokesman Brian Lyons told Bloomberg that it’s reasonable to expect that the next Lexus LFA could arrive in 30 years. The reason being: Toyota President Akio Toyoda believes that the LFA is a once-in-generation car, and that the company should only consider making another like it when the next generation is upon us.
So, perhaps, in 30 years’ time, when the stars are just right and the heavens open up, the LFA might return to claim a new batch of victims. Until then, sleep tight.
Paper or Plastic? Watch Lexus choose paper every time