Lexus Electrified Sport Concept at Monterey Car Week

Lexus Electrified

Lexus ElectrifiedThe Lexus Electrified Sport concept will debut in the United States during Monterey Car Week. It will be showcased at The Quail and the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Visitors will also be able to see the 2023 RX 500h F Sport Performance and the modified IS 500 from Hiraku Co. from the 2021 SEMA Show.

Presentation

Journalists will have a preview of the Lexus Electrified Sport on August 18 during a presentation by Calty Design Research President Kevin Hunter. The public will get to see it at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, on August 19, where Vice President of Lexus Marketing Vinay Shahani and racing driver Townsend Bell will discuss the sporty EV. Later, the car will be on display at Pebble Beach’s third fairway.

Previous Design Ideas

The Lexus Electrified Sport concept debuted in December 2021 during a presentation of design ideas for Toyota and Lexus EVs. It was promoted as a successor to the LFA but without the sonorous V10.

Technical Details and Rumors

The concept was said to reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in the low two-second range and have a maximum driving range of over 435 miles (700 kilometers) using solid-state batteries. There are rumors that the production-spec model might use a novel drivetrain with simulated gearshifts and have a steer-by-wire system, but these are still experimental.

Future Plans

Toyota plans to put solid-state batteries into production in 2025, first in hybrid models and later in EVs.

For more information on other EVs from Toyota’s December presentation, check out the Rambling About Cars podcast.

 

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