Lexus has used the LF-A supercar as a way to prove its sportiness with little success. The car, which I have never driven through drooled over a number of times at auto shows, has the technology and the muscle to ride with those few stallions that cost more than $200,000. But the brand continues to grow older — this year Lexus will lose its crown as America’s top selling luxury brand most likely to BMW.
In fairness, Lexus does have a few sportier models such as the Lexus IS F sports sedan that’s a blast to drive. But there’s a quality to the vehicle that seems to lack the spirit.
“Crafted from a clean sheet of paper at the request of Lexus headquarters in Japan, the LF-LC blends both high technology and organic shapes to connect the driver to the machine,” said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager, in a press release today. “The clean lines of the vehicle emphasize motion, creating a distinctive look for this futuristic sport coupe.”