Lexus Reveals a BEV Supercar Concept with a 2-Second 0-60 & a 430-Mile Range

Feb 15, 2022

Category: Rides

While the Lexus LFA is objectively an incredible car, a series of delays led to the more than 550-hp V10 model already being somewhat long in the tooth by the time it finally debuted. And while Lexus was able to apply much of the LFA’s R&D to its current line of high-performance sports cars, the premium Japanese marque has ultimately failed to establish itself as a key player in today’s elite electric supercar space.

However, as the automotive world grows ever closer to an all-EV world, Lexus is being given a second chance to carve out a place in the market as a producer of truly competitive all-electric supercars. In a bid to hit the ground running, the company has taken lessons from the BEV tech developed by its “Lexus Electrified” initiative and applied it to the creation of an ultra-sleek, battery-powered supercar that’s sure to help cement Lexus’ status in this highly-competitive emerging space.

Christened the BEV Sport Concept, the conceptual EV uses a similar design language to Lexus’ earlier LFA model — albeit in a sleeker, modernized form. An ultra-low-profile exterior with an extremely low drag-coefficient, coupled with the car’s super-short ride height, enables the concept car to exhibit razor-sharp handling and hair-raising top speeds. This latter area is also helped along by the use of a state-of-the-art EV powertrain that allows the supercar concept to rocket from 0-60mph in just over two seconds. What’s more, Lexus says that thanks to the utilization of solid-state battery packs, the BEV Sport Concept is expected to afford more than 430 miles of autonomy on a single charge.

While Lexus hasn’t announced any plans regarding the BEV Sport Concept entering production, we do know that the Japanese automaker will be coming out swinging with its forthcoming battery-powered lineup over the coming years, with new BEV sedan and SUV concepts also having been unveiled alongside the Sport model.

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