The Lexus Electrified Sport – the Japanese car maker’s vision for an all-electric, high-performance sports car and a proof point to the exciting times ahead – is headed to Australia for the first time.
Unveiled in 2021, it fully exploits the design freedoms, performance and handling potential provided by an all-electric drivetrain. Vehicle dynamics – acceleration, braking, steering, handling – for example, are honed by extracting the advantages of electrification.
Lexus was the first luxury brand to introduce intelligent, low-tailpipe emission hybrid powertrains across a range of models. As it charges into its BEV future, it continues to offer a diverse range of vehicles and mobility solutions.
Lexus Electrified Sport will be the halo car at the LANDMARK by Lexus pavilion at this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival from November 4 to 11, with the stunning super-coupe joining a number of other vehicles on display.
The concept vehicle features a classic cab-backward coupe silhouette with a dynamically sloping bonnet and rear end, sitting low to the ground to offer the lowest centre of gravity possible.
A unique representation of the Lexus spindle body is formed from the shape of the large front aero splitter, dynamic headlights and bonnet line, with air channelled through the front aero ducts and out via channels on the bonnet.
Blue brake callipers sit behind large black alloy wheels, with further aero enhancements running along the doors, sills and behind the cabin. A two-tone black roof matches the wheels and bumpers, and tapers smoothly to the rear of the vehicle.
It will be joined by the new LBX urban SUV at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, with that model making its Australian debut ahead of sales commencing in the first half of 2024.
The LBX will launch in Australia with a hi-tech, efficient and sporty 1.3-litre hybrid electrified powertrain.