Toyota has filed a trademark application for the LFR and Lexus LFR in Europe. Two days ago, Toyota sent the documents and the EU property office is still processing the request. However, it should be noted that this process may take some time because the agency has to decide by then whether it wants to hand over the trademark to this company or not.
The interesting thing is that Lexus company has a valid naming scheme that consists of two letters and three numbers. For example, the presence of the letter H at the end of the name indicates a hybrid engine. But the LFA super sports car is excluded from this designation.
Therefore, it should be said that the similarity of the LFR brand to the LFA makes us interested in it. Although sometimes it happens that these plans are not fruitful at all because the car company’s decision may change and use a different name.
Another interesting point is that Lexus may be working on a new super sports car. The electric version of this car was first introduced in December and then it was released to the public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2022. Also, this attractive electric car was exhibited at the Monterey Car Week.
Lexus has said that it wants to introduce this electric sports model into the production cycle. The company’s goal is to produce a car that can have a range of more than 435 miles (700 km) and accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.0 seconds. The exact specifications of the engine have not yet been announced.
This electric sports version is rumored to use a simulated manual transmission. This technology is said to reduce engine power output and cause drivers to shift gears more often. However, this plan is still in the experimental stages, so there may be changes. We still do not know when this car is going to be unveiled.
The Lexus RZ 450e is the company’s first electric model that will go on sale in the United States before the end of this year.