The Lexus BEV Sport is the luxury brand’s peek into its future of its electric offerings. The BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) Sport concept debuted alongside several other BEV models, but naturally, the Sport is what caught our attention.
What is the Lexus BEV Sport?
The Lexus BEV Sport concept is one-third of Lexus’ campaign to preview its future electric vehicle lineup. There is also a BEV Sedan and BEV SUV. It is assumed that these concepts will all eventually blossom into production cars that kick off EV offerings in each of their respective segments.
Since the BEV Sport is just a concept at this point, Lexus has not revealed any hard details about the BEV Sport. Instead, they provided somewhat hypothetical numbers. For example, the Lexus BEV Sport “could” be in the “low two-second range,” according to the automaker.
Additionally, they said the BEV Sport “could” have a cruising range that exceeds 430 miles. Excellent use of the word “could,” isn’t it?
Lexus is being careful not to make any commitments to the BEV Sport’s performance at this point. After all, it is just a concept.
The BEV Sport looks very similar to the Toyota GR Supra
One thing Lexus can’t hide is how much the BEV Sport looks like the Toyota GR Supra.
Granted, the BEV Sport concept has more than a few differences. However, one look at the side profile, and it is hard for us to deny the resemblance to Toyota’s other sports car.
We don’t think it would be unreasonable to assume that whatever the production version of the Lexus BEV Sport turns out to be, it will have the Supra’s chassis underneath its panels.
Will the next Supra be an EV?
Could the reveal of the Lexus BEV Sport be a subtle preview to the future of the Toyota Supra? Is the A90 chassis the last to have an internal combustion engine?
Is there a world in which Toyota would continue to use a combustion engine in the same chassis that is all-electric under its luxury brand? Though we shouldn’t dismiss the idea altogether, it may be hard to imagine.
Heck, if Toyota can build an autonomous drifting Supra, they likely have no issue producing an electric one.
The question is if there is a market for a Supra EV? As usual, we will have to wait to find out.
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