Lexus used the Goodwood Festival of Speed ”stage” to introduce the Electric Sports Concept, a 100% electric sports car.
While the LFA supercar was defined by its powerful naturally aspirated V10 engine, the Lexus Electrified Sport Concept ushers in a new era of sports models that take full advantage of the design freedom, performance and power potential of electric propulsion. Lexus expects that the production version of this prototype will be able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than half of 2 seconds, i.e. less than 2.5 seconds, while the future use of new solid-state battery technology can ensure the range. more than 700 km.
While the Lexus Electrified Sport Concept looks to the future, the show also features another 100% electric Lexus of the moment on Avenida Electric: the recently launched mid-size SUV RZ 450e.
The new RZ 450e had its world premiere in April and is expected to go on sale in some European countries by the end of the year. In Portugal, online reservations for the model are scheduled for this summer with the arrival of the first units in January 2023..
The RZ 450e luxury SUV is the first Lexus electric car to be built from the ground up to be purely electric. It uses Lexus electric vehicle architecture that includes a new dedicated platform that provides high stability and a low center of gravity – characteristics that help ensure the comfort, control and confidence that are the basis of “Lexus Signature Driving”. It also offers a long wheelbase, which allows for a very spacious cabin. The powerful Li-Ion battery is fully integrated into the chassis, under the working floor of the body, and its quality and battery management ensure that performance is maintained for a long time.
Article by Rui Reis