Report: Lexus Says New V10 Will Be Exclusive to LFA

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Yesterday we reported on rumors that the Lexus LFA’s 4.8-liter V10 engine would find its way into the upcoming GS F. Today Lexus of Europe is denying those rumors. Via Twitter, Lexus of Europe said that the high-revving V10 engine is bespoke, hinting that its pretty much exclusive to the Japanese brand’s new supercar.

We can’t say we’re surprised. While using the new high-tech engine in other models would help to cut down production costs and create a nice brand continuity, it also has the possibility of devaluing the LFA. After all, it doesn’t make much sense if you can get a car with the same engine for less than a quarter of the LFA’s $375,000 price tag.

Plus, while the 4.8-liter mill does make an impressive 553-hp, its torque of just 354 ft-lbs (which comes on at high rpm) is not only far less the the competition like the MErcedes E63 and Cadillac CTS-V, but would feel even less spectacular in a heavier platform.

The whole discussion might just be a moot point anyway as there are no confirmed reports that the GS F will ever come into existence. If it does, however, we’re hoping to find a nice turbocharged V8 under the hood.

[Source: Twitter]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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