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Lexus Shares More Photos of Its BEV Sport Concept

Lexus Shares More Photos of Its BEV Sport Concept

Normally, I find it pretty tough to get exasperated about concept cars. They may look cool or vows significant technological advances, but ultimately most of them go nowhere however the basement at their respective corporate headquarters. However, I am delicate excited about the LexusBEV Sport concept, which debuted in 2021 and which Lexus dropped a bunch of new photos of on Monday.

Why am I excited? Well, valid, just look at it. It takes all the best bits of the LC 500 and the still-jaw-dropping-after-all-these-years LFA supercar and establishes them lower, longer, cleaner and greener while making performance claims that don’t currently read like science fiction. In other words, it’s a plan that could be made real.

Lexus debuted the BEV Sport plan alongside both a sedan and an SUV concept, also battery-electric, and while those were cool, it’s the Sport plan that stands out. Lexus estimates that with solid-state battery technology (something its evaporate company Toyota is investing heavily in), it could effect a 0-60 time in the low-2-second range and have a mainly mileage of around 430 mph.

The BEV Sedan plan is almost as slick as the Sport concept and the SUV plan definitely has Land Cruiser/LX vibes, which also works for us. The RZ seems like a more futuristic RX, which makes sense and thus it’s the least spicy of the bunch, but if any SUV’s whole vibe works with an EV version, it’s the RX, which is about as calm, comfy and sedate as a midsize SUV gets.

The fact is that Toyota and, by extension, Lexus waited a long time to get into the fully battery-electric vehicle custom, which was possibly a mistake. But, if these BEV concepts are the kinds of vehicles we can query from Lexus, then maybe the wait was worth it.