Brand president hints at thinking about future performance and EV models
Yoshihiro Sawa, president of Lexus, has stated future F models may come with hybrid drivetrains.
In his opinion, "people like the sound, the dynamics" of an internal combustion engine, but the company can't just stick with "V8, V10, twin-turbocharged" engines to provide emotion.
The Lexus boss also hinted at a dedicated F model, saying one solution is "a pure F GT car, which could be a hybrid with an electric motor and a strong engine".
Additionally, he said the marque "will introduce an EV", but wanted to make it both "loveable" and luxurious.
Thus far the brand's high-performance F models have used a naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine. In chasing buyers who might otherwise be interested in an Audi RS, BMW M or Mercedes-AMG model, Lexus has so far avoided using a hybrid setup.