The car will be at Goodwood all week if you're lucky enough to be there too.
Lexus, like many automakers, is at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to put on a show. Like many other automakers, Lexus is also well on its way to becoming a more electrified brand. Likely the best evidence of this is on display at the automaker's Goodwood showroom, which includes not only the Electrified Sport Concept but models like the Lexus RZ as well.
But we're here for the Sport Concept. The new vehicle hasn't been shown anywhere outside of Japan until now, making this one of the rarest sights at the FoS, and this is your chance to see it.
Seeing it will be a little tough, mind you. Lexus basically built a prison for its LFA-for-the-future. Unlike the plethora of other exclusive cars on display at Goodwood, this one is tucked behind some glass within the brand's spot on "Electric Avenue." Punny, yes, but it's the name the organizers of Goodwood chose for the spot where some of the Festival's electrified models will be shown.
Lexus isn't denying the LFA tie-ins either. A release from Lexus speaks a bit about the car's design, saying the car's dramatic styling echoes the "celebrated and ultra-rare Lexus LFA." Of course, it'll out-perform the LFA by a good margin, supposing Lexus ever puts the Sport Concept's electric motors to work.
Lexus says the concept will be good for "0-62 mph acceleration in the low two-second range," and the car's new solid-state battery tech should mean a lot more range. Lexus quotes 430 miles, but we'll see if that stands by the time one of these actually hits the road. It'll take a lot to be nearly as long-legged as the Mercedes EQXX.
Lexus representatives also spoke a little bit more about the ideas behind the Sport Concept, now that it's out in the open. Not only is the concept intended to showcase what could be possible thanks to solid-state batteries, but it's also there to show what kind of design is possible with the constraints of conventional powertrains removed.
Without your usual driveline, engine, and surrounding crash structure, a car's design can be changed to be a little more organic. Beltlines can be lower because the engine isn't there anymore, which will improve visibility. The list goes on, but the idea remains the same. Now if only Lexus would take the concept up the hill so we can see what it'll do.