Lexus will never make another LFA but they got close* with the IS500 F
*in spirit. Long live the V8, by the way
I'm 100% convinced that Lexus had no idea the LFA would become what it was and create such a buzz. They took their sweet time to make it, and it was great, but it somehow managed to capture the hearts of car lovers around the world - chiefly because of the V10 sound, I presume - and they never even tried to match it ever since. They did, however, build a few interesting follow-ups, including the LC500, which is a good-looking car in my opinion, and the IS500 F, which comes with a V8.
Lexus, pioneers of hybrids, have decided to give this high-performance saloon a naturally aspirated V8, producing 472 hp, good enough for a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds. The best thing about this car is that I don't think they were looking to challenge or rival anyone with this, it feels like they built it to have some fun.
The 'F' moniker implies sportiness and they've given the car some sports credibility by adding Adaptive Variable Suspension and a Torsen limited-slip diff as well as shock absorbers developed in partnership with Yamaha. And it's sitting on lightweight Enkei wheels.
At some point in the future, hopefully not too soon, the last car with a V8 under the bonnet will roll off the assembly line somewhere in the world and then that'll be it. It'll be six or four-cylinder engines and of course electric power only from thereon out. We're all hoping that day never comes but it's beyond our control so I guess the only thing we can do for now is enjoy these cars while stock lasts.