The long-awaited successor to the iconic Lexus LFA supercar could be called the LFR, at least if a recent trademark application is anything to go by.

The a car manufacturer recently filed a trademark application with the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office, and while the request is still being processed, the similarity to the LFA name immediately sparked speculation that the moniker could be used for the new Lexus supercar.

Lexus has admitted that the Electrified Sport concept unveiled earlier this year shows the brand’s new supercar, Motor1 notes. Unlike the LFA, which had a 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V10, the new Lexus will have an all-electric powertrain. It is understood that a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of around 2 seconds and a range of over 435 miles (700 km) are key targets for the project, which if achieved will transform the car into a hypercar. territories.

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In August Lexus CEO Kody Sato spoke with Top Gear about the car. He said the automaker’s goal is to create a Halo model that will be “a demonstration of Lexus dynamics in the future that will reflect the overall driving character of Lexus.”

Sato kept adding to it Lexus is thinking about equipping the car with some simulated manual transmission. He says this will lead to a better interaction between the driver and the car. According to Toyota’s recent patent for a manual transmission for EVs, the system may include “a gearshift lever and a clutch pedal to pseudo-realize manual transmission of an MT vehicle.”

Lexus is also believed to be interested in equipping the car with electric power steering and a sophisticated torque vectoring system.

It remains uncertain when the Electrified Sport Concept will spawn a production model that consumers will actually be able to buy.