Lexus vice president Koji Sato has recently told Autocar that the company is currently not planning a successor to the legendary LFA, but will proceed to do so if there are strong requests for a replacement by the media. “I love it but we need your help. We need strong requests for a new LFA from the media. This can help us proceed,” Sato said.

The V10-powered sports car was originally introduced in 2010, with production limited to just 500 units globally. It was a beast in its own right, with motive power coming from the 1LR-GUE 4.8 litre naturally-aspirated V10 that makes 561 PS and 480 Nm of torque. The high-revving 10-cylinder unit is married to an Aisin-made SA6 six-speed electrohydraulic manual transmission, which essentially is a six-speed single-clutch automated sequential gearbox with paddle-shifters.

In the later stages, Lexus also introduced the LFA Nürburgring Package which adds 10 PS, as well as a recalibrated transmission with slightly quicker gearshifts. Other upgrades include a front splitter and canards, stiffer adjustable suspension, lightweight alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance tyres, and a large fixed rear spoiler.

At the end of December 2012, the 500th unit rolled off the Motomachi plant in Japan, where the LFA was built at a rate of one unit per day, with approximately 170 workers involved in the project. Over to you guys – would you like Lexus to build a successor to the LFA, or are you content enough with the LC as the current flagship? Comment, below.