Lexus kills off LFA supercar
Friday, December 14, 2012, saw the very last LFA supercar roll off the production line – Lexus' first ever supercar and one of the most unusual exotic performance cars created in modern times.
The final Lexus supercar was an LFA Nurburgring Package finished in white. These special LFAs were produced to celebrate the three class wins the LFA collected at the fearsome Nurburgring circuit. Nurburgring Package cars were tuned up to give 563bhp, had more adjustable suspension and had some rather aggressive spoilers fitted.
LFAs were produced at a dedicated production facility at the Motomachi Plant, Aichi Prefecture, in Japan.
As the final vehicle left the production line (pictured above), LFA chief engineer, Haruhiko Tanahashi said: "I've lived and breathed supercars for the past decade. Specifically one supercar, LFA.
"Very few people have the opportunity we had to create a world-class supercar from a blank sheet of paper."
Production at LFA Works started two years ago, on December 15, 2010, and included a team of around 170 hand-picked takumi workers involved in parts manufacturing, vehicle assembly and painting. The LFA was produced at the rate of just one car per day.
AOL Cars was very lucky to drive an LFA at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Have a listen to the car's glorious 4.8-litre V10.