Lexus always said they would only build 500 of its LFA supercars and, true to their word, the 500th and final model was built last Friday. That’s it there in the photo above, a white LFA Nürburgring package.
LFA production has trickled along at around 20 cars per month since December 2010. Lexus hand picked 170 of its best staff to work on the LFA. Their expertise and the knowledge gained in the use of carbon fibre reinforced plastic will be used to benefit future Lexus models.
We can’t say we’ve ever been the biggest fans of the LFA. But we do congratulate Lexus for making the car and for providing a worthy addition to the glorious symphony of V10 engine sounds.
[From Lexus UK]
Lexus signs off on final LFA
- Last LFA produced on December 14, 2012
- Learning from LFA engineering to directly influence new Lexus products
- Production knowledge of Carbon fibre components to be applied to future Lexus vehicles
On December 14, a white LFA Nürburgring Package left LFA works, the dedicated production facility at the Motomachi Plant, Aichi Prefecture. This marks the end of production for Lexus very first supercar.
As the final vehicle left the production line, 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 exactly 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.
[From Lexus Australia]
Lexus marks the end of LFA production
17 December 2012
Lexus has announced that the planned 500-unit production run of the two-seater LFA super car has been completed.
The LFA, produced at a rate of 20 per month, went into production at the LFA Works in December 2010.
In January 2012, the LFA Works also began production of the LFA Nürburgring Package, a circuit racing-oriented grade.
The 500th and final LFA was completed on December 14 and will undergo quality inspection and road testing before being delivered to its owner.
Future Lexus vehicles will reflect the technological skills gained during the development and production of the LFA – particularly the manufacturing know-how for carbon fibre-reinforced plastic parts – as well as the car design philosophy for exhilarating and stimulating driving performance.