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.