Last Lexus LFA rolls off the production line at Motomachi Plant

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 17, 2012

Back in 2009 at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus introduced the LFA supercar and announced that the new vehicle will be produced in just 500 units. Three years later, the Japanese manufacturer owned by Toyota announced that the last LFA rolled off the production line at the Motomachi Plant, Aichi Prefecture.

A white Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package marked the end of production for company’s first supercar. For those who don’t know, the standard version of the Lexus LFA is powered by a 4.8-liter V10 engine delivering 560 hp and 480 Nm of torque. With these numbers, the vehicle is capable to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 325 km/h or 202 mph.

As we said, the last LFA to roll off the production line is a Nurburgring Package. Limited to just 50 units, the Nurburgring Package includes a sport-tuned suspension, new black mesh-type wheels wrapped in high performance tires, a larger front spoiler and a fixed rear wing for improved high speed down force.

According to LFA chief engineer, Haruhiko Tanahashi, production started exactly two years ago, on December 15, 2010, and included a team of around 170 hand-picked takumi workers. 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.’

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