Published on December 19th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Lexus LFA No. 500 Rolls Out Of Motomachi Plant Japan
Back in 2009 at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus introduced their 1st every supercar to challenge the European brands………this was the LFA. Their promise was to produce just 500 units to make it ultra exclusive. Three years later, the Japanese manufacturer owned by Toyota has just announced that the last LFA has 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 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 325 km/h. 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 have 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.