Feature Flick: Lexus Pays Homage to LFA

Gone, but definitely not forgotten.

Lexus built the final LFA last December, but don’t think that the supercar will be quickly forgotten just because its 500-unit run is finished. The Japanese automaker recently released a 92-second tribute to the LFA.

In case you’ve already forgotten about the Lexus LFA, let us remind you: the production-spec LFA made its debut in 2009, after being teased for four years in various concept forms. The final car used a carbon fiber body – created using a loom developed specifically for the LFA – and the entire vehicle was handcrafted by just 150 workers at Toyota’s Motomachi plant. Powering the outlandish Lexus was a vociferous 4.8-liter V-10 engine good for 552 hp and 345 lb-ft of torque. Of course, the LFA was rear-wheel drive, with thrust being sent through a six-speed automated manual transmission. Just one LFA per day was produced during its production run.

The new video commemorates the engineering, production, and legacy of the LFA. Not only do we get to hear quick sound bites of the V-10 engine, but we also get a peek into some of the computer-aided designs, track testing, and marketing footage that brought forth and showed off the LFA supercar.

Check out the clip below.

Source: YouTube

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