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Lexus pays tribute to the LFA [video]

Was limited to 500 units

Lexus has released a video tribute for the LFA which went out of production recently.

It all started in 2000 when Lexus engineer Haruhiko Tanahashi gathered a team of other fellow engineers to develop a supercar. The LFA was almost cancelled several times during its development but in the end 500 units were produced, out of which 50 were the hotter Nürburgring Edition.

The Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition (an extra 70,000 USD) came with the same V10 4.8-liter engine but upgraded by 10 bhp (7.46 kW) to 562 bhp (419 kW). It also had a revised six-speed sequential gearbox with faster gear changes, along with a few carbon fiber body pieces. The suspension was retuned, while the ride height was decreased by 10mm.

There aren't any details available right now about an LFA successor. However, the technology will live on in upcoming models.

Source: Lexus

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Comments (10)

 DBaskov DBaskov
That engine sound...
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June 1, 2013 10:43 pm
 Siawa Siawa
Beautiful Ad.
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June 1, 2013 6:07 pm
 SirLukkas SirLukkas
The best sounding supercar since the Carrera GT. And it wasn't built for outright track domination like the GT-R, it was built as a showcase of Lexus technology and to be the best possible driver's car.
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May 31, 2013 8:58 pm
 whitecar whitecar
Considering the price tag, I think the LFA is over-rated. There was a previous comparison which showed the GTR was faster around the track than it.
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May 31, 2013 7:31 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
Full respect for Lexus for building one of the most exciting cars ever.
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May 31, 2013 1:35 pm