Lexus LFA says goodbye on videoMon, 03 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0700
The Lexus LFA says goodbye in a tribute video
The very last Lexus LFA was produced in December 2012, and the last LFA destined for Europe in March 2013, so now, with the LFA consigned to the annuls of Toyota’s car history, Lexus has decided they should pay tribute to their very special supercar.
It took a decade to get the LFA from initial concept to production, and much changed in that time. But the end result was worth the wait, even if the price tag – north of £300k – made the LFA a car only for the properly wealthy petrolheads.
But that was just as well, as Lexus only built 500 of the 4.8 litre V10 powered LFAs – including the special edition LFA Nurburgring Edition – and they were, after some clumsy ‘lease only’ options being forced on North American customers, quickly snapped up.
But now the LFA is over, and there’s nothing else like it on the horizon. Even the ‘Godfather’ of LFA - Hiromu Naruse – is gone in a car crash near the Nurburgring in his beloved LFA, and it seems Lexus and Toyota have no path to another supercar on the horizon.
But Lexus want us to know the DNA of the LFA lives on in their latest mainstream cars. That may be stretching the truth a bit, but the LFA does seem to have given Toyota its sporty Mojo back.
And that’s a good thing.
By Cars UK