by Jez Spinks

The last Lexus LFA has rolled off its production line, ending the 500-unit run of the Japanese brand’s epic $700,000 supercar.

Lexus had been building the LFA at a rate of 20 per month since December 2010, with a Nurburgring Package version joining from January 2012.

The Lexus LFA is powered by a 4.8-litre V10 that produces 412kW of power, 480Nm of torque, and screams to 9000rpm as it races to 100km/h from standstill in 3.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 325km/h.

Lexus says the manufacturing processes it learnt for the carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) used for the LFA won’t go to waste.

That suggests we may see CFRP employed to some degree on the production version of the company’s LF-LC sports car concept that is anticipated to get a green light for showrooms in the near future.

It’s guaranteed to be more affordable than the LFA that was more expensive than most Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

Click to read CarAdvice’s review of the Lexus LFA.

  • F1orce

    Halo model I guess..

  • Frostie

    Good to see they learnt something from making this car.
    That’s what motorsports used to be for, high performance R&D.
    Nowadays, motorsport is little more than a marketing tool.

  • $29896495

    You know, it might be a great car, but it just seemed a Korean to me. 

    • Dave W

      What’s “a Korean”? Especially when Hyundai and Kia, the biggest two Korean car manufacturers that pretty much shape our perception of Korean cars, employ a German and an American as their Chief Design Officer.

      • $29896495

        (oh left out “bit”) I was thinking of some of the Korean examples, prior to the current crop of cars. Still even some of the current ones. Where they go that little bit to far. I’m referring to flutes and ducts. Extremely low roofs, and really unusual headlights. (Although a lot of cars have them these days, unusual headlights that is) But I still think Hyundai are the master of going a little to far. That’s how I see that particular Toyota. Proportions just seem wrong. I like most of what Kia are doing at the moment. 

        • cam09

          Dont worry you will never get to drive one there all sold!

          • $29896495

            That’s cool, never had a desire to. You know I look at that and think of the Toyota 2000 GT they did in the 60s and wonder, where did they go wrong.

          • Grant

            Well, that’s your opinion.

          • $29896495

            Yep grant, it certainly is! Just like what you wrote is yours. All the best. Have you ever seen a 2000 GT?

          • Grant

            Yes, I was lucky enough to see one in the flesh at a motor exhibition. It was stunning.

        • Mr D

          Yep, overstyling. This thing is already starting to look dated.

    • Kyle

      Yeah, it is very much a more impressive demonstration of tech.

  • Greg Tuck

    Shame they didn’t decide to make them cheaper and in bigger numbers for longer, would’ve been less special though…

  • TG

    Paris will be sad, she won’t get to buy a third one. 😉

    • Dave W

      Say what you want about Paris Hilton but she has great taste for cars.

      • $29896495

        Well, that’s your opinion

  • Jerrycan

    An interesting and expensive experiment.
    Took them about 10 years and a couple fo false starts to produce something that was as nearly as good as the competition.
    If they learn nothing else from this then if attempted again they will either have to be more nimble getting to market or more revolutionary.
    Or engage someone who can do the job for them (aka Subaru and 86).

    • Kaas

      actually Toyota always had the know how… look at their cars in the 90s and 80s.

      Unfortunately (for enthusiasts) Toyota fell in love with MASS volume cars like Corolla, Camry etc and focused on them… in turn they expanded to be No.1 in the world…

      but now that they are No.1, they want to go back and start making some sporty cars and the LFA was the “prototype” they needed to learn from, after 15 years of lacking sports-car development.