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Lexus LFA: no plans for next-generation supercar

A replacement for the extremely limited-edition Lexus LFA is but a dot on the horizon, as the Japanese brand has stated there are no plans currently underway for a second-generation supercar. There were only 500 examples of the Lexus LFA ever built, and the car was an exercise in brand-building for the Toyota-owned luxury manufacturer...

Lexus LFA chief engineer "sad" about turbo and hybrid-only future

Chief engineer of the Lexus LFA program Haruhiko Tanahashi has told of his sadness about the demise of high-revving naturally-aspirated supercar engines, admitting that future supercars will either be turbocharged or hybrids. "I have completed LFA as natural aspiration," Tanahashi begins. "It realise the pure gasoline-using engine car, I would say it is the ultimate gasoline engine car...

Lexus LFA: "We could have sold more" but expertise lives on, tells local boss

The boss of Lexus Australia has revealed the company could have sold more of its $750,000 Lexus LFA supercar than the 10 allocated for our market. In Japan for Wednesday's Tokyo motor show, Lexus Australia CEO Sean Hanley reported that he has had to turn down solid enquiries for the out-of-production flagship. “We could have sold more,” he told...

Lexus LFA inspires $11,000 carbonfibre F Sport Roadbike

The successor to the heroic Lexus LFA has been released, though it's not quite what we had in mind. With the final 412kW/480Nm 4.8-litre V10-powered supercar rolling down the renowned LFA Works production line in December, the skilled workers turned their attention to the Lexus F Sport Roadbike – the Japanese brand’s first-ever two-wheeler...

Lexus LFA owner convinces council to remove speed hump

A Lexus LFA owner in Norway has successfully campaigned his local council to remove a speed hump that was too high to drive his car over. Norwegian website Broom reports Rune Berge Vik first realised he had a problem soon after collecting his 412kW Japanese supercar from an importer in Oslo. With a ground clearance of just 10...

Lexus LFA: production of epic Japanese supercar ends

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...

Lexus LFA goes pink for charity

A Brisbane-based Lexus LFA has gone pink for October in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Lexus of Brisbane's pink $700,000 LFA will be on display in the showroom, which will also embrace the pink theme along with the dealership's customer welcome packs. There’s no need to panic, however. The pink livery is simply a vinyl wrap meaning the 412kW/480Nm 4...

Lexus LFA: Queensland owner wraps $700,000 supercar in chrome

With only 500 to ever be made and just 10 finding their way to Australia, the Lexus LFA already stands out from the crowd. But one owner from Queensland has just ramped up the exclusivity meter to 11 by wrapping their $700,000 Japanese supercar from bumper to bumper in chrome...

Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition smashes lap time

The ultra exclusive Lexus LFA Nurburgring package has established itself as one of the world’s fastest production cars on the infamous Nordschleife track in Germany, with a blistering 7 minutes 14.64-second time around the 20.8 kilometre circuit known as ‘Green Hell’...

Lexus LFA posts 7:14 Nürburgring lap time

Lexus has put its appropriately named LFA Nürburgring pack on the infamous track in the Eifel Mountains in Germany and walked away with a stunning lap time. With driver Akira Iida behind the wheel, the LFA went around in a staggering 7 minutes and 14 seconds. Putting that into perspective, that's quicker than the Porsche 911 GT2 RS (7:18...

2012 Lexus LFA buyers in Europe to get helicopter roadside assistance: report

Lexus is that committed to maintaining one of the best customer service feedback records, rumour has it the Japanese manufacturer will offer helicopter roadside assistance to European buyers of the 2012 Lexus LFA. According to a Motorpassion report, Lexus is setting up a team of engineers throughout Europe who will attend broken-down LFA drivers in the quickest possible means, even if the use of a helicopter is required...