Lexus builds last LFA supercar

Last updated 10:30 18/12/2012
The 500th and last Lexus LFA supercar to be built.

THE LAST LFA: The 500th and last Lexus LFA supercar to be built.

Only the highly-skilled need apply to drive the Lexus LFA.
Slip-sliding away: Only the highly-skilled need apply to drive the Lexus LFA.

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Exactly two years and 500 supercars later, Lexus has officially built its last LFA.

While the first Lexus LFA supercar rolled out of the company's Motomachi plant on December 15, 2010, the 500th, in the white LFA Nurburgring Package, was finished on December 14, 2012.

Just one car was produced per working day over the past two years and built by a total of 170 hand-picked workers who handled parts manufacturing, assembly and painting.

Lexus said the learning and passion gained from engineering and producing the LFA can already be seen in recently released products across its entire range, not just those carrying the F Sport badge.

"In that sense, the spirit of the LFA will live on; it will be fondly remembered for being the car that marked the start of significant change for the Lexus brand," the company said.

Haruhiko Tanahashi, the LFA's chief engineer, remarked: ''I've lived and breathed supercars for the past decade. Very few people have the opportunity we had: to create a world-class supercar from a blank sheet of paper.''

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