Lexus announced Monday that it has officially built its last LFA. The 500th Lexus supercar rolled off the company's production line in Motomachi, Japan on Dec. 14, clad in the special "Nurburgring" package (ABOVE).
Toyota's Lexus division started production on the LFA exactly two years ago, building one car per working day. A total of 170 workers were hand-picked to handle parts manufacturing, assembly and painting for the LFA project.
"I've lived and breathed supercars for the past decade," says Haruhiko Tanahashi, the LFA's chief engineer. "Specifically one supercar, the LFA. Very few people have the opportunity we had: to create a world-class supercar from a blank sheet of paper."
While Lexus announcement quashes rumors that a convertible version could be forthcoming, Lexus said lessons learned from the LFA's construction, in particular its use of in-house-built carbon fiber reinforced plastic, may be incorporated into future products for the brand.