The First Production Lexus LFA


The First Production Lexus LFA

The Lexus LFA website has been updated to include a very important milestone — the manufacturing of the very first production LFA:

December 15th, 2010. The production of the Lexus LFA begins at the Motomachi Factory LFA Plant.

The LFA will be produced by a total of 170 people including the CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) manufacturing staff. The LFA Plant has a few very unique characteristics.

First, this plant developed its own CFRP technology not solely for the LFA, but for future Toyota and Lexus models as well. 65% of the LFA’s body is made of CFRP, realizing exceptional strength and rigidity while reducing vehicle weight dramatically.

Also, a normal Lexus model is comprised of approximately 12,000 parts, whereas the LFA is made of approximately 15,000 parts, and each one of them is assembled by hand by the craftsmen.

The most notable feature is that every single procedure is recorded for each LFA built. For example, the record for the assembly process alone is over 300 pages long, and in the end, each and every LFA built will have over a 3,500 page work journal. This record will be kept at Lexus and will be utilized for future reference should there be an inquiry after the vehicle is delivered.

This is what every LFA emerging from the LFA Plant encounters before delivery to customers around the world.

A couple more photos of the #001 red LFA:

First Lexus LFA Production #001

First Production Lexus LFA Rolling off the line

After ten years of development and countless bumps along the road, the LFA is finally rolling off the manufacturing line. What an amazing story.

[Source: Lexus LFA website via Club Lexus]

Comments


  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard RDS

    Pretty nice ! Except the color (for me) .

  • Eljay

    Something tells me resale value will not be a problem for this car… ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    What a site…

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    WorldofLuxury wrote:What a site…

    sight*Anyways… wow… that owner’s car is READY! omg… wow…

    Eljay wrote:Something tells me resale value will not be a problem for this car…

    aha Certainly not!
    Not only that… Because all the owners have to wait 2 full years, this first owner will be the first on the market with an LFA!

  • Lexus Ben

    congrads to the owner of this particular car.

  • Mike DeLorca

    What a milestone indeed—-looking forward to seeing the first on the roads—-I personally love the color—anyone know the name of it?

  • Antonio Crncevic

    Beautiful…this car is amazing, I hope I see him once in my life on the road for real!!!

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Mike DeLorca wrote:What a milestone indeed—-looking forward to seeing the first on the roads—-I personally love the color—anyone know the name of it?

    According to the LFA website, it’s either Red or Pearl Red, and I’m inclined to think it’s Red.

  • Joshd

    I wonder where this car is going/who’s it is?

  • JVX

    My hat off to all those 170 people involved. Congrats!

  • Mike DeLorca

    @krew: KREW—-thanks for the color names—I forgot I could view on website—-i just looked at the numerous choices there are—unbelievable colors—-there is a sunset orange that is out of this world.
    Thanks again !

  • ROAD RUNNER 007

    ….This very first LF-A its coming to …..!!!!!

  • Eljay

    I´ve always felt sad that I weren´t around when the legendary Toyota 2000GT was introduced. The LFA makes up for that big time! :-D

  • RollaXRS

    First shipment of Lexus LFA arrived in US. There are pictures of 5 LFAs being taken out of the “box” at the dealership and being prep’ed for delivery.

  • ROAD RUNNER 007

    EXCITING NEWS !!! COSTA RICA JUST RECEIVED THE LF-A IN SUPER RED COLOR,
    THE NUMBER # 14 OF PRODUCTION.

    AND DOWN TO BUSINNESS, ONCE WITH THE BATTERY CONNECTED AND WITH THE TYRES ON PAVEMENT, DOING SOME DONUTS..!!!

    CATCH ME IF YOU CAN..!!!

  • Ernstschilperoord