The #53 Lexus LFA Code X team finished 11th overall and first in the SP-PRO class at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring race in Germany this weekend. This is the best finish for a Lexus racing team since the LFA started participating eight years ago, thanks to the driving of Akira Iida, Juichi Wakisaka & …
Kevin · June 22nd, 2014
Toyota President Akio Toyoda will be one of the four drivers racing the Gazoo Racing #48Lexus LFA in the 41st annual Nürburgring 24 hour race this weekend in Germany, joining the team of Takayuki Kinoshita, Hiroaki Ishiura, & Kazuya Oshima. The LFA will be racing in the SP8 class. A second prototype #53 LFA Code …
Kevin · June 21st, 2014
This weekend, two Lexus LFA teams will be racing in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. This marks the eighth consecutive year that an LFA has participated in the race. The Teams The first team is the #48 LFA driving in the SP8 class, here’s some information about the drivers: Takayuki Kinoshita: Mr. Kinoshita started his …
Kevin · June 20th, 2014
Vossen Wheels has released a new video featuring the customized Lexus LFA from Japanese tuner LEXON: The wheels here are the new Vossen VFS-2s, which are built using flow forming technology that allows for a greater range of widths. The LFA is running with 20×10.5 up front and a 20×12 rear for the maximum concave …
Kevin · June 17th, 2014
Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters has an excellent photo feature on the Lexus LFA owned by Japanese tuner LEXON — here are just a couple images: Aftermarket wheels on an LFA is something of a rarity, but the Vossen VFS-2 wheels really work on the Lexus supercar — be sure to check out the rest …
Kevin · June 2nd, 2014
The Lexus LFA teams didn’t race in this weekend’s VLN4 race at the Nürburgring, but Gazoo Racing did post a video showing a full lap of the track with driver Kazuya Oshima from an earlier race: This lap is from the VLN2 race in April, where Oshima-san & co-driver Kinoshita Takayuki won their class and …
Kevin · May 19th, 2014
It’s the day of green LFAs — first was the Fresh Green LFA up for sale in Ohio, and now the world’s only Mint Green LFA has shown up in Germany — here are some photos from photographer Italian Car King: There’s also this video from the Cars & Coffee in Hamburg: (This has to …
Kevin · May 12th, 2014
Japanese magazine Best Car remains convinced that Lexus & BMW are working together on a new LFA supercar, devoting their cover to the idea for the second time in six months. Here’s a better look at the rendering: The rumor of BMW & Lexus working on a next-generation supercar is a recurring theme, but it …
Kevin · May 11th, 2014
The Lexus LFA Code X had its first race this past weekend in the VLN3 ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup at the Nürburgring in Germany. Driven by Akira Iida, Wakisaka Juichi, and Iguchi Takuto, the new race car finished third in the SPPRO class and 67th overall — photographer Arndt Carsten sent over some photos of the …
Kevin · April 28th, 2014
Last weekend in Japan, 22 LFAs and 23 LFA owners participated in the inaugural meeting of the Lexus LFA Owners Club. The meet took place at the Lexus College campus inside of the Fuji Speedway. LFA Chief Engineer Tanahashi Haruhiko was in attendance, and the event was memorialized with a ceremonial planting of a Youkou-zakura …
Kevin · April 15th, 2014
The Lexus LFA Code X race car had its final test at the Fuji Speedway in Japan before being shipped to Germany for the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race in June — Gazoo Racing posted some photos on Facebook: The LFA Code X is a significant new development in Lexus racing — the bigger 5.3L V10 …
Kevin · April 15th, 2014
The Lexus LFA team of Kinoshita Takayuki & Oshima Kazuya finished the second race of the 2014 Nürburgring VLN Series with a SP8 class win, placing 18th overall. The IS F team that won the first race of the season at the beginning April finished 3rd in the SP8 class and placed 40th overall. Gazoo …
Kevin · April 14th, 2014
Lexus has released its first commercial featuring the new RC F coupe — here’s the full 60 second video: The commercial is part of an initiative to familiarize consumers with the F performance brand — there’s also this new print ad (click for a larger image): (It may be confusing for enthusiasts to see true …
Kevin · April 7th, 2014
Here’s some more photos of that one-off yellow Lexus LFA Spyder parked alongside the iconic Toyota 2000GT, this time from the Toyota UK blog: There’s also this photo of the LFA Spyder’s interior, sent to me by reader Okada Yuki: The yellow Lexus LFA Spyder will be displayed alongside a 1967 Toyota 2000GT as part …
Kevin · March 30th, 2014
The first video of the Lexus LFA Code X race car is here, and it’s something else — you can hear that modified 1LR-GUE V10 engine starting at 0:57: The LFA Code X is a significant new development in Lexus racing — the bigger 5.3L V10 and full carbon frame body would indicate some serious …
Kevin · March 27th, 2014
The Open Road Lexus dealership in Richmond, BC, has taken their #022 Pearl Read LFA and wrapped in matte silver for display at the Vancouver Auto Show — here’s another shot from the back: Open Road Lexus also posted some additional photos on their Facebook page: The Vancouver Auto Show starts tomorrow at the Vancouver …
Kevin · March 24th, 2014
Last year, Lexus invited LFA owners for a day at the New Orleans Motorsport Park — one of the LFAs participating is owned by Robert & Charity Lee, who are the subject of this new Lexus video feature: Robert is a good friend of mine, and has previously shared his experiences on Lexus Enthusiast — …
Kevin · March 6th, 2014
Video of the Lexus LFA Media Ambition art exhibit has surfaced: The earlier photos made the lightshow appear much more intense, but the installation by Rhizomatiks still has its moments — really liked the glowing tri-exhaust tips.
Kevin · February 23rd, 2014
The yellow Lexus LFA Spyder will be displayed alongside a 1967 Toyota 2000GT as part of a unique event at the Toyota Kaikan museum in Nagoya, Japan. First spotted during a Tokyo Motor Show event, this yellow LFA Spyder will be in the museum until the end of April. [Source: Toyota Japan Facebook]
Kevin · February 14th, 2014
The Media Ambition Tokyo 2014 event features eighteen artworks by 16 of Japan’s most cutting-edge technological artists, and as a sponsor, Lexus is featured in an installation by Rhizomatiks The placement of long light tubes gives the LFA Nürburgring the appearance of movement, and makes for quite a spectacle — would be something to see …
Kevin · February 11th, 2014
It’s been a pretty long week and I’m sick as a dog, so let’s watch this red Lexus LFA do some donuts on wet pavement: Have a good weekend everyone!
Kevin · January 31st, 2014
The Lexus LFA Code X was introduced at the Tokyo Auto Salon by Toyota president Akio Toyoda last week, here are some photos from Response.jp: The news of the LFA Code X was buried somewhat with the introduction of the new RC F, but it’s a significant new development in Lexus racing — the bigger …
Kevin · January 21st, 2014
Lexus & Gazoo Racing have announced that an “enhanced sports car research vehicle” called the LFA Code X will be racing in this year’s Nürburgring 24 hour race: Compared to the LFA’s base 4.8-liter V10 engine, the research vehicle’s engine displacement has been increased to 5.3 liters and system output and torque has been fine-tuned …
Kevin · January 10th, 2014
The Lexus LFA supercar factory may be a well-covered topic, but this short video from Motor Trend videographer Jim Gleason is definitely worth a watch: (Most of the video looks like outtakes from the Motor Trend feature on the LFA Works, an amazing in-depth look at the now-closed Lexus factory.)
Kevin · January 6th, 2014
In the latest episode of The One, Motor Trend presenter Justin Bell hits the track in a Lexus LFA borrowed from the Toyota Museum in Torrance, California: Haven’t been a fan of this show in the past, but I love seeing that red LFA out on the track — worth it for the visuals.
Kevin · December 11th, 2013
At the Odaiba Motor Festival celebrating the Tokyo Motor Show last month, Toyota President Akio Toyoda brought out two Lexus LFA Spyders — here they are, briefly: (The white LFA Spyder I can only assume is the same one Jay Leno drove earlier this year, but the yellow Spyder is completely new to me.)
Kevin · December 6th, 2013
While in Japan for the Tokyo Motor Show, I had a chance to meet Lexus LFA chief engineer Tanahashi Haruhiko & IS F chief engineer at the Fuji Speedway — time was limited with so many journalists in attendance, but I did get a chance to ask each of them a couple questions. Here are …
Kevin · December 4th, 2013
Here’s something you don’t see every day — the Lexus LFA, Toyota Supra & Toyota 2000GT all together all in red. These three Toyota performance icons belong to Javier Quirós, the president of Purdy Motor (the Toyota distributor in Costa Rica) and a previous Gazoo Racing LFA team driver — here’s the photo in desktop …
Kevin · November 27th, 2013
Peter Lyon from Motoring Australia is reporting that BMW & Lexus are working on a next-generation LFA supercar: It’s been nearly two years since Toyota and BMW announced an agreement to co-develop sports cars using state-of-the-art hybrid technologies, and now a source close to the two companies says the pair has decided on its first …
Kevin · November 6th, 2013
According to the November cover of Japanese magazine Best Car, Lexus & BMW are working on a joint-project to build the next-generation LFA — there’s even a rendering of what this LFA II might look like: This seems extremely unlikely (to put it lightly), but it should sell plenty of magazines when the issue comes …
Kevin · October 29th, 2013
Jalopnik has ranked the Lexus LFA speedometer the “most spectacularly designed automotive graphic” ever, and it’s easy to see why with videos like this: The LFA speedometer is already an iconic piece of Lexus history — I’m not sure what I like best, the moving metal ring or the fact that it had to be …
Kevin · October 24th, 2013
A very special event is happening today in New Orleans — 20 Lexus LFA owners have gathered at the NOLA Motorsport Park for a day of racing. While there’s sure to be official Lexus coverage in the days to come, people attending the track day have been posting photos on social media networks — here’s …
Kevin · October 23rd, 2013
A Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition will be put up for auction with no reserve at the RKMCCA Collector Car Auctions in Charlotte next week. The #296 Whitest White LFA only has 366 miles on the odometer, and is expected to sell for $500,000 to $600,000. The car was built for NASCAR MWR team owner Rob …
Kevin · October 20th, 2013
Lexus has released more footage from this year’s Nürburgring 24 hour race, with a focus on Toyota president Akio Toyoda’s time behind the wheel of the LFA race car: (While on the topic of Akio Toyoda, be sure to check out Jalopnik’s “Salute To Japan’s Coolest Car Executive”.. A week old, but worth visiting if …
Kevin · October 16th, 2013
At the beginning of September, two Lexus LFA owners attended a driving event at the Nürburgring in Germany — here’s a fast video recap of their day on the track: The Lexus International website has more details: Craig Zinn of Florida, USA and Aberhard Jung from Switzerland joined with fellow enthusiasts of other illustrious car …
Kevin · October 1st, 2013
When Lexus UK brought in the Perfection Detailing team to deep-clean their Pearl Blue LFA, they also used the opportunity to document how professional detailers take care of a supercar. (The level of detail shown by Perfection Detailing is extraordinary — very impressive results.) How to clean a Lexus LFA
Kevin · September 23rd, 2013
To mark their 20th anniversary, Top Gear Magazine asked readers to help compile a list of the 50 greatest cars since the publication started in 1993. The results have now been released, and a single Lexus appears on the list — the LFA finished 10th overall, a respectable finish in what could be one of …
Kevin · September 15th, 2013
Gazoo Racing has released some onboard footage of Kazuya Oshima racing the Lexus LFA during the Nürburgring 24h race, and it’s a great ride-along.
Kevin · July 31st, 2013
Top Gear Magazine is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and as part of the festivities, readers have been asked to choose the greatest car of the last twenty years.
Kevin · July 28th, 2013
A BEYOND Magazine story about the Shibetsu Proving Ground in Japan, the birthplace of the original LS 400 and the top-secret test track for new Lexus models, is now on the Lexus International website.
Kevin · July 24th, 2013
During my time in Los Angles earlier this year, I managed to arrange a very special test drive — 24 hours with Lexus LFA #32.
Kevin · July 23rd, 2013
Jalopnik has just posted an absolutely gorgeous photo of the Lexus LFA from photographer Seagram Pearce.
Kevin · July 21st, 2013
Jeremy Clarkson shared an interesting tidbit during his review of the new Ferrari F12 in the latest episode of Top Gear.
Kevin · July 10th, 2013
JM Custom Creations, the customized car division of JM Lexus in Florida, has done up Lexus LFA #425 in a crazy black & yellow striped pattern.
Kevin · July 4th, 2013
In a recent WSJ article about his purchase of an Hawaii island, Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison confirms that he’s a LFA owner.
Kevin · July 3rd, 2013
After two years of rumor & speculation, Racecar Engineering has finally discovered the full story behind the infamous Lexus LFA GTE racecar developed by Toyota Motorsports.
Kevin · June 20th, 2013
For the latest edition of Lexus Magazine, I was asked to write about the legacy of the LFA.
Kevin · June 18th, 2013
To mark the completion of the 500 LFA production run, Lexus created an advanced F SPORT bicycle with the same CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) used in the supercar body.
Kevin · June 4th, 2013
With the final LFAs now delivered to their owners, Lexus has released a tribute video to their supercar creation.
Kevin · May 30th, 2013
An Aqua Lexus LFA in has been spotted at a dealership in Beijing, China.
Kevin · May 30th, 2013
The LFAs in the Lexus USA press fleet have just hit 30,000 miles, so the PR team invited actor Paul Walker & racer Ken Gushi to mark the occasion at Willow Springs.
Kevin · May 28th, 2013
Have something special to share today, here's the world's only production Lexus LFA with fog lamps.
Kevin · May 24th, 2013
The Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA team of Akio Toyoda, Masahiko Kageyama, Hiroaki Ishiura & Kazuya Oshima finished 37th overall and second in the SP8 class at the 41st annual Nürburgring 24 Hour race in Germany this weekend.
Kevin · May 20th, 2013
Rune Berge Vik, the only Lexus LFA owner in Norway, was having a problem getting his supercar over a speed bump on the route to his home.
Kevin · May 19th, 2013
It's Nürburgring 24 Hour Race weekend, and the LFA is now 30th overall.
Kevin · May 18th, 2013
Toyota President Akio Toyoda will be one of the four drivers racing the Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA in the 41st annual Nürburgring 24 hour race this weekend in Germany.
Kevin · May 15th, 2013
While on the topic of Akio Toyoda, the Toyota president will be participating in the Nürburgring 24 Hours race on May 19 & 20th, his first time taking part since 2009 when he raced the Lexus LFA.
Kevin · May 6th, 2013
The mysterious Lexus LFA AD-X prototype has been spotted again on the Nürburgring, six months after its last public appearance.
Kevin · April 30th, 2013
The Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA raced this weekend in the four-hour VLN2 race at the Nürburgring, placing 1st in the SP8 Class & 29th overall.
Kevin · April 22nd, 2013
Blake Z. Rong from Autoweek was invited to drive the Lexus LFA at Willow Springs Raceway.
Kevin · April 17th, 2013
A white Lexus LFA has crashed in China, and photos of the accident have been posted on the Wrecked Exotics website.
Kevin · April 11th, 2013
This July, Lexus will be making its first official appearance at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.
Kevin · March 22nd, 2013
Motor Trend has published an video tour of the Lexus LFA Works plant in Japan.
Kevin · March 20th, 2013
The last Lexus LFA to arrive in the USA was delivered to its owner Roy Mallady, the Atlanta businessman who also happens to own the first LFA ever sold in America.
Kevin · March 18th, 2013
Kevin · March 14th, 2013
The world’s only Lexus LFA Nürburgring edition in Matte Black has been delivered to its new owner on the U.S. East Coast.
Kevin · March 4th, 2013
The Matte Black TRD development Lexus LFA made an appearance at the grand opening of the new Sungai Besi dealership in Malaysia.
Kevin · February 19th, 2013
Motor Trend have visited the Lexus LFA Works at the Motomachi Plant in Aichi, Japan, and have published what may be the final article on the unique supercar factory.
Kevin · February 14th, 2013