Matte Black Lexus LFA by Office-K

There are questions in the automotive world that shouldn't have a palpable or numeric answer. Perhaps the most important of the is "what's a supercar?". We know the Lexus LFA falls in this category, but it's not for reasons that can be easily explained. The engine is at the front, unlike most Ferraris and Lamborghinis, while its 553 hp output falls short of even most American super musclecars.
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And yet everybody took notice when the LFA entered the supercar club in 2010. It has the typical supercar hardware that includes an engine that revs to the stratosphere and a carbon fiber body which has a cool story to tell. Apparently, the LFA project started ten years earlier with an aluminum body, which was then deemed too heavy for the car and scrapped.

Today, the excitement over this Japanese wonder has simmered down to a simmer. Production halted last year, the few hundreds of examples have spread themselves across the wold to loving owners. This one didn't travel too far from its Motomachi factory in Toyota Town, ending up in Tokyo.

There, it's been customized by the guys at Office-K and now sports a matte black look with carbon fiber accents from Artisan Spirits, including diffuser blades both at the front and back and a small wing for the rear deck. They also changed the exhaust, providing us with a sample of the aural experience in the video below.

Even though the LFA cost more than $400,000 and Lexus lost money on every example it sold, it's a real shame they stopped thinking outside the proverbial supercar box.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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