See How the Lexus LFA Supercar Is Made

Rumors are that this is Stig’s favorite supercar and that its engine looks like a demon. What we can say about it is that it’s ground braking.
Lexus LFA 1 photo
Photo: Wikimedia
Being showcased at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show in its final form, the Lexus LFA entered production in December 2010 and after 500 units rolled out the factory, its intricate manufacturing process ended in December 2012.

To make this supercar as “super” as you know it, Lexus had to invent a new looming machine in order to fabricate most of its parts from a new material called CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer). In fact, 65 percent of the LFA is made out of this lightweight and extra strong material.

Another work of art is the 4.8-liter V10 engine from under the LFA’s bonnet, that delivers 560 PS and 480 Nm of torque, which is constructed using forged aluminum pistons, titanium connecting rods and valves, while adopting a 72-degree angle between the two banks of cylinders. That allows even firing from the pistons without using a split-journal crankshaft, leading to an improved efficiency and reduced weight.

National Geographic made an interesting documentary with the whole manufacturing process of the Lexus LFA a while ago. It’s a must see and if you missed it you can watch it down bellow.

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