This car also featured a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer body. They went into production at the end of 2010 and sold for $375,000. Then, Lexus released a circuit-tuned model in 2012 that came with a price tag of $445,000. That made it one of the most expensive Japanese road vehicles ever. Production came to an end in 2012 after they produced 500 cars.
Lexus made a statement in 2016 that they had no plans to revive their LFA. Instead, they want it to remain an icon for many years to come. In the future, they might consider creating another supercar, but it seems they are content to let this high-powered machine’s legacy live on. As speed-enthusiasts it’s the consumers the lose out as Lexus did a great job at creating a supercar and we’re confident they could’ve built another high-quality machine that would impress.
3. LC 500
If you want one of the fastest Lexus car models, you can look at a current model, the LC 500. It’s been in production since 2017 and features a 2UR-GSE 5.0-liter V8 engine with D-4S direct fuel injection and optimized VVT-i. This engine produces 471 horsepower and propels the car to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. This car also comes with a Direct Shift ten-speed automatic transmission, which makes it the first time any automaker used a ten-speed transmission in a luxury vehicle.
This grand-tourer has serious sex appeal and in 2017, almost 2,500 of these vehicles were sold in the United States. There’s also an optional Sport package available that includes a carbon fiber reinforced plastic roof, speed-activated rear-wing, plus 21-inch forged aluminum wheels.
In addition to extreme speeds, the company also supplies many safety features standard through their Lexus Safety System +. This suite comes with a Pre-Collisions System and Pedestrian Detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and Intelligent High Beams. As an added safety measure, the Lexus LC 500 utilizes a pop-up hood after a front impact occurs with a pedestrian. This elevates the hood to prevent personal injury.
All of the LC 500 models are produced at Toyota’s Motomachi facility, which is also where the LFA is built. They’ve even reconfigured the factory just to accommodate the LC. Many of the same craftsmen who worked to create the LFA continue to produce the LC. In total, each member of the assembly team spends about 20 minutes doing their part. Then, the final quality check occurs in a silent glass-walled inspection booth.