The Truth About Cars » Lexus LFA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Lexus LFA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Remember This Top Secret Facility? You Have Been There http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/remember-this-top-secret-facility-you-have-been-there/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/remember-this-top-secret-facility-you-have-been-there/#comments Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:11:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477827 After Toyota ended production of the Lexus LFA and closed a chapter of supercar history, National Geographic aired its documentary as part of its Megafactories series. “Up until now, no television cameras have ever been allowed inside this top secret facility,” says the film. The words were carefully chosen. You, the TTAC readers, had been […]

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After Toyota ended production of the Lexus LFA and closed a chapter of supercar history, National Geographic aired its documentary as part of its Megafactories series. “Up until now, no television cameras have ever been allowed inside this top secret facility,” says the film. The words were carefully chosen. You, the TTAC readers, had been […]

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Sayonara, LFA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/sayonara-lfa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/sayonara-lfa/#comments Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:58:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470441 As intimated last week, Toyota’s production of its LFA supercar is coming to an end. On Friday, LFA #500 left the assembly line at the secretive LFA Works in Toyota’s Motomachi plant. After a week of testing, the car will be delivered to its undisclosed owner. The owner is most likely Japanese, because the color […]

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As intimated last week, Toyota’s production of its LFA supercar is coming to an end. On Friday, LFA #500 left the assembly line at the secretive LFA Works in Toyota’s Motomachi plant. After a week of testing, the car will be delivered to its undisclosed owner. The owner is most likely Japanese, because the color […]

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Coming Soon: Not Your Father’s Third Wife’s Lexus SC430 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/coming-soon-not-your-fathers-third-wifes-lexus-sc430/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/coming-soon-not-your-fathers-third-wifes-lexus-sc430/#comments Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:24:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452913 Back in November at the launch of the Lexus GS, a product planner who shall remain nameless turned the tables on me; when I started asking him questions about future products, like the possibility of a Lexus GS-F, he began to grill me about competitive product. One car that seemed to have captured his interest […]

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Back in November at the launch of the Lexus GS, a product planner who shall remain nameless turned the tables on me; when I started asking him questions about future products, like the possibility of a Lexus GS-F, he began to grill me about competitive product. One car that seemed to have captured his interest […]

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The Last Word On LFA Sales. Or: How To Cure OCD With One Phone Call http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-last-word-on-lfa-sales-or-how-to-cure-ocd-with-one-phone-call/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-last-word-on-lfa-sales-or-how-to-cure-ocd-with-one-phone-call/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:43:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452618 Obsessions are a menace. The daughter of a friend had a shower obsession. “I have an obsessive compulsive disorder,” she would readily admit, only to continue: “I’ll be right back, I need to take a shower.” Such a pretty girl. And she always smelled so good. A prime obsession of the auto blogosphere are the […]

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Obsessions are a menace. The daughter of a friend had a shower obsession. “I have an obsessive compulsive disorder,” she would readily admit, only to continue: “I’ll be right back, I need to take a shower.” Such a pretty girl. And she always smelled so good. A prime obsession of the auto blogosphere are the […]

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The Making Of The Lexus LFA Supercar: An Inside Report, Chapter 5: Exam Week. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-making-of-the-lexus-lfa-supercar-an-inside-report-chapter-5-exam-week/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-making-of-the-lexus-lfa-supercar-an-inside-report-chapter-5-exam-week/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:08:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452354 In this week-long report, we followed the Lexus LFA from raw fiber to body, paint, and assembly. In this final chapter, we take it on the test track in Motomachi.  Each and every LFA that rolls off the line is checked like no other car. 7,000 items of the LFA, all previously checked, counter-signed, eternalized in evidence sheets, are checked again. […]

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In this week-long report, we followed the Lexus LFA from raw fiber to body, paint, and assembly. In this final chapter, we take it on the test track in Motomachi.  Each and every LFA that rolls off the line is checked like no other car. 7,000 items of the LFA, all previously checked, counter-signed, eternalized in evidence sheets, are checked again. […]

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The Making Of The Lexus LFA Supercar. An Inside Report, Chapter 4: Balance Of Power http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-making-of-the-lexus-lfa-supercar-an-inside-report-chapter-4-balance-of-power/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-making-of-the-lexus-lfa-supercar-an-inside-report-chapter-4-balance-of-power/#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452209 In the preceding chapters, we followed the Lexus LFA from raw fiber to body, paint, and assembly. Today, the LFA gets its engine. Tomorrow, we’ll test it, and then, we’ll say good-bye to the LFA Workshop in Motomachi.  On its slow road to completion, the LFA travels down a main line, where it is met […]

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In the preceding chapters, we followed the Lexus LFA from raw fiber to body, paint, and assembly. Today, the LFA gets its engine. Tomorrow, we’ll test it, and then, we’ll say good-bye to the LFA Workshop in Motomachi.  On its slow road to completion, the LFA travels down a main line, where it is met […]

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The Making Of The Lexus LFA Supercar. An Inside Report, Chapter 3: Call Me Names http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-making-of-the-lexus-lfa-supercar-an-inside-report-chapter-3-call-me-names/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-making-of-the-lexus-lfa-supercar-an-inside-report-chapter-3-call-me-names/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:15:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452054   After a general introduction in the first chapter, the last chapter of this inside report showed us  how the body-in-white of the LFA is hand-made layer by layer, and that it is actually a body-in-black. When finished, the body goes on a transfer cart and travels one third of a mile to the second stage of the […]

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  After a general introduction in the first chapter, the last chapter of this inside report showed us  how the body-in-white of the LFA is hand-made layer by layer, and that it is actually a body-in-black. When finished, the body goes on a transfer cart and travels one third of a mile to the second stage of the […]

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The Making Of The Lexus LFA Supercar. An Inside Report, Chapter 2: In The Clean Room. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-making-of-the-lexus-lfa-supercar-an-inside-report-chapter-2-in-the-clean-room/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-making-of-the-lexus-lfa-supercar-an-inside-report-chapter-2-in-the-clean-room/#comments Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:45:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451950 Yesterday, we heard how the LFA really was born (in a bar, where many good ideas are born and pitched,) and why it is made from carbon fiber. Now, we are in front of the cleanroom, and while our little group is suiting up, let’s use the time for a quick course on CFRP.  The […]

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Yesterday, we heard how the LFA really was born (in a bar, where many good ideas are born and pitched,) and why it is made from carbon fiber. Now, we are in front of the cleanroom, and while our little group is suiting up, let’s use the time for a quick course on CFRP.  The […]

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The Making Of The Lexus LFA Supercar: Who, What, Where And Most Of All Why. An Inside The Industry Report, Chapter 1: From A Bar To Bar None http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-making-of-the-lexus-lfa-supercar-who-what-where-and-most-of-all-why-an-inside-report-chapter-1-from-a-bar-to-bar-none/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-making-of-the-lexus-lfa-supercar-who-what-where-and-most-of-all-why-an-inside-report-chapter-1-from-a-bar-to-bar-none/#comments Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:15:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451770 Behind a nondescript garage door in the Motomachi plant in Toyota City is LFA Kobo, the LFA Works. Here, 170 men and women chase the holy grail of car making. Their mission: How to make a car super fast, super light, super safe, and affordable. They have mastered the first three. On the affordable they […]

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Behind a nondescript garage door in the Motomachi plant in Toyota City is LFA Kobo, the LFA Works. Here, 170 men and women chase the holy grail of car making. Their mission: How to make a car super fast, super light, super safe, and affordable. They have mastered the first three. On the affordable they […]

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The Making Of The Lexus LFA Supercar. An Inside Report In 5 Chapters http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-making-of-the-lexus-lfa-supercar-an-inside-report-in-5-chapters/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/the-making-of-the-lexus-lfa-supercar-an-inside-report-in-5-chapters/#comments Sun, 08 Jul 2012 18:21:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452645 This 5 chapter series gives you unprecedented access to the LFA Works in Motomachi. Here, 500 LFA supercars are being handmade by 170 people, and you can watch how they do it. Chapter One: From A Bar To Bar None. How the LFA was born, and why it is made from carbon fiber. Chapter Two: In […]

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This 5 chapter series gives you unprecedented access to the LFA Works in Motomachi. Here, 500 LFA supercars are being handmade by 170 people, and you can watch how they do it. Chapter One: From A Bar To Bar None. How the LFA was born, and why it is made from carbon fiber. Chapter Two: In […]

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TTAC Celebrates Lexus LFA Week, And You Go Behind The Scenes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/ttac-celebrates-lexus-lfa-week-and-you-go-behind-the-scenes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/ttac-celebrates-lexus-lfa-week-and-you-go-behind-the-scenes/#comments Sun, 08 Jul 2012 16:22:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451707   This coming week is LFA Week. From Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, TTAC will run a five-part series documenting the production of the Lexus LFA. Readers of TTAC will receive unprecedented access to the LFA Works in Motomachi. You will receive a behind-the-scene look, exclusive, never before published proprietary pictures, and a […]

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  This coming week is LFA Week. From Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, TTAC will run a five-part series documenting the production of the Lexus LFA. Readers of TTAC will receive unprecedented access to the LFA Works in Motomachi. You will receive a behind-the-scene look, exclusive, never before published proprietary pictures, and a […]

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The Secret Of The Tiffany-Blue LFA, Or How Those Auto Spy Stories Are Written http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/the-secret-of-the-tiffany-blue-lfa-or-how-those-auto-spy-stories-are-written/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/the-secret-of-the-tiffany-blue-lfa-or-how-those-auto-spy-stories-are-written/#comments Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:14:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450653 A mysterious Lexus LFA that went from Motomachi to (the green) hell is fueling the fantasy of bloggers. Some say the Tiffany-blue bolide belongs to the Sheikh of Qatar, who just happens to like his cars in Tiffany blue. Others say it is the LFA going out with a bang, attacking the elusive Nordschleife ring […]

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A mysterious Lexus LFA that went from Motomachi to (the green) hell is fueling the fantasy of bloggers. Some say the Tiffany-blue bolide belongs to the Sheikh of Qatar, who just happens to like his cars in Tiffany blue. Others say it is the LFA going out with a bang, attacking the elusive Nordschleife ring […]

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