Lexus LFA Technology Trickles Down to Future ModelsTuesday, January 8, 2013 6:40 by Arman Barari
Lexus LFA super car production has come to an end, and there is no imminent plan to replace it with another, high-tech, super fast, super expensive model. But Lexus has spent too much time and money developing this car’s technology, and they are going to use it. Future ordinary Lexus models are going to benefit from the technologies used in the LFA.
Now, it’s not likely for Lexus to put the LFA’s race-bred V10 engine in any of the upcoming production models, and the chassis and suspension, as well as advanced electronic systems are too fancy for normal cars. But there is one area Lexus gained great expertise at while developing the LFA, and that’s carbon fiber.
That is something they can put to good use in future models. Lexus has already confirmed they are working on new sports models, namely the production version of the LF-LC sports coupe, and carbon fiber can do wonders for this car.
That said, using carbon fiber can dramatically increase the cost of production, which means the finished product will be end up being too expensive, especially for today’s ill market. Read more details @Autonews.