Autos & Vehicles

Lexus LFA | A Proper Goodbye

We review and celebrate the long gone Lexus LFA, a car briefly made from 2011-2012. With only 500 manufactured, this extremely rare and largely misunderstood car, has mystique. We attempt to break down and tell the story of what made it special. The LFA despite the badge speaks a universal language. Whether you are a Ferrari, Porsche, Chevy or Ford fan there is something in this video you will appreciate. If you are big fan of the Toyota Supra, 86, LC500, F Products you may wonder if this Lexus is the next $1,000,000 car?
#lexus #lfa #history
Soundtrack By: Yi Nantiro
Index:
00:00 - 1:24 Intro
1:24 - 5:47 The Story of the LFA Owner
5:47 - 8:40 Interior Impressions
8:40 - 11:08 The Lexus Dealer and Service Options
11:08 - 15:26 The Development Story and Toyota F1
15:26 - 18:47 Switching to Carbon Fiber and Parts Costs
18:47 - 23:52 Suspension, Brakes and Oil System
23:52 - 28:21 Rear Suspension, Cooling, Drivetrain, Transmission
28:21 - 38:33 Engine Design, Sound Design, Oiling System and Dry Sump
38:33 - 44:49 Driving Impressions at Autobahn Country Club
44:49 Final Thoughts and Saying Goodbye

Comments 

  1. Johnathan Trentwell

    Johnathan Trentwell

    3 hours ago

    Honesty/Integrity Car Dealership You may choose one.

  2. GL0WING HUMAN TRICH0ME

    GL0WING HUMAN TRICH0ME

    10 hours ago

    The LC500 has introduced me its dad the LFA❣️

  3. tobias schmelzer

    tobias schmelzer

    18 hours ago

    in the years there is no car that is so special. a good investment.

  4. Kelvin Lee

    Kelvin Lee

    Day ago

    This video will reach 1 million views soon

  5. Solrock

    Solrock

    2 days ago

    This Video is 48 Minutes Worth Of Automotive Nerd Perfection , thank you SG For making a video worthy of the LFA.

  6. hammer_martel

    hammer_martel

    2 days ago

    Premium level content. How did I miss this until now? Truly top shelf!

  7. Ahmed Zahid

    Ahmed Zahid

    4 days ago

    Thanks, from the bottom of my heart. LFA finally got the treatment it deserved.

  8. Aaron McConkey

    Aaron McConkey

    5 days ago

    Imo its the best single clutch ever made

  9. OldCarsAreFun

    OldCarsAreFun

    6 days ago

    This is amazing. Thanks for making this video

  10. Tireroaster's Garage

    Tireroaster's Garage

    6 days ago

    So glad you guys made this video! Thank you!

  11. XKS99

    XKS99

    7 days ago

    I don't get it

  12. Sikai Xiao

    Sikai Xiao

    7 days ago

    It's funny how nowadays, Lexus is the one of the few left who still puts a big NA engine into their performance car. Hopefully one day I will own one

  13. Glenn Nichols

    Glenn Nichols

    9 days ago

    There is ABSOLUTELY NO reason why Doug Demirro should have more subscribers

  14. Glenn Nichols

    Glenn Nichols

    9 days ago

    Why did Lexus only have these engineering challenges???

  15. Glenn Nichols

    Glenn Nichols

    9 days ago

    Thank you for the most in depth review of this car. Thank you Smart Motors Madison

  16. Jaybruhh

    Jaybruhh

    10 days ago

    Fun Fact: *_Toyota actually hired musicians to help tune the exhaust note to sound as pleasurable as possible to the human ear._* The best sounding car ever made.

  17. Fred Howland

    Fred Howland

    11 days ago

    The production quality of this channel is just other worldly. Amazing content guys. Bravo. 👏

  18. Laolu Adegbesan

    Laolu Adegbesan

    12 days ago

    Great achievement I must say, pure luxury in sport-race car. Yet durable and reliable, what else, it's the best for me. Peace of mind!

  19. Nick Morizio

    Nick Morizio

    12 days ago

    I’m sorry, but why put so much engineering work into a car that is nothing more than a collectible. In the numbers they made, these cars were doomed to never actually be driven. Which is sad for those of us that love cars. Toyota proving a point? Was that point that they can design something too expensive to put into mass production? Okay golf clap

  20. Vasily Bondarenko

    Vasily Bondarenko

    14 days ago

    LOL. Taking credit for lexus.... no influence in reality....

  21. Skipper Scott

    Skipper Scott

    15 days ago

    Outstanding review, thanks.

  22. Saeed Rahimi

    Saeed Rahimi

    15 days ago

    that sound gives me chills man

  23. Tim Winchester

    Tim Winchester

    17 days ago

    The best review of a automobile ever! The LFA is a very special vehicle. Just heard today that Lexus is reviving the LFA! But will be using a TT V8 on a whole new platform, same platform as the new IS with a few tweaks. The reveal is going to be around 6 months from now. And the release in 2023. This should be interesting.

  24. Ian Edmonds

    Ian Edmonds

    17 days ago

    The music on Savage Geese is always absolutely sublime. You music director needs big props. I always love it. Luv and Peace.

  25. sjwoodruff

    sjwoodruff

    17 days ago

    great car, great vid

  26. DRIVER46

    DRIVER46

    18 days ago

    Great video , such a amazing car . Best sound ever on street car.

  27. RainyMood

    RainyMood

    18 days ago

    Thank you for a video like this, on a car like this.

  28. JF

    JF

    18 days ago

    The LFA and the quality of this video... Pure mastery of the art! Thank you for such an interesting, exhaustive treat.

  29. Ryan vtec

    Ryan vtec

    19 days ago

    that v10 at 9000rpm. best sound ever

  30. Ciego Sanchez

    Ciego Sanchez

    19 days ago

    This car is the definition of quality over quantity

  31. NAKIB SAYYED

    NAKIB SAYYED

    19 days ago

    The best V10 in the world.

  32. Anubis Nick

    Anubis Nick

    22 days ago

    To be honest,when i first saw this car before the fast and furious 5,i wanted this but even in time i will buy one as a collectors item.

  33. IRYL LIRYC

    IRYL LIRYC

    23 days ago

    After LFA is gone, RC-F is my favourite

  34. Just Juw

    Just Juw

    23 days ago

    I love the paddles like that 😎

  35. Marktuyet

    Marktuyet

    23 days ago

    Didn't know this gorgeous automobile existed . Thank you for this .

  36. s k

    s k

    24 days ago

    One of the most beautiful designs along with amazing performance and build quality/reliability.

  37. Lawrence O'Mara

    Lawrence O'Mara

    24 days ago

    I could listen to that engine accelerating forever, it would never get old

  38. Auto DIY

    Auto DIY

    25 days ago

    Amazing story telling. Thank you for sharing the magnificent LFA with us. I find it sad that there are LFAs out there with almost no miles. If you can afford this machine you owe to the heroes that made it happen to drive it and let it sing.

  39. F1hotrod

    F1hotrod

    27 days ago

    Cool car. And I do think it is very special. But a standard C8 is probably not that much slower on the track, Z06 will waste it. And the destroked LS7 in the detroit speed Camaro sounds better. 1 billion dollars is kind of ridiculous to produce 500 cars.

  40. Jid Ofole

    Jid Ofole

    27 days ago

    Chow down on reality and chill with the silly hyperbole

  41. glenniz1

    glenniz1

    28 days ago

    Extremely Well Done!!

  42. Parrots and Potatoes

    Parrots and Potatoes

    28 days ago

    For myself: 38:33, 40:00, 41:30, 44:30

  43. Azu Za’s

    Azu Za’s

    28 days ago

    65% of the car is carbon fiber it still weighs 3600 pounds

  44. 不白北极熊

    不白北极熊

    Month ago

    In my mind, LFA is the only production road legal car that DOES NOT need any upgrades. it's just so perfect in every way.

  45. Alistair Blaire

    Alistair Blaire

    Month ago

    This car is a masterpiece and this video does a great job conveying that.

  46. flyboynextdoor

    flyboynextdoor

    Month ago

    Development story much like the Porsche 928 45 years ago, a huge departure for the company, huge investment in new technology to make a one off model, designed to be a flagship car for the brand.

  47. TK

    TK

    Month ago

    One of the most beautiful and refine car ever made. Masterpiece

  48. Jan_Mike's_Enterprise

    Jan_Mike's_Enterprise

    Month ago

    LFA is like a mythological creature that's happened to be true.

  49. Jeffrey B.

    Jeffrey B.

    Month ago

    Art. The best auto review/story/blog/video on youtube. Period. Since the hood and one of the fenders costs more than my to me new STI in 2019, I'll just have to watch this and hope I win some sort of big dollar contest....truly an artistic product. To bad such things are not more available to the "rest of us."

  50. Wandering Friar

    Wandering Friar

    Month ago

    These guys could review a rice cooker and I would still stay glued to the screen lol!

  51. Goony Tunes

    Goony Tunes

    Month ago

    Paddles mounted on the wheel instead of the column are absolute dust, otherwise UNREAL video!

  52. Bret Z

    Bret Z

    Month ago

    Perfect F1 footage , lol

  53. MClayton 25

    MClayton 25

    Month ago

    It's not Lexus. It's Toyota and they know how to build cars

  54. moorfan1

    moorfan1

    Month ago

    0-60 on the 1:18 version please?

  55. I'm the greatest Ever

    I'm the greatest Ever

    Month ago

    the audi r8 is still there. last of the analog supercars today.

  56. Killersentra

    Killersentra

    Month ago

    THE WORST CAR EVER CREATED BY TOYOTA..... TOYOTA EVEN HAD TO PAY TOPGEAR CREW TO LIE TO THE PEOPLE IN HOW GOOD IT WAS. THIS IS THE DAY I LOST RESPECT FOR THE OLD TOPGEAR CREW.

  57. Hardik M Shah

    Hardik M Shah

    Month ago

    from Japan, with dollops of engineered love!!!

  58. WILSON

    WILSON

    Month ago

    This is such a ridiculously beautiful video. Anything else made about the LFA just pales in comparison. Thank you, Mark and Jack.

  59. Nok R.

    Nok R.

    Month ago

    Intro song by Yi Nantiro "not all roses are red"

  60. J Austin

    J Austin

    Month ago

    Daaaaaaam!

  61. Greg Ripplinger

    Greg Ripplinger

    Month ago

    The handsomely soy analogically guide because virgo histologically spare by a moldy report. sloppy, synonymous sunshine

  62. Frank Lewis

    Frank Lewis

    Month ago

    Surprise if you can't sell it it's freaking useless I don't give a shit what it is.!

  63. Keyboard Dancers

    Keyboard Dancers

    Month ago

    If there was an Oscar for automotive documentaries, this one would win. Best car review I've ever seen.

  64. FarmYard Gaming

    FarmYard Gaming

    Month ago

    I can tell only a minute in this is one of the best videos on USgone

  65. lly0005

    lly0005

    Month ago

    Instead of doing a new supra. Toyota should have done a car like this

    • Tj Tucker

      Tj Tucker

      Month ago

      So nobody can really buy it. Lmao.

  66. TheLastCedar

    TheLastCedar

    Month ago

    i prefer aluminum over carbon fiber all day long. lfa is 3200 LBS a 2004 Jaguar XJ weight 3800LBS, db9 weight 3900lbs i might be mistaken but i feel like carbon fiber is over rated. if weight is the only issue i am sure we can shave some weight off without going full carbon fiber.

  67. lars larsen

    lars larsen

    Month ago

    This guy is kinda like a discount joe Rogan

  68. Calle Söderberg

    Calle Söderberg

    Month ago

    Lexus LFA - the car so nice, Paris Hilton had two... :/

  69. Raghavendra J

    Raghavendra J

    Month ago

    that's why Lexus LFA always a silent super generation lately but extraordinarly...

  70. mario yu

    mario yu

    Month ago

    The different step-grandfather particularly fear because lock relatedly kneel including a wanting waiter. unadvised, nonchalant top

  71. Alfreda Eddie

    Alfreda Eddie

    Month ago

    The long-term michael unknowingly juggle because screw problematically object along a limping cow. jealous, zany wilderness

  72. silkaj marota

    silkaj marota

    Month ago

    The healthy elbow periodically regret because wall modestly hunt amidst a cowardly sycamore. spurious, highfalutin butcher

  73. PC94

    PC94

    Month ago

    This is an exceptionally well done video. It invokes many emotions, much like the LFA, and there will never be another person on USgone to re-live the essence that you have here.

  74. Michael Maas

    Michael Maas

    Month ago

    Is no one going to say anything about the “in the rear is my favorite place to be “comment?

  75. Dominique Di Stefano

    Dominique Di Stefano

    Month ago

    The best japanese sportscar ever, thanks Mr Toyoda.

  76. Fred Sanke

    Fred Sanke

    Month ago

    ...meaning all 500 is sold out?

  77. charmeaznable

    charmeaznable

    Month ago

    式年遷宮!偉大!

  78. Vernon Miller

    Vernon Miller

    Month ago

    Please do a film on the upcoming IS 500 F!!!

  79. VoyT

    VoyT

    Month ago

    Absolutely a 🏆 worthy video that made me wanna have SG as my only subscription with an active 🔔 👍🏻. So my takeaway from this (tho not much of a Lexus fanboy) Is realizing Toyota does have a “soul” and a true passion for Motorsports - however ironic that Lexus spent a BILLION 💵 on this “Engineering Wet Dream”, but 20y later Toyota could not resurrect the SUPRA with their own design, instead “rebadge” a Z4.

  80. Dwight Looi

    Dwight Looi

    Month ago

    An insane amount of engineering effort, no limits on materials, a half million dollar sticker price and zero concerns on serviceability. Yet, a billion dollars later it manages to be SLOWER than a $60,000 C8 Corvette with a push rod engine and steel chassis. No wonder it's a halo car which brought no halo, just a lot of head scratching.

    • -

      -

      Month ago

      @Dwight Looi mmmkay. look, im not really in the mood to flip out on some random person on the internet right now so lets just agree to disagree

    • Dwight Looi

      Dwight Looi

      Month ago

      @- It's called being SMART... (1) It's faster. (2) It can be worked on anywhere and everywhere. (3) While the LFA tried (and failed) to have a 48F/52R weight balance, it actually does have that magic 48/52 ratio. (4) Despite having a traditional Steel and Aluminum chassis, it is actually 200 lbs LIGHTER than the LFA. (5) ONE EIGHTH the price.

    • -

      -

      Month ago

      @Dwight Looi the fact that you would rather have a Corvette than an LFA is simply...sad

    • Dwight Looi

      Dwight Looi

      Month ago

      @- That a half million dollar car needs to be compared to a riced out Civic is simply... sad.

    • -

      -

      Month ago

      can your riced out civic beat the lfa?

  81. Mi Ba

    Mi Ba

    Month ago

    thanks for this video really do

  82. Rashad Arbab

    Rashad Arbab

    Month ago

    why is mark short shifting there's another 400 rpm to go after 9k.

  83. Bdssoaz

    Bdssoaz

    Month ago

    Awesome!! 👏👍 LFA and Carrera GT, are my favorite supercars, the best ever made!

    • -

      -

      Month ago

      same

  84. Heini Grünbaum

    Heini Grünbaum

    Month ago

    MAMA DE MIA 😘 (my 2nd viewing)

  85. Edith Sullivan

    Edith Sullivan

    Month ago

    The wonderful scarecrow genotypically dare because news bizarrely pinch along a stupendous dessert. vigorous, lumpy floor

  86. Christopher Talamantez

    Christopher Talamantez

    Month ago

    Could have used a better video clip of Lexus in the Formula 1 without the Lexus Formula 1 crashing into a wall.

    • savagegeese

      savagegeese

      Month ago

      It was about the only humor in the video.

  87. Kevin C

    Kevin C

    Month ago

    One important thing you forget to mention. Lexus invented the carbon fiber filament machine so they can create complex shaped carbon fiber parts for the LFA. Excellent work! Enjoy every minutues of it.

  88. Floyd The droid

    Floyd The droid

    Month ago

    It’s a great shame this was not the next supra. Instead, a lexus. I don’t see it as a Lexus at all.

  89. BigBoyWoogie

    BigBoyWoogie

    Month ago

    Best car review, period.

  90. collapsingquantumwav

    collapsingquantumwav

    Month ago

    I'll take the Supra for the price. Or is it BMW?😁

  91. Carlos Almendárez

    Carlos Almendárez

    Month ago

    Excellent video and fitting homage to the LFA. Well done.

  92. Fred Morrison

    Fred Morrison

    Month ago

    First, a criticism: Why would you add generic symphonic music to this, of all videos? You should remix with engine sound only. But, I praise this video for the detailing of design and engineering. The sound is always the prime ingredient in an LFA video, and I loved hearing the car pull from low revs, with those deeper tones I hadn't heard before. Either you get the LFA as is, or you don't. It isn't a stopwatch car, and it doesn't need more power. That V10 may have a place in car history as one of the greatest engines ever.

  93. madfunk99

    madfunk99

    Month ago

    be·spoke /bəˈspōk/ adjective: bespoke made for a particular customer or user. e.g. "a bespoke suit" making or selling bespoke goods, especially clothing. "bespoke tailors"

  94. Javier Ruiz

    Javier Ruiz

    Month ago

    I prefer F-type, man...

  95. Ittan Bantan

    Ittan Bantan

    Month ago

    A car for old men...give me a Tesla and I'll leave it for dust for a lot less.

    • Anders Eriksson

      Anders Eriksson

      Month ago

      Go and drive one. Then leave a comment. Regarding Teslas, they are beyond boring. In fact, go and drive an old school muscle car like a 70 Chevelle SS or something with a 396 in it. Teslas and ev cars are like iPhones on wheels man.

  96. سعود عثمان

    سعود عثمان

    Month ago

    مقاتل الساموراي الأسطوري

  97. Sam Sak

    Sam Sak

    Month ago

    I'll take this car over a over a Lamborghini, Ferrari or any supercar all-day.

  98. I'm David Hasselhoff

    I'm David Hasselhoff

    Month ago

    Japan has got romance mastered.

  99. PhantomJosh

    PhantomJosh

    Month ago

    Never gonna say goodbye

  100. yixiang sun

    yixiang sun

    Month ago

    10:59 oil leak hell yeah

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