The Lexus LFA might be out of production, but the car's carbon fiber construction will live on in future models.
When Lexus started developing the LFA, they invested in carbon fiber to ensure the model was as light as possible. Now that the supercar has gone out of production, engineers are scrambling to find a way to put their newfound expertise to good use.
Thankfully the company seems to have a few ideas as Automotive News is reporting the Motomachi plant will soon begin producing carbon fiber for "other models." There's no word on which vehicle could get the lightweight material, but likely candidates include the BMW / Toyota sports car and a production version of the Lexus LF-LC concept.
Sadly, it won't be a direct successor to the LFA. As one source explained, "there were informal talks about another project to follow" the LFA "but the current business environment is too poor."