Lexus has released a video tribute for the LFA which went out of production recently.

It all started in 2000 when Lexus engineer Haruhiko Tanahashi gathered a team of other fellow engineers to develop a supercar. The LFA was almost cancelled several times during its development but in the end 500 units were produced, out of which 50 were the hotter Nürburgring Edition.

The Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition (an extra 70,000 USD) came with the same V10 4.8-liter engine but upgraded by 10 bhp (7.46 kW) to 562 bhp (419 kW). It also had a revised six-speed sequential gearbox with faster gear changes, along with a few carbon fiber body pieces. The suspension was retuned, while the ride height was decreased by 10mm.

There aren't any details available right now about an LFA successor. However, the technology will live on in upcoming models.

Gallery: Lexus pays tribute to the LFA [video]

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