Lexus LFA | A Proper Goodbye

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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
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

  • Honesty/Integrity Car Dealership You may choose one.

    Johnathan TrentwellJohnathan Trentwell8 órája
  • The LC500 has introduced me its dad the LFA❣️

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

    tobias schmelzertobias schmelzer22 órája
  • This video will reach 1 million views soon

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

    SolrockSolrock3 napja
  • Premium level content. How did I miss this until now? Truly top shelf!

    hammer_martelhammer_martel3 napja
  • Thanks, from the bottom of my heart. LFA finally got the treatment it deserved.

    Ahmed ZahidAhmed Zahid4 napja
  • Imo its the best single clutch ever made

    Aaron McConkeyAaron McConkey5 napja
  • This is amazing. Thanks for making this video

    OldCarsAreFunOldCarsAreFun6 napja
  • So glad you guys made this video! Thank you!

    Tireroaster's GarageTireroaster's Garage6 napja
  • I don't get it

    XKS99XKS997 napja
  • 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

    Sikai XiaoSikai Xiao7 napja
  • There is ABSOLUTELY NO reason why Doug Demirro should have more subscribers

    Glenn NicholsGlenn Nichols9 napja
  • Why did Lexus only have these engineering challenges???

    Glenn NicholsGlenn Nichols9 napja
  • Thank you for the most in depth review of this car. Thank you Smart Motors Madison

    Glenn NicholsGlenn Nichols9 napja
  • 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.

    JaybruhhJaybruhh10 napja
  • The production quality of this channel is just other worldly. Amazing content guys. Bravo. 👏

    Fred HowlandFred Howland12 napja
  • 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!

    Laolu AdegbesanLaolu Adegbesan12 napja
  • 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

    Nick MorizioNick Morizio12 napja
  • LOL. Taking credit for lexus.... no influence in reality....

    Vasily BondarenkoVasily Bondarenko14 napja
  • Outstanding review, thanks.

    Skipper ScottSkipper Scott16 napja
  • that sound gives me chills man

    Saeed RahimiSaeed Rahimi16 napja
  • 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.

    Tim WinchesterTim Winchester17 napja
  • The music on Savage Geese is always absolutely sublime. You music director needs big props. I always love it. Luv and Peace.

    Ian EdmondsIan Edmonds17 napja
  • great car, great vid

    sjwoodruffsjwoodruff18 napja
  • Great video , such a amazing car . Best sound ever on street car.

    DRIVER46DRIVER4618 napja
  • Thank you for a video like this, on a car like this.

    RainyMoodRainyMood19 napja
  • The LFA and the quality of this video... Pure mastery of the art! Thank you for such an interesting, exhaustive treat.

    JFJF19 napja
  • that v10 at 9000rpm. best sound ever

    Ryan vtecRyan vtec19 napja
  • This car is the definition of quality over quantity

    Ciego SanchezCiego Sanchez19 napja
  • The best V10 in the world.

  • 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.

    Anubis NickAnubis Nick22 napja
  • After LFA is gone, RC-F is my favourite

  • I love the paddles like that 😎

    Just JuwJust Juw23 napja
  • Didn't know this gorgeous automobile existed . Thank you for this .

    MarktuyetMarktuyet23 napja
  • One of the most beautiful designs along with amazing performance and build quality/reliability.

    s ks k24 napja
  • I could listen to that engine accelerating forever, it would never get old

    Lawrence O'MaraLawrence O'Mara24 napja
  • 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.

    Auto DIYAuto DIY25 napja
  • 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.

    F1hotrodF1hotrod27 napja
  • Chow down on reality and chill with the silly hyperbole

    Jid OfoleJid Ofole27 napja
  • Extremely Well Done!!

    glenniz1glenniz128 napja
  • For myself: 38:33, 40:00, 41:30, 44:30

    Parrots and PotatoesParrots and Potatoes28 napja
  • 65% of the car is carbon fiber it still weighs 3600 pounds

    Azu Za’sAzu Za’s28 napja
  • 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.

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

    Alistair BlaireAlistair BlaireHónapja
  • 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.

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

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

  • 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."

    Jeffrey B.Jeffrey B.Hónapja
  • These guys could review a rice cooker and I would still stay glued to the screen lol!

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

    Goony TunesGoony TunesHónapja
  • Perfect F1 footage , lol

    Bret ZBret ZHónapja
  • It's not Lexus. It's Toyota and they know how to build cars

    MClayton 25MClayton 25Hónapja
  • 0-60 on the 1:18 version please?

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

    I'm the greatest EverI'm the greatest EverHónapja

  • from Japan, with dollops of engineered love!!!

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

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

    Nok R.Nok R.Hónapja
  • Daaaaaaam!

    J AustinJ AustinHónapja
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    Greg RipplingerGreg RipplingerHónapja
  • Surprise if you can't sell it it's freaking useless I don't give a shit what it is.!

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

    Keyboard DancersKeyboard DancersHónapja
  • I can tell only a minute in this is one of the best videos on HUworld

    FarmYard GamingFarmYard GamingHónapja
  • Instead of doing a new supra. Toyota should have done a car like this

    • So nobody can really buy it. Lmao.

      Tj TuckerTj TuckerHónapja
  • 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.

  • This guy is kinda like a discount joe Rogan

    lars larsenlars larsenHónapja
  • Lexus LFA - the car so nice, Paris Hilton had two... :/

    Calle SöderbergCalle SöderbergHónapja
  • that's why Lexus LFA always a silent super generation lately but extraordinarly...

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

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

    Michael MaasMichael MaasHónapja
  • The best japanese sportscar ever, thanks Mr Toyoda.

    Dominique Di StefanoDominique Di StefanoHónapja
  • ...meaning all 500 is sold out?

    Fred SankeFred SankeHónapja
  • 式年遷宮!偉大!

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

    Vernon MillerVernon MillerHónapja
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Dwight LooiDwight LooiHónapja
    • @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

    • @- 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.

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

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

      Dwight LooiDwight LooiHónapja
    • can your riced out civic beat the lfa?

  • thanks for this video really do

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

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

    • same

  • MAMA DE MIA 😘 (my 2nd viewing)

    Heini GrünbaumHeini GrünbaumHónapja
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    Edith SullivanEdith SullivanHónapja
  • Could have used a better video clip of Lexus in the Formula 1 without the Lexus Formula 1 crashing into a wall.

    Christopher TalamantezChristopher TalamantezHónapja
    • It was about the only humor in the video.

  • 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.

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

    Floyd The droidFloyd The droidHónapja
  • Best car review, period.

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

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

    Carlos AlmendárezCarlos AlmendárezHónapja
  • 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.

    Fred MorrisonFred MorrisonHónapja
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  • I prefer F-type, man...

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

    Ittan BantanIttan BantanHónapja
    • 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.

      Anders ErikssonAnders ErikssonHónapja
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    سعود عثمانسعود عثمانHónapja
  • I'll take this car over a over a Lamborghini, Ferrari or any supercar all-day.

    Sam SakSam SakHónapja
  • Japan has got romance mastered.

    I'm David HasselhoffI'm David HasselhoffHónapja
  • Never gonna say goodbye

  • 10:59 oil leak hell yeah

    yixiang sunyixiang sunHónapja