Lexus LFA Centre of Excellence in Germany was built to serve 38 LFA supercars in Europe

Lexus LFA production was limited to a total of 500 units and the last car rolled off the production line in late 2012, after being in production for 2 years.

The last LFA was delivered to a Swiss customer in March 2013 and after that we haven’t heard much about this Lexus supercar.

In total there are 38 LFAs in Europe and to handle service for these unique sports cars, there is LFA Centre of Excellence in Cologne, Germany.

It is a beautiful centre and according to workshop manager Peter Dresen, “We treat an LFA more or less like a Le Mans car. The servicing principles are the same as for a normal Lexus road car, but it’s much more complicated to do certain things and access certain parts, which makes the LFA closer to a racing car in terms of how we take care of it.”

It is not easy to service the LFA as the car’s body panels need to be removed to give clear access to the suspension, steering system and subframe. Every nut and bolt is checked and re-checked when serviced.

In case a human eye is not sharp enough to detect cracks in brake discs and pads, there is also an x-ray system to look beneath the surface for any wear or performance issues.

Not all service related work is complicated and routine servicing, like replacement of the air and oil filters and an oil change is done just like on regular cars.

To service your LFA you don’t actually need to transport it to Germany as the team will travel to local Lexus Centres, with the necessary equipment to do the work off-site.

The centre is also used to serve customers from outside the region, notably those taking their car to the extreme Nürburgring.


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