• Oct 22, 2009

Transparent Lexus LFA - Click above for high-res image gallery

Next to the Lexus LFA display at this week's Tokyo Motor Show is a separate room displaying brand-themed art. At first, we didn't bother going in, but we went back here on day two, and we're sure glad we did.

Inside, we found this amazing full-size transparent sculpture of Lexus' new $375,000 LFA supercar that was constructed by Scu Fujimoto, a noted Japanese architect. The sculpture was first displayed at the Milan Design Week earlier this year and is simply stunning to look at. What's most impressive is that details like the seats, instrument panel, engine, suspension, and transaxle can all be seen.

According to Lexus, the sculpture is constructed from transparent acrylic boards that have been sanded and polished. You can learn more about this unique piece of automotive art at Lexus' L-Finesse web site, but make sure to check out its stunning icy hotness in our high-res gallery below.




Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      It's expensive because of its uniqueness.
      Wire frame LFA cut away and transparent LFA are amazing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want this WAY more than I want a real LFA.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that's cool
        • 5 Years Ago
        i see what you did there
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oooo...a Lexus LFA on ice.!

        Gives me the chills...
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's acrylic, not ice.

        Just wanted to, ahem, clear things up.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is this really a "sculpture" that was done by hand, or just acrylic that was thrown on a 5-axis mill and shaped from some STL file....?
      • 5 Years Ago
      So THAT'S why the LFA is so expensive.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Transparent or not, it's still not a pretty car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This from the company that did the 2000GT?! Possibly the sexiest and most desirable Japanese car ever and maybe in my top-20 of all time?? Supra with a Veilside kit plus some euro touches, that about sums it up. Could be worse - could be the cabrio concept version where they couldn't figure out what to do with the scoop at the b-pillar so they just hack it off.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice when you have money. Chrysler couldn't scrape enough pennies to do one of these.