- Oct 29th 2009 at 7:56PM
VIDEO: Weaving the Lexus LFA's carbon fiber A-pillar is mesmerizing
If you read our First Drive of the Lexus LFA, you might recall an interesting little factoid we threw in to illustrate the OCD-level of detail Toyota used to produce its first ever supercar.
With over 150 years of looming experience, ToMoCo owns a rotary weaver -- one of two in existence -- which it repurposed to create the carbon fiber A-pillars on the LFA. The process is mindbogglingly awe-inspiring and we were finally able to snag video of the device in action. Make the jump to check it out and get a better idea of why the LFA carries its steep $375,000 price tag.
UPDATE: Toyota asked us to take down the video. Something about proprietary technology. Lame.