Overseas/prototype models shown.
Kaizen is a Japanese word meaning "continuous improvements" and it is this approach to everything that Lexus undertakes which informs the philosophy of "The Pursuit of Perfection".
Kaizen was instrumental in creating the LFA, with the team unafraid to continually rework components of the supercar in their passionate pursuit of perfection.
In 2000, the first LFA prototype used aluminium alloy for its chassis and bodywork. In 2005, the Lexus chief technology officer decided they could do better and issued a directive to use CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced plastics). It took the team a little by surprise and they expressed some doubts about their ability to effectively use a material they knew little about. Reassured with the words that they "did not have to be tied to a schedule", they started the process of developing and testing the material for use as the body of the world's top supercar.
The innovative carbon loom