Sunday, October 25, 2009

Transparent Acrylic Lexus LFA By Scu Fujimoto

The 2009 Tokyo Motor Show this week had plenty of surprises. Although many were not necessarily the production or concept cars on display. One of those curiosities was the full-size translucent Lexus LFA built by well know Japanese architect Scu Fujimoto.

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This ice-like sculpture was first presented at the 2009 Milan Design Week back in April. Constructed out of transparent acrylic boards that were sanded and polished, this piece was brought to the show to display along with the official unveiling of the production version of the 2011 Lexus LFA. With a price tag of $375,000 this new supercar is the company’s new halo model. I just wonder how much this transparent replica cost to build. I’ve seen acrylic chairs online that cost upwards of $600, so I can only imagine.

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What’s so amazing about this see-through Lexus LFA is the attention to detail and the exacting specifications to which it was crafted. Just check out the engine, seats, instrument cluster, wheels, suspension and exhaust. For more info, be sure to check out the Lexus L-Finesse web site.

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