Lexus’ halo car, the howling LFA, costs close to $400,000, but all 500 models have been sold with the down payments collected.
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest LFA news, you probably already know that only 500 of the elite Lexus sports cars will be built, all by hand and all at Toyota’s plant in Motomachi, Japan. Global allocations have already been determined and one-third of Lexus’ European allotment is destined for the homeland of Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Last we heard, the Old Continent would receive 60 to 70 LFAs.
According to the Automotive News report, the European buyers decided on the Lexus supercar because it wasn’t “flashy” or “overwrought.” Customer service was tipped to Lexus as well, a favorable contrast to what was described as the “haughty elitism” of rival European luxury marques.
One buyer, who declined to be identified, relates his future LFA to a rare watch. “To most people, it’s an unknown quantity,” he said. “But true aficionados know its value.”
Of the 500 LFAs, 165 will stay in the automaker’s home country, with 150 headed to the United States. The rest of the world splits the remaining examples, headed to major markets including Canada, China, the Middle East, and South Africa. The exclusive Nürburgring package, a $70,000 add-on, will appear on 50 of the 500 LFAs.
Source: Automotive News (Subscription required)