If you have just decided to buy a new Lexus LFA Supercar, then I am afraid you are a little late. They have all gone and no more are being built.
Whitest white LFA chassis No 493 has just been delivered to a customer in Switzerland and 40 out of the 500 produced LFA have been delivered to clients in Europe, including 4 LFA with Nürburgring Package. Germany was the largest market in Europe (15 units), followed by Switzerland (6), UK (5), the Netherlands (4) and France (3). A European customer was the only client in the world to purchase three LFA, and two others ordered a second unit after receiving their first delivery. (That I find inexplicable, unless they want to make sure they have one to drive when the first goes for service.)
The last LFA to a European customer marked the end of sales of the supercar, which has been built at the rate of one car per day between 15 December 2010 and 14 December 2012.
The proud owner of LFA No 493 is Nicolas Schilling, a long-time friend of Japan and an exporter of French and Italian wines to Lexus’ homeland, who opened one of the first gastronomic Japanese restaurants in Switzerland. “I was first impressed by the LFA’s design, but it was when I heard the sound of the engine of this breath-taking machine that I knew it was my dream car,” he said. “To me, the LFA stands for far-reaching innovative technology, absolute passion and determination, all dressed-up in pure elegance. It’s a world-class vehicle.”
So there you are – you’re too late!