The Lexus LFA is almost sold out
The $375,000 Lexus LFA supercar debuted in 2010 as a 2011 model with Toyota Motor Co expecting to sell a total of 500 Lexus supercars around the world – and less than 200 in the United States. According to The Detroit Bureau, there are less than 10 LFAs left so if you have that kind of cash lying around and you want to get your hands on this incredible piece of Japanese motoring technology – you had better start making calls right now. The vast majority of the Lexus LFA supercars sold in the US over the past two years were issued in California or Florida with only 25 LFAs sold in the Midwest regions of the US.
The LFA is powered by a 4.8L V10 engine that sends 552 horsepower to the rear wheels via an advanced automatic transmission that puts power to the wheels efficiently and offers lightning quick shifts. This drivetrain allows the lightweight Japanese supercar to rocket from a dead stop to 60 miles per hour in just 3.6 seconds on the way to hitting an incredible top speed of 202 miles per hour. With numbers like that – it becomes hard to dispute the fact that the LFA deserves to be compared alongside the likes of the best from Italy.
Some may scoff at the $375k price tag of the 2011 Lexus LFA but having had the pleasure of going on a ride-along program with the Lexus folks at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there is little question as to why the LFA is able to be priced like a Lamborghini. My ride along began on the banked oval at LVMS, during which the test driver had the LFA screaming around the track with speeds topping 180 in the straights and dropping only into the mid 160 range as the car hammered the corners. The G forces were incredible as the black Lexus LFA (the one shown in the image above) pinned me to the door panel as we soared around the oval NASCAR track. After that, the test driver took me down into the road course area – slamming through the road course at an incredible pace – both on the longer sweeping turns and even through the short, tight turns. Not only did the LFA impress to the umpteenth degree on the two tracks but it sounded awesome while in action with the high revving V10 making its presence clearly known as it banged through the gears.