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Better Hurry; Lexus LFA Supercar Sold Out – Almost

“Down to single digits.”

by on Jun.15, 2012

Better hurry if Dad wants one for Father's Day.

Looking for an appropriate last minute Father’s Day present for your dad the hedge fund manager?

Better move fast if the $375,000 Lexus LFA is high on your list.  Even if the price tag doesn’t put it out of your reach, you may soon be out of luck, according to an official with Toyota’s luxury subsidiary.

After two years, it seems Lexus has just about run out of the 500 carbon-fiber supercars it built and isn’t planning to produce any more.

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“The supply is down to single digits,” said Tim Morrison, Lexus vice president of sales, and most of those are actually tied up by dealers.

Following the presentation of the decidedly more mundane Lexus ES, Morrison said LFA sales were considered a success since it created a huge, positive halo for the brand.


First Drive: 2011 Lexus LF-A

500 cars, 552 horsepower, 202 mph -- and $375,000.

by on Oct.22, 2009

After a decade of development, the 2011 Lexus LF-A supercar is finally nearing production.

After a decade of development, the 2011 Lexus LF-A supercar is finally nearing production.

So much for sunny Florida.  As I pull out of the pits at Homestead Raceway, veteran driver Scott Pruett riding shotgun, the gentle drizzle that had been falling most of the morning has turned into a classic tropical downpour.

Rivers of cool water flow across Turn 1, at the end of the first straight, and my initial inclination is to simply pull into the pits and wait the storm out.  But Pruett, putting his life in my hands, only encourages me to go for it.  So I squeeze the throttle, shift into fifth and watch the speedo on my Lexus LF-A surge past 100 before it’s time to brake and dive into the flooded corner.

There’s no question having the eight-time Daytona champion along for the ride is a confidence builder, but as I turn laps, gaining speed despite the storm, I realize the real credit goes to the LF-A itself.  It’s the sort of car that makes even an average driver feel like he could win Daytona.

Supercars, SUVs, Crossovers and More!

Supercars, SUVs, Crossovers and More!

Slipping behind the wheel of the LF-A was a long-awaited treat.  It’s been nearly five years since the Lexus supercar made its debut, in concept form, at the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit.