Two Choices: LFA Models
Just two of the limited 500 units of the Lexus LFA, the originator of the LC sports car, are currently in circulation for purchase. Appearing on Bring a Trailer from Silver Arrow Cars with considerable leveraged bids, one striking seven-figures, these remarkable black and orange V10 supercars stand apart in special ways.
The Starlight Black LFA#398 of the series is unaltered with 1,500 miles on it. As per the dealership’s account, its front lower rubber spoiler was changed in January 2015; and a brand-new battery installed along with an oil-change in 2019 and 2022 respectively. It is equipped with a set of 20-inch BBS aluminum wheels plated in chrome and has Bridgestone Potenza tires.
On the inside, the 2012 Lexus LFA in black offers a remarkable difference between its dark outside and a light-colored interior with camel-hued leather and carbon fiber features. Despite its age, it still houses all the regular amenities which are part of the Mark Levinson 12-speaker surround sound system and included Lexus insider infotainment screen. Moreover, the center console, glove compartment, and lower dashboard paneling were upgraded in 2020.
The amount of money bid for this particular LFA is absolutely astonishing, currently standing at over a half-million dollars–a far cry from its initial list price when initially released to the market which was $375,000.
Conversely, the other LFA accessible is an even rarer version. Although not as exclusive as a chrome-painted LFA, it still counts among the 64 models featured with $70,000 Nurburgring bundle and of the 25 tailored to US criteria.
The Nurburgring package stands out with its eye-catching orange finish, as well as a front spoiler, front canards, and a fixed rear wing – all made from carbon fiber. To further enhance its performance, the suspension has been revised from the factory and it comes with 20-inch lightweight BBS alloy wheels and a new set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires that were installed in 2022. Despite its aggressive exterior, the interior of the bright-colored sports car is relatively subdued, featuring black Alcantara upholstery and a plaque that reads “LFA 349” – indicating its spot in the production series.
The two Lexus LFAs are each powered by a V10 engine created through the combined efforts of Toyota and Yamaha. This highly revving 4.8-liter 1LR-GUE power plant produces a peak 562 horsepower as well as 354 lb-ft of torque. However, some versions, like the orange LFA with Nurburgring package, make an even more remarkable 552 horsepower – all the way up to 9,000 rpm!
Within a fortnight, both the black and the orange LFA will be removed from the digital auctioneer. At present, the two-thousand-and-one-hundred miles trawled orange variant has already received an offer of $1,111,111 and is projected to appreciate still further.