2012 Lexus LFA for sale in dull colour, but with lower mileage

The 2012 Lexus LFA was a higher-drinking water mark for Toyota’s luxury brand name. The auto by no means obtained a immediate successor, but a virtually untouched case in point with considerably less than 500 miles is scheduled to cross the block at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction on Might 22.

Finished in Metal Gray, this car or truck is just not as unique as the brown LFA that came up for sale earlier this yr, but it’s nonetheless really scarce. Range 430 of 500 autos built, it is really a single of only 11 completed in this particular hue, according to the listing.

The LFA was meant as a halo motor vehicle for Lexus, providing the model much more status and using some of dad or mum Toyota’s Formula A single knowledge to do it. It really is driven by a 5.2-liter V-10 that can make 552 hp and 334 lb-ft of torque, with a 9,000-rpm redline. The engine and the LFA’s carbon-fiber body nonetheless appear present day these days, but the 6-velocity solitary-clutch automated handbook transmission gives away the car’s age.

2012 Lexus LFA (Photo by RM Sotheby's)

2012 Lexus LFA (Photograph by RM Sotheby’s)

Production of the LFA finished in December 2012, and the past motor vehicle attained the U.S. in February 2013. The listing claims Lexus imported around 190 cars and trucks to the U.S., even though other sources say 178 vehicles ended up imported.

Both way, the LFA was a slow vendor. Five new, unregistered autos remained up for grabs as of January 2020 possible thanks to the outlandish $375,000 setting up price. Some dealerships held onto their LFAs as display pieces to drive showroom website traffic.

It is unclear if this LFA will satisfy its pre-auction estimate of $425,000 to $500,000, which is a substantial increase about the $388,300 the owner at first paid out for it. Even so, that is still a large amount significantly less than the aforementioned brown LFA, which was outlined for sale as a result of an unique-motor vehicle dealership earlier this year with a $680,000 asking selling price.