The 2012 Lexus LFA was discontinued nearly a decade ago, but the new one that has never left the dealership is listed for sale on Bring a Trailer.
The vehicle was taken to an Arlington Lexus in Palatina, Illinois and was purchased by the owner of the dealership, according to the listing. However, he has spent most of the past nine years in the showroom at a car dealership and now has only 72 miles on his odometer.
The car sold for a record $ 808,000, up $ 433,000 from the model’s original price tag.
This is not unusual, as several dealerships have used LFAs as exhibits to increase showroom traffic. Although production of the LFA ended in December 2012 and the last vehicle arrived in the US in February 2013, there were five brand new unregistered vehicles in stock as of January 2020. The carbon fiber LFA was conceived as an exclusive Lexus vehicle that would add more prestige to the brand.
Under the hood of the model is a 5.2-liter V10, which develops 552 hp. The high-revving engine is mated to a 6-speed single-clutch automatic transmission.
Despite this gorgeous V10, the Lexus supercar idea has proven difficult for humans to grasp. The $ 375,000 base price also seemed outlandish compared to the rest of the Lexus lineup. This could explain why Lexus was having trouble selling even the small run of 500 units.
According to the listing, this car is one of five produced for the US market in pearl yellow. Fewer than 200 vehicles have been imported to the United States, although sources differ on the exact number.
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