Lexus Still Has Seven Brand-New LFAs Available In The U.S.

Production of the Lexus LFA ended in December 2012, and while IT is often cited as one of the best supercars of the past decade, the Japanese brand had a hard time selling all 500 it manufactured.

As a matter of fact, Lexus has sold five new LFAs in the United States in the past two years and still has a handful it’s looking to offload.

A document released by Toyota in North America detailing sales figures for December 2018 and all of last year confirms that two LFAs were sold in 2018 and three in 2017.

Approximately 18 months ago, Lexus confirmed that U.S. dealerships still had 12 LFAs in stock. So, if we subtract those that were sold, the inventory is down to seven examples.

It’s still not too late to pick up a new LFA.

When the Lexus LFA originally landed on U.S. shores, it had an eye-watering price tag of $450,000. Select used examples in the U.S. are now trading hands for around $350,000, while some dealerships are asking more than $500,000 for pristine examples.

While the LFA endured a lengthy gestation period before finally entering production, it was well received by critics and customers when it did finally launch in 2011. Not only was it loaded with technology, but it also featured one of the most remarkable, and best-sounding, engines ever in a production car.

This engine is a rev-happy 4.8-liter naturally-aspirated V10 that delivers 552 hp and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque to the rear wheels thanks to a semi-automatic transmission. It revs so fast that an analogue rev counter couldn’t keep up, so they devised a digital one, and that V10 delivers a howl that is music to any petrolhead’s ears.

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  • Six_Tymes

    HELLO LOTTERY… can I win please. lol

    • Because I’m Batman

      HELLo Six_Tymes… In case you win $100 000 000 could you please spend 500K for one stranger(me) to become an absolutely happy person?

    • Craig

      Doesn’t everything?

    • Bash

      Don’t be “that” guy..

    • Mr Mister

      I actually didn’t notice that til now, there’s definitely enough similarities to make it amusing.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    If production ended in 2012, the remaining cars can’t exactly be new.

    • Jason Miller

      Still considered new until they are registered for the first time.

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        Well, yes.
        The fact remains that they aren’t new.

        • Mike anonymous

          I don’t agree, but at the same time I do. They ‘technically’ are not ‘new’, but they are not ‘used’ either.
          I personally would consider it ‘new’, but I suppose ‘new’ would be a matter of perspective in this case? Maybe new for it’s future owner, but not technically ‘new’ for the rest of the world.

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            For me it’s no different to a car being registered then not turning a wheel for a few years. It’s not new, is it?

  • TheBelltower

    The only Lexus besides the LS that could legitimately and unquestionably be called a “luxury car” was a total flop. $450k was absurd for this fugly thing that no one wanted.

    • Kir Rik Davis

      The most reliable super car ever made nothing coming out of europe can’t match this car in reliability….If it was a flop that nobody wanted it sold 493 out of 500….If it’s not german its a flop to most folks yall keep driving those unreliable cars…

      • TheBelltower

        Well you’re right about one thing, it’s reliable. A car can’t break down if it’s never sold! It took Lexus years after production ended to sell the remaining cars. And apparently there are still some left. It hasn’t aged well at all. A sexy exhaust note and a creepy carbon fiber loom video wasn’t enough to get people to buy this thing.

        • Kir Rik Davis

          They made their own carbon most companies gotta get there carbon fiber from other ppl…The car sold they only made 500 you just dont like it your bad Approximately 1,700 model-year 2012-18 Lamborghini Aventador have been recalled like i said unreliable 493 ppl bought the car whoever you are you seem creepy most cars in that price are not daily drivers that one is a daily driver exotic have a seat young man let it go!

          • Mr Mister

            Where are you getting that its the most reliable? Or are you just assuming it would be because Lexus/Toyota tend to be reliable?

            Not that it actually matters (after all plenty of cars are made with parts from suppliers which has little to no bearing on their quality), but plenty of companies make their own carbon fiber parts. Pretty sure Lamborghini does, McLaren as well, Ferrari probably does a fair amount now.

            Warranty doesn’t mean the car is reliable. In fact that’s often a way to try to entice people to buy it (like when Hyundai/Kia offered their 10 year warranties to get people to try them out because they had poor reputations with regards to quality and reliability).

            Lastly, people buying cars like this don’t care that much about reliability. Its a nice perk but I mean, look how many exotic cars end up burning to the ground, yet those brands can sell every one of them they make.

      • StrangerGP

        You don’t want a supercar because it’s reliable, you buy a supercar because it looks nice and offers fun behind the wheel. Not being to sell even 500 cars despite so many years since the end of production is definitely a flop. LFA needed better looks and a more reasonable price.

      • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

        People obviously buy supercars because reliability and good warranty is the no 1 reason right? LMAO

        It’s a decent vehicle in it’s own right but it simply doesn’t have the prestige, heritage or brand cachet to charge the price they were looking for. There is a reason Ferrari, Aston and Lambo can charge the money they can. Reliability isn’t one of them.

      • Merc1

        People don’t buy supercars for reliability and they also don’t buy this one so I think the crap you’re boasting about is matterless.

        A FLOP doesn’t begin to describe it! What other car you know that is out of production FOR YEARS still sitting at dealers waiting to be sold?

        M

    • DR.FUNK

      FACTS.
      I saw a coupla of ’em on the street in Vegas. Brought there for product roll out.
      Just…ugly and soulless.Lexus figured out how to package that exhaust note into an undesirable package.

      • tkindred

        Don’t know if it is soulless. It received a lot of positive reviews. But I do agree with you that is is ugly and get’s uglier with age. I don’t think buying this car would be a wise investment when you could get an exotic that has a much greater chance of appreciation.

    • BlueNavie7

      Well I want it, and I will get it. Looks amazing to me. ..

    • Dude

      It’s a halo supercar. They never sell in big numbers. But just like the R8, Kia Stinger, 1st gen NSX, etc, it made people more interested in the brand and the tech went on to be used in other cars.

      • TheBelltower

        Didn’t work.

        • Dude

          Lexus sales went from 216k to 344k from the start of the LFA’s production to the end in the US and doubled in Europe. Tbf there was fluctuation during that decade but the car earned near universal praise from reviewers (outside the price of course). And it got a Nurburgring record. That’s a success.

          • Mr Mister

            People weren’t buying more Lexus models because of the LFA. If you look at their sales numbers those increases were clearly just due to recover post the 2008 financial crisis as they had been selling over 300k units per year prior to that.

          • Merc1

            OMG man and you think that was because of the LFA? WOW you’re lost man.

            M

          • Dude

            Look it probably helped somewhat and it definitely put Lexus in the limelight. The latter is more important so it’s still a success

    • American Hustle

      So you named yourself after the bell tower shooting and we’re supposed to take anything you say seriously? You say it’s ugly, but it’s better than any car you’ve ever owned. Probably driving an old conversion van, cruising near playgrounds. And with almost 15,000 comments, you clearly have no life. It truly must suck and very lonely to be you.

      • TheBelltower

        Evidently I hit a nerve. Good.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    I’d get one anyday. If cheaper

  • gshemant

    Save one for me when I get the money Toyota

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    The LFA may be out of production and is years old by now..

    …but I still love it with a flaming passion…

    • Bash

      +1, and I’m sure hundreds if not thousands feels the same.

      • Because I’m Batman

        And all of them (including myself) have not enough money ))

        • Bash

          And you have to remind us of that miserable fact.

  • Bo Hanan

    About that interior………

  • Blade t

    Crazy, who knew you could still buy a new LFA..

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    I think a number of dealers have hung onto them for ‘investment purposes’ I personally love the LF-A, possibly the best supercar ever made..however in the last 6 years the world has been flooded with new Supercars and as brilliant as the LF-A is, it’s been lost in a sea of new models from McLaren, Ferrari, Lambo, Porsche etc etc

  • tkindred

    Its a good car but considering the other cars you can get for that money I can see why they are having a difficult time selling them.

  • Bob White

    In car history, it will be as this car has never existed and nobody will care…

  • botornot387

    the best car lexus has ever built, and has yet to capture any of that magic again

  • Anyone actually suprised?

  • nastinupe

    Should have been a manual.

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