While the Lexus LFA has long been praised for its scintillating engine and performance, it was not a commercial success for the brand. Indeed, it took years for all 500 examples to sell out and this particular example, currently on sale in Germany, shows just how difficult it still is for dealers to sell the Japanese supercar.
The Lexus LFA you are looking at has only driven 541 miles (870 km) and was listed online by a company called Debit. It has a sky-high price tag of €1,049,600 (~$1,053,000), including 19% VAT, and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. In fact, the dealer has been trying to sell the car since at least April 2020, when we last posted about it.
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The most striking aspect of this LFA is certainly the chrome finish. However, it is unpainted and is simply packaging, meaning it could be easily removed by the new owner. The cabin is just as striking as the exterior thanks to a combination of bright red leather, aluminum accents and black leather surfaces.
Next, we come to the engine. The LFA’s high-revving naturally aspirated 4.8-litre V10 was co-developed with Yamaha and is widely recognized as one of the finest engines ever fitted to a production car. It produces a howl virtually unmatched in the automotive industry and gives the Japanese supercar a significant point of differentiation between it and all of its rivals.
We suspect the asking price is a key factor in why the car didn’t sell. Prices for used LFAs have risen over the past couple of years, but low-mileage examples don’t sell for more than $1 million, with the exception of the limited-run Nurburgring variant. Indeed, a white LFA clocked in at just 177 miles peaked at $781,800 at an online auction in August of last year.