Back in January we reported that all the Lexus LF-A units allocated for the Japanese market were already sold out and today we bring more of the same news for the people of the world. Automotive News reports that Lexus has received payments for all the 500 units, worldwide. However, Lexus did not reveal details of the orders by region, but they say that a third of the orders from Europe were placed in Germany. No surprise here considering the Nurburgring race track is so very near, right?
So, why are customers so impressed with the LF-A? According to details offered by the company, the future LF-A owner was looking for "a different car that exudes performance and prestige without being flashy or overwrought. Europeans also appreciate the doting customer service offered by Lexus, a refreshing contrast to the haughty elitism of rival brands." Even more, the Lexus LF-A is so unique in the eyes of the prospective buyers that one man, who just so happens to be a prospective buyer and a mechanical engineer, compared owning this supercar to owning a rare, ultra-expensive mechanical wristwatch. We can’t say we think it’s the same thing, but maybe he has some serious wristwatches on hand.
We guess the "perfect pitch" commercial released by Lexus wasn’t needed to sell out the supercar after all. Too bad; it’s a pretty cool commercial that will surely make people wish Lexus was making a few more of the babies.
Refresher: The $375,000 sports cars is powered by a a 4.8-liter V10 engine that generates 552 hp at 8,700 rpm and 354 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 6,800 rpm. The engine is mated to a unique six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG) with paddle shifters.