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.


Source: Automotive News

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  (401) posted on 02.27.2011

With all this hype, anyone could sell 500 units of anything.

  (762) posted on 02.27.2011

Gotta say I was shocked they could move even 500 of them. The performance of the car v. the price is baffling.

Uncia  (868) posted on 06.8.2010

The LFA sold out this fast because it is the new Nurburgring record holder. The GT-R or ZR1 can’t compete with the LFA in anything accept low-speed acceleration.

The LFA glass-shattering commercial is not for the LFA. In fact, it never mentions the word "LFA." It’s an advertisement for the capabilities of the Lexus brand as an entirety.

The 2011 model LFA is completely sold-out, but pre-orders can be registered for the 2012 car. 500 will be built of each.

Uncia  (544) posted on 06.7.2010

Yeah you could probably buy a few ZR-1’s. But no mtter which one you are sitting in, you have to look at an interior that looks like it was designed in the 90’s.

Uncia  (460) posted on 06.6.2010

Not quite. There are still unit available. and i heard some rumors that the Lexus are still accepting orders even though the total number is already sold out.

Uncia  (1023) posted on 06.4.2010

News made all the more strange, because I saw a television commercial for the LFA on CNN this morning... Didn’t hear the ad copy, but it has something to do with holding up champagne flute to the exhaust and shattering it?

Uncia  (331) posted on 06.3.2010

I think the California based tuning company have some nice designed for a carbon fiber booth with an integrated CLS-style spoiler and a new hood with functional air-vents made from the same lightweight material, but I guess those material cost too much expensive.

Uncia  (309) posted on 06.3.2010

Well, with it’s aggressive looks and design. I would probably sold out.

Uncia  (534) posted on 06.2.2010

There is no doubt that it would sold out. Even in japan the orders are beyond the numbers of produced LF-A, but im just wondering why would you settle your $400,000 benjamins to a car is less power than the GT-R?

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