Would You Pay $1.1 Million For This Dark Green Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition?
Lexus LFAs are definitely appreciating in valueby Isaac Atienza, on
The Lexus LFA is arguably one of the best supercars to ever come out not just from Japan, but from the entire automotive industry as a whole. It’s a masterpiece of engineering that has led to the supercar appreciating in value over time. One prime example is this used LFA Nurburgring Edition, which is being sold for way above its retail price.
But wait a minute, didn’t the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition only come in four colors, specifically matte black, black, white, and orange? Why yes, if this is what’s on your mind, then you’re absolutely right.
This 2021 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition, which is currently listed at PistonHeads for £849,950 (around $1,141,848), has seen its original white color repainted into "Emerald T" at some point in its life in 2019. If you want to bring back its original white paint, then don’t fret. The deep green paint is actually a removable skin that’s marketed as TopazSkin by Topaz Detailing.
The listing says that the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition we see here has been driven for a little less than 12,000 miles and it was last maintained on June 2021 at Lexus Milton Keynes. It also received a new set of brake discs and pads just less than 3,000 miles ago.
As a recap, 64 out of the 500 Lexus LFAs that were produced are the Nurburgring Edition. This model stood out with its carbon fiber exterior aero kit, magnesium BBS wheels, revised suspension, and an interior that’s filled with lightweight Alcantara.
The engine of the LFA Nurburgring Edition has also been upgraded from the standard model. Its 4.8-liter V-10 is smaller than a V-8 and lighter than a V-6 during its time, and it produces 563 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission. Thanks to its upgraded performance, the LFA Nurburgring Edition is able to go around the famed racetrack in just 7:14:64.
The engine revved so fast to its 9,000 rpm redline, Lexus had to fit a digital gauge cluster in order to it to keep up with it. Lastly, the engine was acoustically-developed with Yamaha’s musical division, which is why to this day, the LFA is still the best-sounding car in history.
If you want to own what is arguably the best-sounding car ever, this is your only rare chance to own a Lexus LFA. As the world (and even Toyota) heads toward an electric future, the LFA’s electric successor will definitely be cynical in terms of sound.