London | Lot 136
2012 Lexus LFA
£308,750 GBP | Sold
| London, United Kingdom
6 September 2017
- Single ownership and just under 2,600 km from new
- Finished in stunning Pearl Red over Cream
- Lexus’ long-awaited 21st century supercar
Arguably one of the most eagerly anticipated supercars ever built, the Lexus LFA was conceived and built in the relentless pursuit of automotive perfection. With development beginning in the early 2000s, the LFA was shown to the public in concept form on a number of occasions; the concept appeared in 2005, and the production version finally broke cover at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2009, with production starting in December of 2010.
At the LFA’s heart was a 4.8-litre V-10 engine. Developed in cooperation with Yamaha, it produces 552 bhp at 8,700 rpm and can spin up to an ear-shattering 9,000 rpm, so quickly in fact that an analogue odometer simply cannot keep up with the acceleration. With a six-speed automated manual transmission and carbon ceramic brakes, it is no surprise that the performance was exceptional. Topping out at 202 mph, the LFA could sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.5 seconds. As with any Lexus, it is beautifully appointed both inside and out, and even though it is capable of topping 200 mph, the LFA is outfitted with all the modern conveniences one would expect, and is designed to be perfectly comfortable for regular use or long trips.
The consignor, its original owner, applied to buy this LFA in 2010. It was delivered to him at his home on Gran Canaria in April of 2012 and has remained there since new. The car is beautifully outfitted in a stunning combination of Pearl Red over a cream leather interior with light metallic-finished wheels and black brake callipers. Today, it presents in wonderful condition both inside and out, no doubt in thanks to careful usage and maintenance by its current custodian. The LFA has always been serviced by Lexus Canarias, with the last service having taken place in 2016, the car having been driven roughly 150 km since. Furthermore, it is important to note that the car is accompanied by a pair of fitted suitcases, as well as its owner's and service manuals.
With only 500 examples produced, the LFA is much more rare than many of its direct competitors and stands tall as one of the most desirable and groundbreaking Japanese cars ever produced. Having been driven just 2,600 km from new and offered from its only owner, this particular example is surely one of the best examples of the LFA and should be on the wish list of anyone with a penchant for modern hypercars.