Lot 23

Las Vegas

2012 Lexus LFA

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$940,000 USD | Sold

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Chassis No.
JTHHX8BH9C1000480
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US Title
  • One of 156 LFAs delivered to the US market, number 483 of 500 produced and the sixth-to-last US-specification LFA
  • Just 112 miles at time of cataloguing
  • Finished in striking Pearl Yellow over black leather with silver contrast stitching
  • Equipped with a 552-hp 4.8-liter V-10 engine
  • Sold new via Eskridge Lexus of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Extensively documented with original purchase and service invoices, temporary license plate, pre-delivery inspection report, and window sticker
  • Accompanied by important LFA accessories, including Tumi luggage, spare keys, crystal block, and hardback coffee table book

When the Lexus LFA was unveiled at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, it was immediately clear the Japanese automaker had produced a truly remarkable supercar. Appropriately, Lexus deemed the “A” in LFA to stand for “Apex,” as the car embodied the pinnacle of the company’s engineering efforts up to that point. Only 500 would be produced from 2011 through 2013.

Toyota co-developed the LFA’s 4.8-liter V-10 engine with Yamaha and built it in the same facility that constructed Toyota Racing’s Formula One V-10s. The block is a blend of aluminum, magnesium, and titanium, allowing for the engine to be physically smaller than an equivalent V-8 and lighter than even some V-6 engines. Each cylinder possesses an independent, electronically controlled throttle body, allowing the V-10 to rev from idle to 9,000 rpm in just six-tenths of a second—a world record at the time. This feat of engineering produced 552 horsepower, capable of rocketing the LFA to 60 mph in under four seconds on its way to a top speed north of 200 mph. The instrument cluster is all-digital as no analog tachometer could keep pace with the engine’s ability to gain and lose revolutions.

A lightning-quick, six-speed, automated, sequential, manual transmission controls the magnificent V-10. Operated by paddle shifters, the so-called ASG intelligent transmission can upshift in just two-tenths of a second and gives the driver precise control under even the most extreme driving conditions. Unrivaled among modern supercars, the LFA’s exhaust note was developed in conjunction with Yamaha’s music division and has been described by Lexus engineers as “the roar of an angel.”

Sold new via Eskridge Lexus of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this incredible LFA is being offered in essentially as-delivered condition, having accumulated just 112 miles during its life. Number 483 of just 500 examples produced, the car is presented in its striking factory colors of Pearl Yellow over black leather interior with silver contrast stitching.

LFA 483 is extensively documented, retaining its original lease and purchase agreements, temporary license plate, pre-delivery inspection report, and window sticker among other items. It has been serviced exclusively by Eskridge Lexus, including a factory airbag recall performed in 2017. This exceptional LFA is furnished with a number of items individualized to the car, including a full set of factory Tumi luggage, a crystal block with wooden stand, and a hardback coffee table book documenting the car’s construction. A factory LFA car cover and bag, two spare keys with fobs, and one carbon-fiber key are included as well.

As the pinnacle of Lexus/Toyota engineering, the LFA remains one of the most desirable supercars ever produced, making this venerable time-capsule example, with only 112 miles displayed at the time of cataloguing, a rare and coveted find indeed, to be cherished as a prized addition to a fine collection or enjoyed as it was meant to be driven, with the wail of its V-10 bellowing under full acceleration.