- Finished in Whitest White over a Blue leather interior
- Serial number 211 of 500 total LFAs produced between 2010 and 2012
- One of just 44 left-hand drive examples clad in Whitest White
- Powered by a 552 horsepower 4.8-litre V-10 engine
- 6,109 km from new at time of cataloguing
- Serviced and fitted with new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres in September 2021
The Lexus LFA came about as the pet project of Akio Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, who—after years of overseeing the mass production of road cars—wanted to build a supercar to challenge those being offered by the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche. In development for a number of years, the Lexus LFA was revealed at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, and it was immediately clear that the Japanese marque had produced something truly remarkable and different from their traditional product base.
One of the LFA’s highlights is the 552 horsepower 4.8-litre V-10 engine, co-developed with Yamaha and built in the same facility that manufactured Toyota Racing’s Formula 1 V-10 powertrains. The block is a space-age blend of aluminium, magnesium, and titanium alloy, which made it smaller than an equivalent V-8 and lighter than even an equivalent V-6. The pistons are fashioned from forged aluminium, with the connecting rods and valves constructed from titanium. The advanced internals permit for a razor-sharp throttle response, allowing the V-10 to rev from idle to 9,000 rpm in just six-tenths of a second. The engine produces an impressive 480 Newton-metres of torque, with 90 percent available from 3,700 rpm.
Inside, the LFA’s instrument cluster is all-digital, solely because no analogue tachometer could keep pace with the engine’s ability to gain and lose revolutions. This miraculous powerplant is mated to a lightning-quick, six-speed automated sequential manual transmission. The LFA’s unique exhaust note is unrivalled among modern supercars and is undoubtedly worth the price of admission.
With its radical styling and powerful V-10 engine, the LFA exudes automotive awe. One of its great achievements lies in its construction, with the curb weight of 1,614 kilograms, and a near-perfect weight distribution of 48:52 – thanks to the liberal use of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic, aluminium, magnesium, and titanium alloys. The 500-example production run lasted from late 2010 to 2012. Overall, 436 “standard” LFAs were produced in conjunction with 64 “Nürburgring Package” examples.
This stunning LFA offered here is serial number 211 of the 436 “standard” examples produced, and one of just 44 left-hand drive examples clad in the Whitest White paintwork. Completed in November 2011, it left the factory destined for the Middle Eastern market. As with each LFA, the cabin is a completely bespoke affair. This particular example was specified with a Blue interior, featuring blue carpets, leather upholstery, dashboard door cards, a carbon fibre-and-leather clad steering wheel, and gloss carbon fibre accents with aluminium trim. This vibrant suite of interior appointments ties in very well with the car’s exterior paintwork, blue brake callipers, and Dark Premium Metallic 20-inch wheels.
This LFA was registered in Qatar on 27 June 2013 to its first owner and was subsequently registered in Switzerland on 20 July 2021. On 6 September 2021, this LFA was fitted with four new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres at a cost of 1,060 CHF. Two days later on 8 September, the car was serviced by Toyota Gazoo Racing of Cologne, Germany, with the invoice stating €1,517.28. This Lexus LFA has covered has covered just 6,109 kilometres from new, and is accompanied by the factory spare alloy wheel and fire extinguisher.
The LFA’s stunning performance, astounding drivetrain capabilities, exotic construction, and sharp styling have all contributed to its enduring mystique and collectability—and all of these qualities are manifest in this immensely appealing, sparingly driven example.