Lexus expects to sell all 500 examples of the LFA when order books open in the spring
21 January 2010

Lexus expects demand for its new £343,000 LFA supercar to outstrip supply when order books open in the spring.

Just 500 units will be produced, with around one fifth of these earmarked for Europe. European sales are taking place at Lexus’s Park Lane showroom in London, and the car’s dedicated salesman Devshi Varshani believes the LFA has already cemented its place among the great supercars.

“The level of interest we have witnessed reinforces just what an exceptional car the LFA is,” he said. “Even though few people have even seen the car in the metal, let alone experienced its breathtaking performance, it has quickly achieved the status of a truly rare and highly sought-after machine.”

Prospective buyers can register their interest in the LFA up until the end of the Geneva motor show. So far, more than 500 people have expressed an interest, ensuring Lexus will have to hand pick who it sells each individual model to.

After this registration process, Lexus will decide how to allocate the 500 models to the 56 countries where it will be sold depending on how much interest there has been in each region.

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21 January 2010

to be honest I am suprised there are 500 people wanting the vehicle no offence it does seem rather expensive for what it is which is basically a lexus I will agree its fantastic tech but its no faster than a ferrari 599 for more than double the price of the ferrari.

I also think its rivals below that price bracket by quite a distance as well as cars in the similar price bracket have much more about them compared to the Lexus.

I know I had that much money I would not buy the lexus I would buy either an aston martin, ferrari, lamborghini or a pagani zonda no offence

22 January 2010

Good point, but I imagine every one of those 500 people either already has, or has had, a ferrari, lambourghini, aston, pagani, etc. The extra £120k over a 599 is justified by its uniqueness (and possibly the fact you wouldn't want two 599s).

22 January 2010

[quote tomisdadude]

to be honest I am suprised there are 500 people wanting the vehicle no offence it does seem rather expensive for what it is which is basically a lexus I will agree its fantastic tech but its no faster than a ferrari 599 for more than double the price of the ferrari.

I also think its rivals below that price bracket by quite a distance as well as cars in the similar price bracket have much more about them compared to the Lexus.

I know I had that much money I would not buy the lexus I would buy either an aston martin, ferrari, lamborghini or a pagani zonda no offence

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I doubt its got anything to do with money. Everyone who buys one of these will have so much money the cost wont matter to them, it will just be a case of getting something rare, and as it has already been said, they will probably already own all the other cars they want. 500 isnt many between the super rich of the world

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