The final Lexus LFA was delivered to a Swiss customer in Europe a few days ago, marking the end of the Lexus LFA supercar production. Yes, I believe I can hear gearheads crying all over the world right now.
Lexus delivered the final Lexus LFA to Nicolas Schilling, who is an exporter of French and Italian wines to Lexus’ homeland, Japan. (Mr. Schilling also opened one of the first gastronomic Japanese restaurants in Switzerland.) The proud owner of Lexus LFA number 493 painted in Whitest White commented, “I was first impressed by the LFA’s design, but it was when I heard the sound of the engine of this breath-taking machine that I knew it was my dream car”, he continued “To me, the LFA stands for far-reaching innovative technology, absolute passion and determination, all dressed-up in pure elegance. It’s a world-class vehicle.” I honestly couldn’t agree more.
The Lexus LFA supercar has been built at a slow rate of about 1 per day for the last two years. Production started in December of 2010 and ended in December 2012 and there have been 500 Lexus LFA’s made to date. In my opinion that is not nearly enough and they should make more… but if they made more it wouldn’t be a supercar! 🙂
There have been 40 Lexus LFA sold in Europe, which includes 4 with the specially tuned Nürburgring performance package. The first European delivery took place in February 2011. One European customer was so pleased with his Lexus LFA he decided to buy 3 while another ordered a second Lexus LFA when he received the delivery of the first one. Probably the second will just site around for a collector to grab up.
Not surprisingly out of the 40 LFA’s sold in Europe Germany was the largest market for the supercar totaling 15 sales. Some bankers in Switzerland grabbed 6, British Duke’s in the United Kingdom grabbed 5, and some French playboys bought 3. There were 4 LFA’s taken to the Netherlands, but how can you enjoy an LFA in all that snow?
Even though you can’t buy a Lexus LFA anymore there will be a chance to see a Lexus LFA this Summer on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. There will also be the be the special Lexus LFA Gazoo Racing Nürburgring 24 hours which will be participating in the world famous Goodwood hillclimb course. The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place from 12 – 14 July near Chichester, UK.