Production of the Lexus LFA ended in December 2012, and while IT is often cited as one of the best supercars of the past decade, the Japanese brand had a hard time selling all 500 it manufactured.
As a matter of fact, Lexus has sold five new LFAs in the United States in the past two years and still has a handful it’s looking to offload.A document released by Toyota in North America detailing sales figures for December 2018 and all of last year confirms that two LFAs were sold in 2018 and three in 2017.Approximately 18 months ago, Lexus confirmed that U.S. dealerships still had 12 LFAs in stock. So, if we subtract those that were sold, the inventory is down to seven examples.It’s still not too late to pick up a new LFA.When the Lexus LFA originally landed on U.S. shores, it had an eye-watering price tag of $450,000. Select used examples in the U.S. are now trading hands for around $350,000, while some dealerships are asking more than $500,000 for pristine examples.While the LFA endured a lengthy gestation period before finally entering production, it was well received by critics and customers when it did finally launch in 2011. Not only was it loaded with technology, but it also featured one of the most remarkable, and best-sounding, engines ever in a production car.This engine is a rev-happy 4.8-liter naturally-aspirated V10 that delivers 552 hp and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque to the rear wheels thanks to a semi-automatic transmission. It revs so fast that an analogue rev counter couldn’t keep up, so they devised a digital one, and that V10 delivers a howl that is music to any petrolhead’s ears.