It's one of only 11 examples finished in this Steel Gray color.
The Lexus LFA has always been an easy car to love. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the LFA's sublime 4.8-liter V10 engine sounds even more special in this era of downsized, turbocharged power plants. Along with the LFA's rarity (just 500 examples were built), its brazen styling, and the almost perplexing fact that it's a Lexus - a marque better-known for its quiet luxury cruisers - there's plenty to appreciate. Now, a mint 2012 example of the LFA is going up for auction. Listed on RM Sotheby's, this Steel Gray example is expected to fetch between $425,000 and $500,000.
This one is the 430th example of 500 LFAs that were made. It had an original MSRP of $338,300 and is one of only 11 examples to be finished in the stealthy Steel Gray hue. It has covered less than 500 miles and is said to have been delivered new via Larry H. Miller Lexus in Utah. The cabin is finished in a blend of leather and Alcantara and has a red and black color scheme. Gloss carbon fiber trim is complemented by anodized metal accents. As you would expect of a car that has hardly been driven, this LFA appears to be in flawless condition, both inside and out.
Under the hood, that V10 produces 552 horsepower and is paired with a six-speed Aisin automated manual transmission. It can rev all the way up to 9,000 rpm, a rarity in a modern car, although Ferrari is still ballsy enough to have just unveiled the new 812 Competizione with a V12 that can soar to 9,500 rpm. A low curb weight of just 3,200 pounds ensures that the LFA is as agile as it is fast. This example is sold with its manuals, window sticker, as well as sales documentation. For anyone who can afford it, it must surely be one of the most desirable LFAs in existence.