Why didn't more people spec their Lexus LFA in this color?
With only 500 examples produced during its two-year production run, the Lexus LFA is a rare and highly sought-after supercar. Often hailed as one of the greatest cars to come out of the 21st century, it’s not uncommon to find used examples selling for substantially more than its original $375,000 asking price. Case in point: James Edition has a unique Lexus LFA listed for $645,000. What makes it so unique? It’s finished in Pearl Brown – the only example to be painted this color in the world.
We can’t help but wonder why more people didn’t opt for this finish, as it complements the LFA’s shape perfectly. This example is chassis number 95 out of 500 and is currently located in the United Arab Emirates, despite being built to US specifications. With only 1,074 miles on the clock, it’s barely been used which seems like a total travesty. Before the LFA, Lexus was known for producing reliable, but ultimately soulless luxury cars. Imagine everyone’s surprise, then, when the LFA launched with one of the best-sounding V10s in the world. Producing 552 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, the Japanese supercar could rocket from 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 203 mph.
Its replacement, the LC500, certainly looks the part, but it’s a sporty grand-tourer rather than a true supercar, and we can’t help but crave more power. It’s also mass produced, so it’s not as collectable as the limited LFA. A hardcore LC F is rumored to be in the pipeline as a spiritual successor to the LFA, but we're not holding our breath. Hopefully it won’t be too long until Lexus builds another halo supercar that lives up to the LFA. The extortionate asking price for this example may seem hard to justify, especially when you consider it doesn’t include the $70,000 Nurburgring Package, but this is undoubtedly the most unique Lexus LFA in the world.