If you're in the market for an LFA, you have two differing choices here.
Two of the only 500 units of the Lexus LFA, the spiritual forefather of the LC sports car, are currently up for grabs. Both are being sold by Silver Arrow Cars through Bring a Trailer and have been raking bids, with one already breaching the seven-digit mark. And while both are extremely rare and almost mechanically identical, these black and orange V10 supercars have something different to offer.
The Starlight Black LFA is #398 in the production series and is still in stock form with 1,500 miles on the clock. However, the dealer said the front lower rubber spoiler was replaced in January 2015. It also had a battery replacement in 2019 and an oil change in 2022. It comes with a set of 20-inch BBS alloy wheels finished in chrome and wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires.
Inside, the black 2012 Lexus LFA has a Camel Yellow leather cabin with carbon fiber accents, a stark contrast against its dark exterior. Standard niceties remain intact, including the Mark Levinson 12-speaker surround-sound system and Lexus Insider infotainment screen. However, the console, glove box, and lower dashboard trimmings were replaced in 2020.
This LFA already amassed a $500,727 bid at the time of this writing, way above the $375,000 MSRP when it was brand new.
Meanwhile, the other LFA on offer is an even rarer example. While not as singular as a chrome-finished LFA, it's one of the 64 examples with the $70,000 Nurburgring package and one of the 25 built to US specifications.
Finished in a striking orange hue, the Nurburgring package added a front spoiler, front canards, and a fixed rear wing, all made out of carbon fiber, while its suspension has been revised from the factory. It also comes with 20-inch lightweight BBS alloy wheels and a fresh set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires installed in 2022. The bright-colored sports car has a relatively tame interior, with black Alcantara upholstery and a plaque that says "LFA 349" - its position in the production series.
A Lexus V10 engine powers both LFAs - co-developed by Toyota and Yamaha - and can spin up to 9,000 rpm, one of the highest-revving engines in the market. The 4.8-liter 1LR-GUE power plant makes 552 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque; the orange LFA with the Nurburgring package has 10 extra horses for a maximum output of 562 hp.
Whether you're gunning for the black or orange LFA, both will be taken off the online auction site in less than two weeks. However, the orange 2,100-mile LFA already has a $1,111,111 bid at this time, expected to go even higher.