2022 Shannons Winter Timed Online Auction

2012 Lexus LFA




Engine 4.8 litre V10
Gearbox 6-speed automated sequential Gearbox (ASG)
Body Work Sports coupe
Colour Pearl White
Interior Red/black
Trim Leather
Wheels Alloy
Brakes Discs


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The Lexus LFA is a V10-powered two-seat sports coupe manufactured by the luxury car division of Toyota. After three concept versions of what turned into the LFA were shown to the public at the North American International Auto Show in the 2000s, the production version of the LFA was finally unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2009. The Lexus LFA featured a 412 kW V10 engine developed in collaboration with Yamaha which is exclusive to the car, and it is mounted in a wedged-shaped sports coupe body made from carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP). The LFA’s transmission was a paddle-shift operated six-speed automated manual, while the suspension, steering and brakes all featured the latest in electronically controlled racing design technology. Inside, the two-seater cabin featured carbon fibre, leather, Alcantara and metallic surface finishes with electronics aplenty, including a digital thin-film transistor speedometer, remote-touch controller interface, a 12-speaker Mark Levinson sound system and every conceivable power-assisted luxury. There was even a pair of Tumi suitcases custom designed to fit the LFA interior with each set inscribed with the car’s VIN! In addition to all of that, every LFA was further customisable by its owner, who were selectively chosen by Lexus from a long list of applicants. Created as a global icon for the Lexus brand, the LFA went into production in late 2010 at the rate of 20 units per month. Lexus further developed a circuit-tuned version called the ‘Nürburgring Edition LFA’ which amped up the performance at every level. Just 64 of these were built as part of the 500 ‘standard’ LFAs produced. According to Lexus, the "A" in the LFA model designation stands for the "Apex" of the LF line of cars. Production ended in December 2012.