This barely-used LFA, on with auction in Florida the following month, looks fabulous in Metal Gray with a red inner surface
Picture a Lexus LFA in your head, and am reckon it’ll be in the colour that pops. Most likely Pearl Blue, given that most of the original press photos represented an LFA painted thusly, or perhaps the especially radiant Pearl Yellow.
This sort of the supercar curio is a little more subtle, nevertheless. Number 430 of five hundred produced, it’s one of just 11 ordered in Metal Grey. To make it more uncommon still, the rear spoiler plus roof are finished within Pearl Grey.
The interior is much more attention-grabbing, featuring reddish and black, leather plus Alcantara upholstery, heaps of shine carbon fibre and anodized metal trim. There will not be any other LFA using of these options combined, plus it’s the best-specced illustration we’ve seen.
Unlike the particular supercars it was going up towards at the time of its launch, the particular LFA is front-engined. So far as Lexus’ chief test drivers Hiromu Naruse was worried, that layout would give the very best balance. And what an motor Lexus mounted at the front — a 4. 8-litre V10 created in partnership with Yamaha .
If it were us, we’d be wanting to stretch the particular legs of that V10 plus explore the 9000rpm redline as much as possible. Whoever owned that one, though, used the car a lot more sparingly. One of 190 LFAs to make it to the USA, it had been delivered new by Lewis H. Miller Lexus within Murray, Utah. In its 9 years on planet Earth, the covered fewer than 500 mls.
As such, it’s pristine within and out. Included in the purchase are the original window label, all the manuals and product sales bumf, a tyre stress gauge and a torch. In case those are the original factory-fitted Bridgestone S001s, though (and we’re fairly sure they will are), we’d probably would like to get those changed due to their age group.
LFA number 430 is due to be auctioned simply by RM Sotheby’s on 22 May on its Amelia Island, Lakewood ranch sale. Judging by recent LFA auction results in the US as well as the low mileage of this one particular, we should think it’ll do not have trouble exceeding the original $388, 300 MSRP once the sludge hammer falls.