• Jun 4th 2010 at 7:58PM
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The recent rash of reports about the Lexus LFA being sold out appears to have been a bit premature.

Production of the LFA begins this December and Toyota intends to produce a total of 500 units which will be sold through an unorthodox leasing procedure. The process involves putting money down, signing a non-transferable lease for 24 months and then having the option to purchase the 552-horsepower supercoupe once the two-year term comes to a close. As reported previously, the leasing system is an attempt to thwart speculators who would undoubtedly purchase an LFA and then flip it for a profit on the exotic market.

As for selling out, Lexus officials have said that the number of interested parties has exceeded the total 500-unit run, but as always, interest is different than intent, and a few more slots for U.S. buyers still remain. Additionally, the original cap of 150 LFA's slated for Stateside consumption has increased by 21 units for a total of 171, although it's unclear where those additional LFAs are coming from.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      @ Tipster, just read and move on. No one here will understand you, all foreign car haters. They're all complaining like they can even afford to make the deposit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      In for two.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LFA is a Toyota executive's acronym for Laugh My F'ing Ass off if anyone buys this car. The LFA is 4 times more expensive than the Nissan GTR (which the LFA is a clone of) and it does the 0-60 time in about the same 3.6 seconds as the GTR. The only good thing about the LFA is once it gets going you won't have to worry about getting to top speed quickly because the gas pedal will be stuck to the floor.
      • 5 Years Ago
      > one of the most beautiful cars ever to come out of japan
      ...which is very sad message about Japanese design

      Mazda Furai FTW
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car spent such a long time in the development phase that by the time it's out it'll be well past its sell-by date...or lease-by date for the U.S. There is now better machinery in every measurable way (and plenty in the not-so-measurable parameter of looks) for far less money, and even better products are just around the corner. You know, F458, F599GTO, Murcielago Superleggera, McLaren MP4/12, MB SLS, R8 GT, 911 GT2...

      The limited production run can only make up for so much. It would appear that not enough. And good luck finding someone ten years from now (outside Japan) who'll pay a premium for it, unless he/she is a "weird and rare artifacts" collector.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't they mean "leased out"?
      • 5 Years Ago
      i just love the video of the top gear review of the gorgeous Lexus LFA, amazing! Have u guys seen it?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Toyota calls it the LF-A, and wants 375k for a "lease."

      I call it the LMFAO, and would gladly buy a 6-pack of Corvettes and tweaked Mustangs to stomp a mudhole in that "oooooooooooooooooooh, turbo just kicked in, yo" piece of crap.

      It's ugly, it's NOT a proven winner, it costs 5x more than it'll ever be worth, and apparently it has to be powered by Godzilla semen to make any real hp.

      Thanks for nothing, Toyota.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe it is some of those nurburgring editions? Those weren't counted in that initial 500 total count were they?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anyone else this is just a marketing ploy by Toyota? Leak that they're sold out. And intend to generate interest in a car nobody can get. Then voila, car is now available, interest intact.

      What they didn't account for was the fact that as great as this car is, a $375,000 Lexus lease deal does not interest make.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is the coolest Celica GT ever!
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