Europe gets its final Lexus LFA

Europe gets its final Lexus LFA

Lexus has finally closed the book on its exquisite LFA supercar, with the final European spec example being delivered to a Swiss customer this week.

Chassis number 493, finished in white, was bought by wine exporter and Japanese restaurant owner Nicolas Schilling.
Commenting on his purchase, Schilling said: "I was first impressed by the LFA's design, but it was when I heard the sound of the engine of this breath-taking machine that I knew it was my dream car.

"To me, the LFA stands for far-reaching innovative technology, absolute passion and determination, all dressed-up in pure elegance. It's a world-class vehicle."

Much maligned by the motoring press upon its launch in 2010, many found it hard to square the £343,000 price tag with a car wearing the Lexus badge, despite its obvious dynamic prowess.

In what appears to be a case of "you'll miss it when it's gone", the LFA is now considered one of the finest drivers cars available, with no less than Jeremy Clarkson proclaiming it to be the best car he'd ever driven.

Built at a rate of one per day, a total of 40 of the 500 limited run were delivered to Europe, four of which were specified with the hardcore, track-biased Nurburgring package, which added extra downforce through aggressive splitters and a large rear wing.

Germany was the car's biggest European market, taking 15 in total. Switzerland followed close behind with six, and there are currently five LFAs residing in garages in the UK.
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