There are still 12 unsold Lexus LFAs in US dealerships years after production stopped

Article by Christian A., on August 8, 2017

Did you already accept the fact that you could never get your hands on a Lexus LFA in the United States? Well, you are wrong because Lexus had just revealed that there are 12 brand new units of the LFA in US dealerships.

Detroit manufacturers did not report good sales figures from last month’s sales report. Meanwhile, the deliveries made by Japanese premium automakers Lexus, Infiniti and Acura have increased. Respectively, deliveries have increased by 3.6 percent, 9.0 percent, and 3.7 percent if you compare them to last year’s numbers.

There is even more awesome news for fans of Toyota’s luxury arm. As Autoblog looked further into Lexus’ sales figures, they noticed some interesting facts. The company has sold an LFA; one unit of the supercar was delivered in June 2017. After taking a closer look, we also learned that another six examples were delivered to customers in 2016. So how is that possible?

Five years ago, production of the Lexus LFA supercar ended as the 500th (and the last) unit was built after almost two years on the production line. But we just found out that there are a few units that were brought to the US. Naturally, Autoblog went to speak to a Toyota representative, and he said that there are actually 12 brand new LFAs that are currently in stock at Lexus dealerships around the US. The biggest question is that how can you have brand new models when these were phased out five years ago?

Back in 2010, when the orders have slowed down, the company contacted customers that have already bought an LFA and asked them if they wanted to get a second car. This is because the company did not want the car to just sit in the factory. Apart from calling their customers, Lexus also allowed some dealers to order the supercar, and this is how the LFA reached the US soil. We know that dealers ordering Lexus LFAs is unusual, but there seems to be an exception made in this case.

Having said that, for LFA fans, you might still be able to get your hands on one of these examples. But you have to decide quick before they run out. Furthermore, there might actually be some dealers that will not sell the LFA and instead keep them as a collector’s item or as a display car. Just so you know, the LFA sports car costs about half a million dollars.

Source: Autoblog.com

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