Lexus has revealed that all 500, £336,000 Lexus LFA Supercars have now been sold. Production commences in December and lasts for two years.
We scoffed when Lexus told the world it wanted £336,000 for one of the 500 LFA Supercars it intended to build. We scoffed even more when it refused to sell the Lexus LFA in the USA, insisting it was only going to offer the LFA for lease, prompting us to observe that people don’t lease cars of this price. Of course we were wrong. On all counts.
We knew the LFA had sold out in Japan by January. But the Japanese are very nationalistic – and not short of a few bob – so no big surprise there. But it seems that Lexus has managed to place every one of the 500 cars it’s going to make which – we assume – includes the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Limited Edition. Of the Lexus LFA Limited Edition. If that makes sense.
All of which means that Lexus have taken deposits off all 500 buyers around the globe without making a single customer car. In fact Lexus are not scheduled to even start building customer cars until the end of 2010, and are then going to bolt together just 20 a month for the following 2 years.
So some of those customers are going to have to wait for pushing on three years from when they placed an order and paid a deposit before they get their cars. Almost – but not quite (by about a decade!) as long as it took Lexus to get the LFA to market
And you thought getting an iPad was a pain.
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