SPOTTED: LEXUS LFA
As Lexus builds its final LFA Harris seeks out an example of this much under-rated supercar
On paper, it looks like the Nissan GT-R makes a mockery of the Lexus. Then you see the latter in the flesh and experience the quality and the engine and, well, you are in its spell forever.
A full carbon tub, a normally aspirated V10 that beats a Carrera GT’s for sheer exhilaration (largely because it sits ahead of the driver, so he gets more noise) and a set of dynamics which came to a head in the Nurburgring Edition, which is still the best standard street car I’ve driven around the Nordschleife.
This alone will ensure it becomes a much sought-after classic.
In fact I can’t find one for sale in the UK, and only three in Germany. This is the cheapest.
And here’s a Nurbugring lap, just to underline the point.
Engine: 4,805cc V10
Transmission: 6-speed automated manual
Power (hp): 560@8,700rpm
Torque (lb ft): 354@6,800rpm
MPG: 18 (NEDC combined)
First registered: New
Recorded mileage: 1km!
Price new: £343.000
Yours for: 380,000 euros
See the original advert here.