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The reason Lexus discontinued the best car they’ve ever made

The reason Lexus discontinued the best car they've ever made

At the start, Toyota announced that it would only 500 LFAs. The clock was ticking just as they got out of the factory. According to press reports at the time, every LFA produced was handcrafted by a special team of workers whose sole job was to create the best supercar in the world.

While 2012 was the last model year for the LFA, Lexus managed to have new unsold cars for several years after that. In 2019, a total of three new problem areas were sold from stock that remained available from the brand for more than half a decade. To put it bluntly, the LFA was discontinued because it didn’t sell well enough.

When new, the LFA’s supercar performance came at an appropriate price. Per Motorweek, the LFA they tested had a price tag of $376,500. That’s more than 10 times the price of the current Lexus UX SUV. If you want to buy a Lexus LFA today, you will have to pay considerably more.

At the moment Bring a Trailer has a 2012 Lexus LFA going for a dazzling $725,000 with one week left on the offer. It’s not out of the realm of possibility of auctioning seven-figure LFAs in the future.

More than a decade ago, Lexus showed the world that they could make more than a fancy sedan. They made what was arguably one of the best supercars ever. Requiescat in pace, Lexus LFA.