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News Ultra-Rare 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition Auctioned for $1.6 Million

Ultra-Rare 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition Auctioned for $1.6 Million

930-mile 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition sells for 60% more than initially projected

  • Only 64 LFA Nürburgring Edition cars were built.

  • Of these, only 25 came to the US.

The Lexus LFA was an instant classic and legend when it launched for the 2012 model year. More than a decade of development birthed one of the most iconic Japanese supercars ever built. Of the already limited run of 500 units, the final 65 were Nürburgring Edition cars making them the rarest and most desirable.

At the time, the Lexus LFA wasn’t exactly a hit. The biggest contributor to this result was its eye-watering $375,000 price tag. And as though that wasn’t enough, the Nürburgring Edition package added an extra $70,000 to the already hefty amount. Considering the price paid for the car a decade ago today, it was one hell of a bargain.

The 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition is powered by the most incredible-sounding 562-horsepower 4.8-litre V10 engine which will happily rev all the way to its 9,000 rpm redline. This car set a lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, completing it in only 7 minutes, 14.64 seconds.

Setting the Nürburgring Edition apart from the regular LFAs are lightweight BBS wheels, numerous carbon fibre aerodynamic enhancements, and an extra 10 horsepower coaxed from the naturally-aspirated V10.

This LFA’s black-on-black combination and 930 miles on the odometer saw its purchase price soar to $1.6 million at an RM Sotheby’s auction in California according to Motor Authority, well beyond the predicted $1 million.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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