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by Tim Beissmann

When Lexus announced it would only ever produce 500 Lexus LFA supercars, we hoped all of them would find their way into the hands of serious driving fans. Paris Hilton was not exactly what we had in mind.

With her 30th birthday just days away, boyfriend Cy Waits surprised the socialite with a $US375,000 Pearl Yellow LFA on the set of her latest reality television program.

The Lexus LFA is powered by a 4.8-litre V10 engine producing 412kW and 480Nm of torque. The engine redlines at 9000rpm and launches the Japanese supercar from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds and continues all the way to 325km/h.

The six-speed sequential transmission and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters remove the danger of changing gears in high heels, although it introduces the equally horrifying prospect of breaking a nail…

Eight LFA vehicles have been sold to Australian customers for a price rumoured to be around $750,000. Delivery of those vehicles is set to start in the second quarter of this year.

Happy birthday, Miss Hilton. We’ve just got one request: please don’t paint it pink.




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