Lexus was planning to sell just five of these crazy carbon fibre coupes down under, but with the success of the 'F' range, including the snarling Lexus IS F and 'F' variants of the IS250 and new IS350, the sporting segment of the brand has really taken off.
Tony Cramb, Lexus Australia chief executive, said in a recent report,
"Well before we confirmed five LFAs for Australia we had more than enough solid enquiries to quadruple that allocation but we were caught well short of market demand - we've been overwhelmed by the response to the LFA. There is no doubt that our growing portfolio of 'F' product is resonating with customers."
Luring demand is the 4.8-litre V10 engine that's built in conjunction with Yamaha. It produces the most glorious-sounding 412kW you could ever imagine. The mighty engine has a redline cut-off of 9500rpm and allows the car to accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and go onto a top speed above 300km/h.
Production of the Australian versions is said to commence in December this year.