An unexpected success what a specimen of Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition collected in an auction promoted by RM Sotheby’s. The auction house predicted that the highest bid the car would get at Monterey Car Week would be around $ 1.1 million, but it didn’t: the Japanese carmaker’s sports car was beaten at over 1.6 million dollars. A confirmation of how the models of the Japanese brand are gaining more and more share among collectors from all over the world.
The highest bid recorded for the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition model number 303 auctioned was four times higher than the price the same car had at launch dating back ten years: at the time the standard LFA was priced at $ 375,000, while the Nurburgring Edition cost $ 445,000 in white, orange or black, or $ 465,000 in the matte black version. Recall that the Japanese car manufacturer has assembled only 500 specimens of the sports car, and of these only 64 were labeled as Nurburgring Edition. One of these 64 is the one that was sold at Monterey Car Week: assets counted 1,500 kilometers, covered thanks to a V10 naturally aspirated 4.8-liter 562 hp. Aesthetically, the Nurburgring Edition of the LFA stood out with a carbon fiber front splitter, a carbon fiber rear wing, carbon side skirts and BBS magnesium wheels.
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