A Rare Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition Goes to Auction

Debuted at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show, the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition is undoubtedly one type of rare car that has a special value. Lexus limited the supercar’s production to only 50 units, and it didn’t take long time until the whole units sold out. After that, the exclusive LFA has become an item hard to find, be it on a sale or auction. At least, that’s the case until April this year.

One of the limited edition vehicles is reportedly going up for auction at the 16th Annual Barrett-Jackson event in Palm Beach, Florida this week. This is a good chance for those who want to get their hands on the LFA to join the bidding and win the impressive supercar.

The LFA Nurburgring Edition was a manifestation of the Lexus’ meaningful achievement early in the decade. It was honed on the most challenging race circuit where it proudly got its name. Serving as the company’s high-performance beast that marked the end of its first supercar, the Nurburgring Edition had one of the fastest speeds a production car could have on the planet.

The particular model that is hitting the auction this week is one of the few Nurburgring Editions to land in the secondary market. The supercar packs under its bonnet a 4.8-liter V-10 engine that is capable of generating 562 HP and 480 Nm of torque. The vehicle retains many of its original components such as the carbon fiber materials, the massive front splitter, and the large rear wing. In addition, it also comes with a sport-tuned suspension and special multi-spoke wheels with stickier tires.

It’s worth noting that this LFA Nurburgring Edition has apparently been spending most of its time in the current owner’s garage, and thus covering only 1,600 miles from new and has a clean Carfax report. That is to say, the vehicle has no accident in its history. Moreover, its previously faulty Takata air bag inflator has been properly fixed by Toyota. So everything is clean and excellent.

It will be interesting to see though, how much the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition can sell for at the Palm Beach Auction that will run from April 12-15. We know that a new LFA in its regular form would cost $375,000, while the one equipped with the Nürburgring package had a price tag of $445,000, but can the particular model at the auction at least reach its original price? Well, we will wait and see.

One thing for sure is that the supercar offers no reserve price to potential buyers, which means that regardless of how low the final price will be, the vehicle will be sold.