Rare Gem On The Auction Block: Bid For The 2012 Lexus LFA #468 – A Testament To Precision And Prestige

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Rare Gem On The Auction Block Bid For The 2012 Lexus LFA #468 - A Testament To Precision And Prestige
Rare Gem On The Auction Block Bid For The 2012 Lexus LFA #468 - A Testament To Precision And Prestige

This 2012 Lexus LFA, numbered 468 out of a limited production run of 500 units spanning two years, boasts a commanding 4.8-liter V10 engine paired with a six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox and a Torsen limited-slip differential. Adorned in the Whitest White over black and red leather, this exceptional vehicle features carbon-composite bodywork and Dark, Premium Metallic 20″ BBS wheels.

Among its notable amenities are heated power-adjustable seats, a backup camera, a Mark Levinson audio system, and carbon-ceramic brake rotors with Brembo calipers. Originally registered in Pennsylvania, it changed hands in May 2023 and has since accumulated approximately 10 miles of its indicated 2,300-mile journey.

The Steering Wheel, Dashboard, And Central Console Of The 2012 Lexus LFA (Credits Bring a Trailer)
The Steering Wheel, Dashboard, And Central Console Of The 2012 Lexus LFA (Credits: Bring a Trailer)

Now presented on dealer consignment, it comes with a comprehensive package including a window sticker, manufacturer’s literature, service records, an LFA-branded luggage set, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Colorado title. Designed under the leadership of Kengo Matsumoto, this LFA showcases carbon-fiber bodywork integrated with a carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer chassis featuring aluminum front and rear subframes.

Its striking exterior includes triple central exhaust outlets, side air intakes, and a speed-sensitive rear wing with optional side spoilers. Equipped with Dark Premium Metallic 20″ double-spoke BBS alloy wheels, it sports Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires mounted in March 2023.

The suspension comprises double-wishbone front and multi-link rear setups with remote-reservoir monotube dampers while braking duties are handled by red-finished Brembo aluminum monoblock calipers and cross-drilled carbon-ceramic rotors.

The 4.8-liter 1LR-GUE V10 Engine Of The 2012 Lexus LFA (Credits Bring a Trailer)
The 4.8-liter 1LR-GUE V10 Engine Of The 2012 Lexus LFA (Credits: Bring a Trailer)

Inside, the car offers 10-way power-adjustable heated seats trimmed in black leather with red accents, complemented by carbon-fiber trim on the dashboard and door panels. Technological features include automatic climate control, a Mark Levinson 12-speaker surround-sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a Lexus Insider infotainment screen with voice command and navigation.

The steering wheel, crafted from carbon fiber and red leather, features column-mounted paddle shifters and a TFT LCD gauge cluster displaying essential information. Powering this performance marvel is a 4.8-liter 1LR-GUE V10 engine, jointly developed with Yamaha, delivering 552 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque.

The Rear And Side Profiles Of The 2012 Lexus LFA (Credits Bring a Trailer)
The Rear And Side Profiles Of The 2012 Lexus LFA (Credits: Bring a Trailer)

Mated to an Aisin six-speed single-clutch Automated Sequential Gearbox, it provides exhilarating rear-wheel drive performance. Recent maintenance in March 2023 included oil, coolant, and differential fluid changes.

The window sticker documents the car’s delivery to Thompson Lexus in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and details factory specifications, options, and a total price of $381,300. A complimentary LFA-branded luggage set, manufacturer’s literature, and service records accompany the sale, all supported by a clean Carfax report.

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