We know that one of the biggest problems experienced when a new supercar goes on sale is the inflation in price that’s experienced when speculators attempt to sell their pre-orders at an inflated cost. Lexus have obviously noticed this trend and have come up with a solution in the form of two year leases for everyone of their new LFA supercars.
Effectively, this means that Lexus will retain ownership of all 500 cars for the first two years of their life. Whilst this may sound a little unfair to owners who have the ability to pay for the car outright, it does mean that the initial run of cars will be bought purely by owners and enthusiasts, not by speculators.
The announcement comes from Lexus’ sales and dealer development chief, Brian Smith.
There will also be a very high level of owner participation when it comes to building the cars. Individual cars will all be different, catering for the owners individual tastes down to such options as the stitching in the seats. The first car will be delivered on January 11th and as we already know, the cars are priced at approximately €368,000 (£332,000).