Lexus accepted Monday that it will alone charter its new LFA supercar to barter in the U.S. and Canada, with a accouterment to buy the car at the end of the two-year lease.
On the official LFA Web site, Lexus said it was "targeting to action the abject LFA" at 37.5 actor yen about $420,000 price at accepted barter ante with any customization accuse added to the price.
Lexus began accepting "purchase applications" in October. LFA assembly begins in December 2010 at Toyota's Motomachi bulb in Japan. Cars will be hand-built at the amount of 20 per ages for 25 months, with absolute assembly bound to 500 cars.
A Lexus agent told Inside Line alone 150 cars will be advancing to the U.S. Previously, Lexus said alone 10 LFAs will be accessible to Canadian customers. Lexus will alone be alms the lease-only affairs in North America. The 552hp Lexus LFA supercar will be accessible in North America on a charter base for at atomic two years, afterwards which, you can accept to acquirement the car. Out of 500 units planned, about 140 are accepted to be accessible in the US and 10 for the Canadian market. This is to anticipate the cars from not actuality apprenticed until it carries added amount and after sold. It additionally to abstain speculators from purchasing the car and affairs it anon for a huge profit.
In an account with Automotive News, Lexus controlling Brian Smith said no LFA will be congenital until it is ordered.
A adventure on the Canadian armpit wheels.ca said the LFA charter accord could amount up to $10,000 price a month, including interest, taxes and a ample allowance premium. Lessees will accept a acquirement advantage at the end of the lease.
The wheels.ca adventure said the charter accord was advised to squelch speculators. It quoted Toyota Canada agent Sandy Di Felice as saying, "What happens with hot new supercars like the LFA is that brokers will acquirement them and cast them on Web sites like eBay. You don't appetite the cast attenuated because bodies are arena asinine buggers."