Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Speculating on the value of exclusive supercars has become big business, and some automakers are intent on keeping their prices at where they've set them. Ferrari, for example, was known to lease some of their most high-end exotica to their clients for the first couple of years before offering to sell them for the remainder of their value. Now Lexus – which has entered the top-tier supercar arena for the first time – is following suite. According to reports, North American customers will have to lease their Lexus LFA from the automaker rather than buy them.
European customers, on the other hand, will be able to buy theirs outright, but they'll have to do it through only one dealership for the entire continent. And it's not even located on the continent. London's Lexus Park Lane has been given the exclusive contract for all of Europe. So prospective buyers will have to go through the London dealership, which has appointed a dedicated liaison for the $375,000 supercar and is now accepting "expressions of interest" together with initial deposits in advance of official orders, which will be taken beginning in March before deliveries begin in 2011.
Gallery: Lexus LFA at Lexus Park Lane