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Mike Stevens | Jun 3, 2010

Despite its detractors crowing at the idea of Lexus building a supercar, there was never a chance of the brand being left with a single unsold or unleased car.

That's the state of things at Lexus this week, with the Japanese luxury, performance and now supercar brand announcing that all 500 units of the 2010 Lexus LFA have been either sold or leased out - including the five destined for Australia and the 50 even-more-limited edition models.

The news follows an announcement in January that the 165-strong Japanese allotment of LFA cars had sold out well ahead of the March 21 deadline.

Lexus has confirmed that a third of all LFAs will live in Germany, with each buyer already committing US$125,000 deposits on the US$375,000 car.

One buyer, speaking with industry paper Automotive News, compared the LFA to a limited edition, ultraexpensive watch.

"To most people, it's an unknown quantity," the buyer said said. "But true aficionados know its value."

Unveiled at last year's Tokyo Motor Show, the LFA is powered by a 4.8 litre naturally-aspirated V10 developing 412kW at 8700rpm and 480Nm at 6800rpm.

Top speed is a heady 325km/h and the 0-100km/h sprint is wrapped up in just 3.7 seconds.

It remains to be seen if Lexus will build another supercar. With the LFA widely believed to be 'little more' than an exercise in oneupmanship and to prove that the brand could do it - and with the amount of time it took to get this one to market - we may never see a Lexus supercar again.

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