Following news that it would bring eight of its LFA supercars into Australia (rather than the five units allocated in December.), Lexus Australia has today confirmed that the company's first supercar will appear at next month's Australian International Motor Show.
The news follows an announcement earlier this year that all 500 units of the 2010 Lexus LFA have been sold or leased out, including all the cars destined for Australia.
April next year will see the first of the eight supercars arrive in Australia, finished in a 'blue flame' exterior paint, with black wheels and blue callipers.
The interior of that first local LFA will feature black leather with blue stitching and blue highlights throughout the cabin.
"Well before we confirmed five LFAs for Australia we had more than enough solid enquiries to quadruple that allocation," Lexus Australia CEO, Tony Cramb said.
"Lexus Australia's initial LFA allocation was five vehicles, but we were caught well short of market demand - we've been overwhelmed by the response to the LFA.
"There is no doubt that our growing portfolio of "F" product is resonating with customers. IS F is in high demand (click to read TMR's review of the 2010 Lexus IS F), and with new IS 350 and its F-Sport variant, "F" products will become an increasingly important part of our line-up," Mr Cramb said.
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.