LEXUS HAS CONFIRMED this week that five of the Japanese marque's 500 LFA supercars will make their way to Australia.
John Roca, CEO of Lexus Australia, described the allocation as a coup for the brand's local arm and an example of Australia's position in the luxury/supercar marque's global operations.
"LFA is as much an engineering exercise as it is a clear demonstration of the passion that lies within Lexus. It will become the template from which future Lexus vehicles will be developed and measured," Mr Roca said.
"Our next challenge is managing the allocation process - we are already certain that we will not have enough LFAs to fulfil demand."
Lexus Australia had applied for 10 of the 410kW LFA supercars. Whether any of the five LFAs destined for Australia make it beyond the hands of the brand's dealer principals remains to be seen.
Lexus has not released details of the LFA supercar's worldwide distribution, but the majority of the cars are expected to go to Japanese, European and North American buyers.
Production of the LFA begins in 2010, with the first of Australia's five expected to arrive in early 2012. Some 20 LFAs will be built each month until the limited run of 500 cars is completed.