The first ever Lexus supercar has enjoyed a successful first run, with 500 units produced over a 3-year cycle and many devoted fans created. The final Lexus LFA, a white Nurburgring package edition, was created on December 14th, 2012. Recently, the 499th Lexus LFA supercar arrived in the United States, generating another wave of excitement for the underdog.
Mallady is a Lexus enthusiast to the core, owning the following fleet: 2 LFAs, 9 LSs, 4 LX SUVs and an SC400
The final LFA was created for a museum, but number 499 has found its home in the states. The lucky owner is Roy Mallady, and this marks his 2nd Lexus LFA! He has been fortunate enough to own 2 out of 500! His first LFA was chassis #003, and #499 is a pretty sweet birthday gift to himself!
While Malladay is certainly an exotic car collector, albeit a bit more versatility would be palatable, he does drive his fleet! His first Lexus LFA boasts around 7,000 miles on the ticker and is on its 3rd set of brakes. I did drive the LFA when it came out, and the brakes are carbon ceramic and cost approximately $10,000 per set. They are superb, capable of stopping on a dime and distributing a nickel change.
Now for the big question we are all wondering: Why did Malladay desire a second LFA? He claims it is a “Better track car than any Ferrari,” and that he “Loves being watched while driving it on the highway”. It is definitively an outstanding track car, and the advantage does lie in the versatility of a track and streetcar, I agree!
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