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vehicles that do not compromise on features. "CT 200h F Sport models will add even greater appeal to a vehicle that - with its hybrid drivetrain and list of advanced features – is set to become Australia’s most advanced luxury hatch,’’ he says. Cramb also announced Lexus would eventually offer a dedicated F Sport model on every vehicle line starting with the IS and CT 200h vehicles. “Twenty years ago, Lexus offered just one dedicated luxury vehicle, the LS400. Today, that dynamic has changed and we have five model lines with 33 variants and a growing platform,’’ he says. “The coming years for Lexus will be defined by a growth in hybrid vehicles and performanceoriented product – driven by our two halo vehicles LS 600hL and LFA.’’
Cramb says the eight allocated 412kW/480Nm LFA supercars have all been sold with the first arriving early next year, but he would not reveal the identity of owners or who missed out. He says they could have sold more and were originally only allocated five until they pleaded for more.
“Each and every Lexus LFA customer has had personal dialogue with senior Lexus Australia representatives,” he says. “Lexus has forged a strong relationship with each LFA owner. This relationship will continue well into the future, encompassing technical and service support and access to Lexus’ exclusive Encore program. They will become collectors’ cars.”
The carbonfibre-bodied 411kW V10 supercar was unveiled by US racing legend Scott Pruett, who has taken potential buyers around US racetracks and helped sell 171 of the 500 vehicles built.
Race driver Scott Pruett with the Lexus LFA revealed at the 2010 Australian International Motor Show.