Matte Black Nurburgring Lexus LFA Special Edition: $465,000, Please

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We’ve been keeping tabs on the upcoming Lexus LFA supercar for some time. It looks like an intriguing car for a company known mostly for luxury sedans and SUVs.

Today, the company announced it would make 50 of its 500 LFAs even more special by adding a Nurburgring edition with a sport tuned suspension – the regular one is for relaxing? – that adds grippier tires, lighter wheels and a ginormous rear wing. That will set you back an extra $70,000 on top of the $375,000 starting price.

The special edition comes in four colors: whitest white, orange, black and matte black, with the matte paint job costing an additional $20,000. There are also three interior colors: black, red and violet.

Does all of this seem a bit like overkill? Yes, but can you really put a price on having a matte black LFA with a huge wing and a violet interior? Yes, yes you can. It’s $465,000.

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