06/07/2011—Okay, so you’ve decided that the Lexus LFA is just too hot to pass up, and now you’re in the market. Great! Just know that the shopping experience isn’t exactly like other car purchases (for instance, you’ll get your own specialized LFA sales consultant).
But it’s good to check things out first, right? So where do you go these days just to browse, and maybe take a toe-in-the-water test drive? Answer: An exotic-car gathering, like the one Lexus—and the LFA—attended two weekends ago in the Pacific Northwest:
It’s at events like these—this one hosted by the Exotics at Redmond Town Center gathering—that you’re going to get good info, both from a top Lexus-product-expert like Paul Williamsen (National Manager of the Lexus College), and by people who already know, and have bought, exotic cars.
Of course, if you end up deciding not to make the purchase, there’s still the opportunity to live vicariously through your newfound exotic-car-collecting friends, and the world’s LFA owners, via the Gran Turismo 5 video game.
—BRIAN GILL, MANAGING EDITOR