The Ferrari 458 Italia offers everything the LFA does, and more: prestige, heritage, truly impressive performance and handling, cachet, and instant recognizability.
There are many reasons to own a supercar, and the 458 Italia does almost all of them better.
The fact that Chevrolet's Corvette ZR1 can even be mentioned in the same breath with a car that costs more than three times as much illustrates how short of the mark Lexus fell on performance, though the LFA's interior does outrank the Corvette's.
If that interior and the rarity of the LFA are worth the price of a Ferrari 458 Italia on top of the ZR1's sticker price, then the LFA is for you. Other options include the upcoming McLaren MP4-12C and Lamborghini Aventador, though the former isn't yet available and the latter is already sold out through its first year of production.
|2012 Lexus LFA||2012 Chevrolet Corvette||2011 Ferrari 458 Italia|
|$375,000Browse Used Listings||$49,600Browse Used Listings||$225,325Browse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V10||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|Two Seaters||Two Seater||Compact|
|2-Door Coupe||2-Door Coupe w/2LT||2-Door Coupe|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear wheel drive|
|Coupe||2 Door Coupe||2-door coupe|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Manual||Automatic w/manual shift|