I'm not too sure about being in the first allotment, but I know for sure that there are four distribution areas for Lexus. Each dealer is assigned cars based on their sales, its all computerized. Anyway I thought I was first in line for a red 5-speed, but my dealership in Naperville was assigned a silver w/black interior. Luckily they are also getting a red 5-speed the 3rd week of August. 5-speeds in the midwest will initially not have the navigation and will have standard the leather escaine and spoiler.