Lexus LFA Nürburgring special edition


Lexus LFA Nürburgring special edition

Lexus just announced a souped-up version of their, already super-quick, supercar, the LFA. Not content with launching their wildest ever car back in September, they’ve laced the mix with some extra spice. Extra hot ingredient is a 10bhp uprating of the 4.8 Litre V10 to 562 bhp. The special LFA needs this extra sauce to maintain performance despite the addition of downforce-generating mods to front spoiler, side fins and fixed rear wing. Lexus have entered the Nürburgring 24hours race, where aerodynamics are king, but are offering 50 examples for buyers, so you could order this version as your trackday special. Lexus have had the good taste to paint these specials in yellow ;-)…now is that carrot and corriander, or thai curry yellow!



Lexus LFA Nürburgring special edition - larger spoiler and new side fin


From Lexus

Now available with new track-focused Nürburgring package

KEY POINTS

* Lexus introduces Nürburgring package for the LFA supercar, aimed at hardcore track driving enthusiasts
* New aerodynamic elements for greater downforce, including fixed rear wing
* Power increased to more than 562bhp, gearshift times cut to just 0.15 seconds
* Nought to 62mph acceleration in 3.7 seconds and top speed of 202mph maintained in spite of higher downforce
* Performance package launched in celebration of LFA’s entry in the Nürburgring 24 Hours race
* Just 50 examples to be built, within the total LFA production limit of 500 cars

In celebration of its LFA supercar taking on the challenge of the Nürburgring 24 Hours race in May, Lexus has launched a new performance package designed to appeal to customers seeking full-blooded track performance.

The new Nürburgring package provides additional aerodynamic features and technical revisions that improve handling and downforce without compromising the exceptional speed and acceleration that are central to the LFA’s driving character.

Greater downforce, essential to peak track performance, has been gained through revisions and additions to several of the LFA’s CFRP components, including a larger front spoiler, side fin-type spoilers and a new fixed rear wing.

Maximum power from the mid-front-mounted 4.8-litre V10 engine has been increased by 10bhp to more than 562bhp and gear shifts in the six-speed sequential transmission have been cut to just 0.15 seconds. Thanks to these changes, nought to 62mph acceleration in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 202mph are maintained, in spite of the extra drag created by the new aerodynamic elements.

Handling modifications include sports tuning of the suspension and mesh-type wheels shod with dedicated high-grip tyres.

Just 50 LFA will be available with the Nürburgring package, within the car’s strictly limited global production run of 500 examples. If they wish, customers will be able to take advantage of individual driving instruction on the legendary Nordschleife circuit from the Nürburgring’s chief instructors. They will also receive a one-year driving pass to the track.


Lexus LFA Nürburgring special edition - Fixed rear wing and modified diffuser

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