Published on 15 Apr 2012 by Adriano
A few days ago Lexus delivered in the UK the first LFA Nurburgring Edition model to ever grace the European soil. The car is one of the only 50 units produced in the series, and comes with a massive and flashy CFRP rear wing, an exclusive set of alloys and some modification to the already impressive standard powertrain: its 4.8-litre V10 gets an extra 11 hp, which makes for a grand total of 571 horsepower, while aerodynamics, tyres, transmission and suspension set-up have also been modified in order to achieve maximum performance on the track.
Just to make the record straight, let’s not forget that a Lexus LFA equipped with the Nurburgring Package and professional driver Akira Iida behind the wheel was able to stop the clock on the famous German track at 7:14.640, a laptime that’s better than what such cars as the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1, the Maserati MC12 and the Ferrari Enzo were able to do on same circuit.
This very special edition of the Japanese coupe can go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph). On the top of the car itself, all buyers will also get an individual driving lesson as well as a pass that will give them free access to the famous Nordschleife for a whole year.
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