With just 500 LFA supercars planned for worldwide distribution Lexus already has a limited edition hero model. But exclusivity has a new name, and that is the Lexus LFA NÃ¼rburgring Package. Just 50 of these, sourced from the original allocation of 500, will be made in honour of the company’s exploits at the NÃ¼rburgring 24 hour race.
In addition to the lairy orange paintwork you get an extra 10bhp for your 4.8 litre V10, up to a new maximum of 562bhp. You also get a reprogrammed six speed sequential box, now able to shift cogs in 0.15 seconds. Lexus engineers have had a fiddle with the suspension for you, as well. There’s some semi-slick rubber on those quite nice looking lightened alloys. And, last but not least, the old favourite in a splash of carbon fibre around the car’s outermost extremities. Well, actually, it’s carbon fibre reinforced plastic, but you probably keep that info from your mates at the pub.
There is, however, one very cool feature that owners can benefit from. Although it would only apply to European owners, you can get individual track tuition on the legendary Nordschleife circuit as well as receiving a one-year pass allowing virtually limitless track time during public days.
Oh, I expect there will be a nasty kick once the invoice arrives from Lexus, as well. The Achilles heel of the LFA has always been its price, and you can only expect the NÃ¼rburgring Package to cost even more.
LEXUS UNLEASHES THE ULTIMATE LFA
- Now available with new track-focused NÃ¼rburgring package
- Lexus introduces NÃ¼rburgring 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 LFAâ€™s entry in the NÃ¼rburgring 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 NÃ¼rburgring 24 Hours race in May, Lexus has launched a new performance package designed to appeal to customers seeking full-blooded track performance.
The new NÃ¼rburgring 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 LFAâ€™s driving character.
Greater downforce, essential to peak track performance, has been gained through revisions and additions to several of the LFAâ€™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 NÃ¼rburgring package, within the carâ€™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 NÃ¼rburgringâ€™s chief instructors. They will also receive a one-year driving pass to the track.