The Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition, Toyota’s answer to the supercar war, has finally finished as one of the top fastest production cars in the 18km Nürburgring Nordschleif. That was when Lexus’ test driver Akira Iida, posted a 7:14 lap time in that track in LFA Nürburgring Edition. This carbon-fiber exotic supercar is four seconds ahead of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, at 7:18. However, the fastest is still the Radical SR8 LM at 6:48, set in 2009.
The Lexus LFA is currently the fastest production car around the Green Hell
While we wait for the confirmation of this development, this news will definitely bring sleepless nights for the Porsche and Nissan engineers who has been engaged in intense dogfights on who’s production car is the fastest machine to go around green hell. On the other hand, this bring sweet news to the Toyota company, especially after the lost of their long time Chief Test Driver/Engineer Hiromu Naruse, who tragically lost his life in the Lexus LFA Nürburgring prototype on a traffic accident on the roads of Nordschleife, Germany in 2010.
The new Nürburgring Edition is essentially an enhanced version of the already insane fast and loud LFA. The 4.8L V10 has been slightly upgraded to produce an extra 10bhp only, bringing it to 562bhp. The gearbox was reconfigured for faster shifts, the suspension was stiffened-up and made adjustable. Aerodynamics wise, it features a fixed rear spoiler instead of a speed controlled one on the normal LFA and new aerodynamic canards at the front, in a similar vain to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0. No word about the pricing but despite expected pricing to be ridiculously expensive, expect this 50 unit only car to be sold out immediately.
Just 50 units made, expect instant sell out despite being ridiculously expensive
In the meantime, we have two videos for your enjoyment. The first one here is the video of the driver, Akira Iida on his earlier attempts before the official record was broken.
The next one is the review of the LFA Nürburgring Edition from Germany’s Autoweek. Do check it out and you can see the reviewer’s excitement growing, sounded like he has a “crisis”.