Words: Giancarlo Pawelec
Photos: Courtesy of Lexus
The Lexus LF-A is by far the most sought after vehicle entering the supercar rankings in the past decade. For the lucky Lexus LF-A customers who were able to get on the hand selected list of only 500 available now comes an even bigger surprise – the LF-A equipped with the Nürburgring package. The special edition commemorates the LF-A’s entry into the 24-hour endurance race on the historical Nürburgring track in Germany.
Aside from the bragging rights of owning one of the 50 special edition models, the package boasts more track specific tweaks including carbon fiber pieces such as the front splitter, fixed rear spoiler and canards. Further upgrades include a retuned suspension system and mesh-style forged wheels wrapped in ultra-sticky Bridgestone tires.
Under the hood, the LF-A’s 4.8-liter, V10 engine gets a massage upping the power by an additional 10hp for a total of 562. The ultra-fast six-speed sequential transmission also went under the knife resulting in what Lexus claims to be even quicker shift times in the range of 0.15-seconds between gears.
Similar to the base LF-A (as if that is even fair to say), the Nürburgring package provides similar statistical figures with a maximum speed of 202mph and a 0-60mph sprint in 3.6-seconds. Colour finishes include white, black, orange and a matte black – nothing more.
The interior of this special edition seems to be in a non-customizable option fully finished in black Alcantara with red baseball stitching tying everything together. The gauge cluster and dials all appear to be the same and with all that digital goodness who would change anything?
For the select owners of this special edition LF-A, the package also boasts professional driving lessons on the famous Nordschleife at the Nürburgring and a one-year pass to drive the track. Pricing or further details have not been released as of yet, but it would be fair say that regardless of the price tag LF-A owners will welcome it with open arms and an extra spot in their garage.
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