• Mar 15, 2010
Lexus LFA Nürburgring track edition – Click above for image gallery

Remember when Lexus was synonymous with cushy, spongy rides that were anything but performance oriented? That all seems a distant memory since Toyota's luxury division set its sights on the likes of BMW with the IS-F, even more so with the release of the exclusive LFA supercar. But according to the latest, Lexus ain't done yet.

Back in October when we were in Miami test driving the LFA, we brought you a report on the possibility of a stripped-down, competition-focused version. Now it appears that this track edition is upon us.

Apparently called the Nürburgring edition – in reference to the legendary German road course where the competition prototypes that led to the production LFA cut their proverbial teeth – this extra-special LFA will benefit from a large, fixed rear wing, a splitter up front, a stiffer (and more adjustable) suspension, lightweight alloys coated in track rubber and an extra 10 horsepower (likely resulting from a revised exhaust system).

Aside from the four paint options – which reportedly include glossy black, matte black, orange, and an unknown fourth color – that's about all we've got for now, but if your Japanese is up to snuff and you can extrapolate more from the source report, let us know in the Comments below.



[Source: レクサスとの道[LEXUS] (translated) via The Lexus Enthusiast]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm a professional Translator for an automotive company, here is my translation...

      レクサスが送り出すスーパースポーツカー「LFA」
      Lexus has released its super sportscar the LFA.
      発表当初から、サーキット走行に最適化されたモデルが存在することが明らかにされていました。
      Since it's annoucement, it was made clear that there would be a model optimized for racing on a circuit.


      購入希望予約を行う際には、「標準モデル」と「レーシングモデル」の2択となっておりました。
      Upon pre-ordering the vehicle, there were two models to choose from; "Standard Model" and "Racing Model."


      今回この特別仕様車は「SPECIAL EDITION」という名称に決まり、3月10日から「LEXUS LFA」のスペシャルサイトにて公開が開始されました。
      From March 10th, Lexus began showing on the special "Lexus LFA" website a new "Special Edition" model with new specifications.


       ■THE LEXUS LFA
         http://www.lexus-lfa.com/index.html




      CFRP製の大型フロントスポイラーにカナード、そしてCFRP製の固定大型リヤウイングが目を惹きますã€
        • 4 Years Ago
        That was actually quite nice of you, thank you!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's probably fast, handles beautifully and will run with the worlds bets. But my god is it freakin hideous. From every angle. From the pokémon front-end, to its bulbous proportions, to the numerous slats and vents this thing looks like a ricers wet dream. Toyota is simply incapable of designing an attractive vehicle.

        • 4 Years Ago
        As much as I love Autoblog, I have come to find that we are not allowed to dislike the look of practically ANY car without being downgraded in the star ratings. So I guess that makes Autoblog comments pages unofficial advertising for automakers, as non-glowing opinions are apparently invalid. For what it is worth, knowing my star fate, I find this vehicle atrocious. Bravo for the performance numbers, but numbers are not the only thing that matter. As with the Nissan, I admire what the car can do, but it is nonetheless a point-and-shoot appliance that undoubtedly compromises driver involvement in pursuit of ultimate numbers. Pity.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The "Nürburgring" edition? "Official" lap times? I "limited-edition" of an already "limited-edition"? Glad to see I'm not the only one that thinks this is ridiculous. My guess is, this car is probably more like the original car they were working on before Lexus took it over.
      • 4 Years Ago
      And the next two reports will be of a hybrid model and then a pure EV model as well, or will this not follow the Lexus, motto of a hybrid in every model line.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Didn't know the ES line had a hybrid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Loved this model and its original model, but, once again, I don't think people will spend that much money on a car which isn't worth the price.

      OORAH!!! First Comment :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Damnit....I'm not the first comment :(
        • 4 Years Ago
        They are all sold I'm sure. Worth is relative. These things are instant collector cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        you FAILED badly buddy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      too ugly an expensive for just a cuple of seconds less than the super heavy GTR
      • 4 Years Ago
      First of all, Toyota is only making 500 of LFA including “special” editions.
      As for the info stated in the blog which you guys have found as follows;
      The shift timing is swift 0.15second compared to 0.20second of the original.
      There are four colors and the one you couldn’t work out is WHITEST WHITE…what ever the hell that is…
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thanks. I was just coming here to help fill in the blanks, but you beat me to it!

        The price listed, 3750man, is that for the base model LFA or the new model? I can't make out the kanji before it. Only the katakana "model."
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not that it necessarily means all too much, but is there an "official" Ring time for the LFA yet?
      • 4 Years Ago
      There can, however be 'credible' Ring times.

      I tend to trust the Sport Auto laps as a good 'real world' example of what a good 'Ring driver can do with a stock car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      reply @ JimBob
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