To help handle the extra grunt and give the carbon-fiber wonder a little extra stick on track, the Lexus engineers have worked up a new aero package consisting of front and side spoilers, as well as a landing-deck sized fixed rear wing. And yes, they're all made of carbon. Lexus has also firmed up the suspension even further, and fitted it with the mesh alloys seen above with "dedicated high-grip tyres." Uh-huh. Even more surprisingly, Lexus has managed to trim the transmission's shift times to just 0.15 seconds, officially putting the LFA into the cog-swapping hall of fame.
Lexus has managed to still get the LFA to 62 mph in around 3.7 seconds and net a top speed of 202 mph in spite of the car's higher downforce. If you want one, you better start bribing people now. The company plans on handing out just 50 examples within the standard LFA production run of 500 units.
Now available with new track-focused Nürburgring package
* Lexus introduces Nürburgring 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 LFA's entry in the Nürburgring 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 Nürburgring 24 Hours race in May, Lexus has launched a new performance package designed to appeal to customers seeking full-blooded track performance.
The new Nürburgring 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 LFA's driving character.
Greater downforce, essential to peak track performance, has been gained through revisions and additions to several of the LFA'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 Nürburgring package, within the car'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 Nürburgring's chief instructors. They will also receive a one-year driving pass to the track.