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2011 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

Look what our spy photographers happened to catch at the Nürburgring recently: None other than the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition. You're looking at one of exactly 50 examples on the planet (assuming this isn't some sort of pre-production mule), and we have to say that the two-tone paint and wild wing look right at home lapping it up on the Green Hell. As you may recall, Lexus hasn't exactly dished out the meaty details on specifically how much power the racier LFA produces. Instead, we're lead to believe that the glass-shattering V10 delivers "more than 562" ponies, and is equipped with race tricks like an adjustable front splitter and tweakable suspension.

Lexus decided to roll out the Nürburgring Edition to honor the car's participation in one of the most grueling spectacles in motorsports – the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Those willing to lay down the cash to get their hands on the car will receive all kinds of perks, including individual instruction on the Nürburgring itself, a year's pass to the track and a stylish track-branded jacket. Word is you can also get the car in black or white instead of orange if that hue doesn't float your fancy.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks yellow to me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Valentino Amoro - you're not alone. this engine will get it's due, hopefully in the new lotus. as it stand it doesn't really do anything to differentiate itself from the pack or move the game along any in any direction. it's a lot like the cr-z, expensive for what it does, and doesn't do a whole lot better than anything else for wheel barrels full of cash less
        • 5 Years Ago
        Let me start of by saying I cant afford this along with 99.9999% of folks on this thread. But as a car enthusiast, I cant help but feel this car is a huge disappointment. It's priced at what it cost Lexus to make (and seems based on sales it's supported by the market) but not where it's placed relative to it's heritage or competition.

        Not only that, but the car looks strange in a overwrought Supra (which was a good looking car) kind of way.

        This car looks like an LFA taken to a Fast and Furious house, 'accessorized' and released for street racing.

        Give me a mid engined R8 V10, Gallardo, F430 or a F-Mid Engine Z06, ZR1, Viper ACR anyday.

        I'm curious to see how the base LFA would run with a Z06 Carbon which has the new Eagle tyres (the old F1 supercars where a huge let down on that machine), is lighter and even faster.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a bit silly to complain about the price. Yes, it's expensive, but a lot of the finer things in life are. Consider the following:

      Rolex Submariner - it gets out performed in every area by a G shock, yet costs a heck of a lot more.

      A Savile Row suit - No performance advantage over a regular suit, it just fits better and is made from finer materials.

      An exquisite fountain pen - no way near as practical as a ball-point, and more prone to breaking.

      Complaining about the above stuff is ridiculous. If you take a look inside the Lexus, you can see it's made of exotic materials. It has no performance advantage over it's peers, but it sure as hell has a better interior ambience.

      Think about it. They could've made the body out of plastic. They could've thrown together a basic interior and chucked in a bit of leather. Both of those things would have made it cheaper without having any detrimental effect on performance. However, with luxury items, you may as well go all out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Erm.. Lamborghini? Racing heritage? What?
        • 5 Years Ago
        "It has no performance advantage over it's peers"

        Umm did you see the lap it laid down on Top Gear on a WET TRACK ? FASTEST WET TIME TG HAS......even faster then the Lambo with all its "racing heritage" and the lambo did its time on a DRY track...not to mention the lambo is AWD...so explain to me how a RWD car got a faster time on a WET track then a AWD car on a DRY track ?

        It has a ring time oh 7:24 which I believe was done in TRAFFIC...

        So.....what were you saying about no "performance advantage" ?

        The LFA is pure win.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @miketim1 you're like my lexus doppelganger. lmao. such a ferocious fan, what lexus is your daily driver?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Zamafir

        Juding by that the R8 is your Avator...I can see why you dont like the LFA. L O L hahaha

        My daily driver has nothing to do with the pure awesomeness that is the LFA so I dont get what your asking....or are you makin no sense like you have been this whole time in this LFA post ?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Excuse me while I formulate a Fool/Money/Perception/Reality matrix.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wanna see the Ring Time of this bad boy !

      I wonder if they tuned that wonderful exhaust....
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks better than usually but still the lights don't fit, in a striking way
        • 5 Years Ago
        the black segments along the sides of the front bumper cover don't fit very well, and don't look good black.

        The black hood looks ricey.

        The black roof would look far better if the side rail A to C-pillar arch were still painted body color, and just the center of the roof were blacked out.

        The black mirrors stick out, rather than being more "camouflaged".

        Otherwise, it still looks ill-fitting, and poorly designed, aesthetically.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like Bumblebee is having trouble transforming into a car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want a comparo with the (much, much cheaper) Corvette ZR-1.

      Yeah, yeah, I know, you don't like the Vette's interior and perhaps the seats. I get it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "I want a comparo with the (much, much cheaper)"

        ... GT-R
        ... R8 V10
        ... Porsche 911 turbo
        ... Gallardo LP560-4
        ... Porsche 911 GT2
        ... everything that's spades cheaper, lighter, and faster with racing history behind it.

        hmm, let's see which of those are made from carbon fiber monocoque chassis

        ... GT-R no
        ... R8 V10 nope
        ... Porsche 911 turbo nowhere to be found
        ... Gallardo LP560-4 not here
        ... Porsche 911 GT2 hell no

        so, to revise that a bit,

        LF-A competitors...

        Porsche Carrera GT $600k
        Mercedes SLR McLaren F1 $800k
        Aston Martin One-77 $1.4 million

        so looks like LF-A is a bargain :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think you'll see some comparison tests done but, I'm just not sure what kind spin the magazines will put on this car vs. whatever else. Personally, I'd bet that Toyota won't want the car in that type of test since it won't show the LFA in a very good light. Perhaps they could try to compare it against higher-priced cars that it might actually be able to beat in some way, thereby providing some sort of legitimacy to the car.
        The problem with that is, I'm not sure there's any cars out there that would fit the bill.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Zamafir

        Might as well throw a Ferrari or two in there as well.

        Start with the F430 Scuderia.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @NightFlight - yup that was the qualifier at the end, f430, f458, everything under the son lol.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Man, I wasn't sure about the looks of this edition originally but seeing it out there on the track...it looks plain badass-like it's where it should be, doing it's thing. Pure awesome.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "But come on guys, forget about the badge on the front bumper or the price tag for a second. If you heard there was a limited-production, carbon fiber/aluminum-bodied, mid-engined, 9000rpm V10 car with cool gadgets, wouldn't you think it makes a pretty exciting car? I would."

        Sure would, and i'd drive the hell out of it, just as I have the R8. if someone asked me what i thought of it compared to OTHER supercars i'd say the same thing. If audi debuted the R8 at 400,000$ with worse performance than ferrari, lamborghini, nissan offered you'd be all over it. that's the rub. ANY automaker bringing a supercar to market, talking about how advanced it is, and unable to handle any of the established players is going to provoke contention amongst those who care about cars. What's the point of doing the same thing everyone else is, only not as well?

        So yeah, i'd drive it, might even like it, but then it'd come to cost, just as it has for anyone who's reviewed the car, and at that point it comes to 'would i take this over a ferrari et-al' because that's what ALL discussions come to. and the resounding answer has been no. not for the money.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I kinda think it should be compared to other 9000rpm V10 cars. Is it expensive "given the performance"? I think so. But come on guys, forget about the badge on the front bumper or the price tag for a second. If you heard there was a limited-production, carbon fiber/aluminum-bodied, mid-engined, 9000rpm V10 car with cool gadgets, wouldn't you think it makes a pretty exciting car? I would.

        It's okay to admit you have a bias against Toyota for whatever reason; but please stop pretending you are objectively keyboard racing and armchair quarterbacking now, because it's getting old.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Suprafan

        Thank you....pay the guys above you no attention...their LOST haha.

        The LFA is pure win and a awesome automobile from Toyota...one for the books.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why did they release a top tier edition so close to the original debut?

        • 5 Years Ago
        because they couldn't sell 500 cars , they try with a special edition version to achieve that goal.
      • 5 Years Ago
      this car is so passé. no one cares about it anymore.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nurburgring should ask for it's name back after the LF-A crashed.

      The more the name is used, the more diluted the 'Ring's name becomes. Especially if a car can't make it around in one piece.
        • 5 Years Ago
        rudyherfurth, if you are refering to the recent crash that killed Hiromu Naruse and put a BMW driver in critical condition then you are really hitting it LOW. How can you joke about something as serious as this? The Nurburgring is the most demanding track in the world, so what shame is there if you crash? It just means you had the guts to push the car to the limit!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The two-tone paint scheme fits this car perfectly.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, the black lower fascia with black sides really takes some of the ugly off the face.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I agree this colored version actually looks slightly better than the usual all-white or all-black versions but, I'd rather see a one-color paint scheme.
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