• Feb 11th 2011 at 2:32PM
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2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package – Click above for high-res image gallery

Typically, when an automaker launches a new car, or even a variant on an existing one, we get a chance to see it up close at a major auto show within a matter of months at most. But it will have been the better part of a year by the time we see the Lexus LFA with the Nürburgring package in the flesh.

The track-focused version of the Toyota luxury division's supercar was released all the way back in May 2010, but Lexus has only now announced that it will make its public debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March of this year. For a quick refresher, the 'Ring edition LFA upgrades the 4.8-liter V10 by ten horses to 562 and drops the shift times down by 50 miliseconds to 150. It also gets an upgraded aero package, all for a $70,000 premium over the "stock" LFA's $375k sticker price.

With only 50 of the total run of 500 offered with the package, this could be one of our only chances to see the track-prep'd LFA in the flesh, so watch this space in a few weeks' time for live shots from the Geneva Palexpo show floor.

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The most exclusive Lexus yet built, the LFA supercar gains an even more track-focused profile with the addition of the bespoke Nürburgring Package, to be shown in public for the first time at the Geneva motor show in March.

Aimed at customers looking for even greater levels of performance from the V10 supercar, the Nürburgring Package is available on a maximum of 50 of the 500 cars that are being built. It provides additional aerodynamic features and technical revisions to improve handling and downforce, increases engine output by 10bhp to 562bhp and speeds up gear shifts in the six-speed sequential transmission.

Lexus will also be presenting the new CT 200h, the first and only full hybrid model in the luxury hatchback segment, just ahead of its market launch. Europe-wide enquiries about the new car are 40 per cent higher than expected and customer orders are 50 per cent above Lexus's plan. Appearing alongside the GS 450h executive sports saloon, RX 450h luxury SUV and LS 600h limousine, CT 200h provides Lexus with the only comprehensive range of full hybrid models in Europe.

CT 200h is expected to drive Lexus's European sales higher, with an anticipated increase of more than 60 per cent in a premium market that is predicted to remain flat overall.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      One of the fastest production cars of all time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This auto offers a lot of features and one of this is having a wide range of color preferences which is for me really awesome becuase it will give you a sense of uniqueness or singularity among other cars. It has a gorgeous design, first class style and other unique characteristics that consumers will adore.
      Because of this splendid lineaments,2012 Lexus LFA has acquired a strong identity in the market and have obtained kudos from a lot of enthusiasts.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd hit it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm sorry Helen, don't mean to be funny but how exactly are you going to "hit it"? Wouldn't you have to see it first?

      • 4 Years Ago
      RIP Naruse. One hell of a car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Speaking of Hiromu Naruse, he died in a Nurburgring edition LFA, which was the only one in production. That's why it's taken Toyota so long to show another because they had to BUILD another one from scratch, which obviously takes time.

        Here's the video that clearly shows the wrecked, orange Nurburgring edition LFA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUt4ASTh8tU

        Note the fixed rear wing and wheels along with the color. It's definitely the same car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      $70,000 "package" is just under the price of 1 GT-R...
        • 4 Years Ago
        or just use the extra money for more tires..
        • 4 Years Ago
        True,but for that you buy a car that LOOKS like a supercar,SOUNDS like supercar(or actually an f1 car),and has a high tech hand made interior....all unlike a gt-r.So there you have it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it me or does the front clip look like it does not fit together very well, reminds of the body kits that ricers have that just don't look right with conflicting lines and gaps
      • 4 Years Ago
      Tahowt isues seksxy js hk

      Dang it, boner, dang you! I cant type when youre in the way! Down boy, down!

      That is sexy as heck! Still overpriced, but IMO worth every penny. I still wished it had a conventional exhaust set up, though. Not a big fan of the 3 pipes in a triangular arrangement. But, as they say, beggars cant be choosers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope it clock under 7`20" for that price....thats the Spect V time on the ring
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh hell yes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the more i look at this over priced hideous thing, the more it reminds me of a Toyota Supra. LLLLLame*
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd still rather have a GT3 911 or a GT R8......
      • 4 Years Ago
      Was gonna buy one than heard I couldn't get a tape deck. Drat.
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