• Mar 2nd 2011 at 3:20PM
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Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package - Click above for high-res image gallery

Finally, the moment is upon us. Lexus has released the most-exclusive version of its already hyper-exclusive LFA supercar. Behold, in person, the 2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition. For those who need reminding, the LFA is Lexus' $375,000 supercar. There will only be 500 LFAs built worldwide, and of those, a scant 50 will have the Nürburgring package bestowed on them.

The package takes the standard LFA, which is certainly no slouch on a racetrack, and makes it even harder core. To start with, Lexus added 10 horsepower to the LFA's 4.8-liter V10 (for a total of 562), and has dropped gearshift times from .20 seconds to .15.

Helping out the reworked go-bits is a track-tuned suspension calling the shots for Nürburgring Edition-specific basketweave wheels shod with very sticky, very expensive rubber. The bodywork on the LFA Nürburgring gets some upgrades, too, most notably a unique front splitter and a huge fixed rear wing. According to Lexus, the extra 10 ponies are to overcome the increased aerodynamic drag from the aero bits, not to make the car any quicker.

The car can be had in white, gloss or matte black or screaming orange as seen here. If you're lucky enough to be in line for one, you'll need to have an extra 70 large in your hand for the package. Add another $20k if you want it matte black. For all that, Lexus will let you choose between an all-black interior, a black and red interior or a black and purple interior – and if you're European, you can have an all-carbon fiber interior.

Of course, as part of the Nürburgring package, you'll also get access to the legendary German racetrack itself. Buyers get driving lessons with a special instructor, a branded jacket, and a one-year pass to the Nordschleife and to its related themepark. Ye-haw.

Press release after the jump.

Live photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: Lexus]
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* 50 Units Available
* Nürburgring Race Car Influenced Styling and Performance
* 562 Horsepower and Quicker Gear Changes

TORRANCE, Calif. (May 10, 2010) – Lexus announced today it will offer a limited edition Nürburgring Package to LFA customers.

"This Nürburgring Package builds on the track-ready Lexus supercar with styling cues from the 24 Hours of Nürburgring prototype LFA racecar," said Mark Templin, Lexus Division group vice president and general manager. "Driving enthusiasts will also appreciate the Nürburgring Package's performance enhancements that were proven on the legendary German track."

The 4.8L V10 engine for Nürburgring Package equipped LFA's will produce 562 horsepower, 10 more horsepower than the standard high-performance LFA. The gear-shift time has been reduced by 0.05 seconds to only 0.15 seconds for even faster gear changes.

The Nürburgring Package is limited to only 50 units out of the 500 LFA hand-assembled for global distribution. It will also have the following features:

# A sport-tuned suspension, exclusive black mesh-type wheels and dedicated high-grip tires for better handling;
# And a larger front spoiler and fixed rear wing for improved high speed down force.

This limited edition LFA will be available in four exterior colors – whitest white, orange, black and matte black complemented by a choice of three interior colors – black, red, and violet. All come with a carbon fiber center console and door trim. The Nürburgring Package will carry a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $70,000. Matte black will carry an additional cost of $20,000. The standard LFA carries a MSRP of $375,000.

In addition to the Nürburgring vehicle specifications, a package of special privileges is included in association with the Nürburgring course itself. The perks comprise, but are not limited to, private parking, co-pilot ride, one night at the Lindner Congress and Motorsport Hotel Nürburgring, private training with Nürburgring chief driving instructor, a Nürburgring branded jacket, as well as a one-year annual pass valid for driving on the Nordschleife and admission to ring°werk leisure park.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      when it said orange crush and the nurburgring just made me think about the F1 LM.. :D
      • 4 Years Ago
      Paris Hilton should have waited for this one
      • 4 Years Ago
      AutoBlog article on the LFA Nurburgring Edition, take 5! *snap*

      • 4 Years Ago
      I think calling it the LFA Naruse Edition would be more fitting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Would still like to know if it's worth the extra $250-275 thou over the damn-near-as-quick Nissan GTR
      • 4 Years Ago
      So if I weigh 225lbs how much weight do I need to lose inorder to effectively negate the hp difference?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think calling it the LFA Naruse Edition would be more fitting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      For those that can't understand the price of this car, it's drivetrain is 100% homologous to the Nurburgring 24-hour racecar.

      This is one of the very few cars you can buy who's actual drivetrain, not a version of it, has won in a class of 24 hour racing.

      You can drive this all day on the track. It won't put down the best single lap time, but it will outlast a lot of the competition.

      Yes, you could buy a Larbo-rarri, but they don't typically have race-proven drivetrains. They have variations. And aren't really know for their reliability.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And keep in mind that the LFA raceccar never once had the fastest lap in a race. But it has won 50% of the races it has entered by spending the least time in the pits.

        So when i say the street LFA is more durable than a lot of competitors and has a race proven drivetrain, it's because that actually happened.

        Can't win a 4hr race in one fast lap, mo matter how good you look while doing it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fair enough LongDuc... but is all that exclusivity worth the extra $250-275 THOUSAND dollars that Lexus charges over a GT-R? We're talking about Lexus (nee Toyota) versus Nissan here, they're not that far apart as, say, a ZR-1 would be to a Lambo.

      If the difference were only 10-20 thousand, I'd say you have a valid argument... but we're talking $250,000+ - a HUGE fargin' difference. Call me crazy but I just don't see a justification for choosing this Lexus over the GT-R but hey, if you do and you have a Donald-Trump bank account to back up the extra scratch, more power to you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Man, the thing looks like a kit car. Give me the Lamborghini LP-700, 48 years of building hyper cars sounds better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wasn't it the prototype of this that Toyota's top test driver (whose name I can't remember and am to lazy to look up) died in on The Ring?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love the body but the rims dont do it for me... idk why maybe its the color of them. The non nurburgring model LFA wheels look better.
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