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

Even amidst the disastrous situation on their island nation, the Japanese are showing no signs of slowing down. At least, not when it comes to its supercars. Honda was recently reported to be forging ahead with on-again, off-again plans to resurrect its NSX supercar, Nissan is hard at work on the new GT-R and now Toyota is said to be working on a new version of the Lexus LFA.

While the handle being used in the interim might suggest a completely new successor, rumor has it that an LFA II is being developed as a variant of the existing model. Following in the footsteps of the above-pictured Nürburgring package, Japan's Best Car says that the so-called LFA II is expected to push the performance envelope even further. Just what that will entail – or for that matter, if it will come to fruition at all – remains to be seen, but if there's any truth to the reports, we certainly applaud the company's spirit.


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      triv
      • 3 Years Ago
      So which do u think is Japans top Supercar. i really wanna know what people think and why.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @triv
        there is none. the gt-r is a great sportscar which offers a lot for the money.
        jolz24
        • 3 Years Ago
        @triv
        japans super-car is obviously the GTR, the honesty of its persona is admirable, the public has put it right up there with the best of them all on its own merits. the GTR hasn't tried to be italian or german but is truly japanese and we love it for that. the LFA on the other had is trying to out-europe the europeans, that's very laughable. i find the LFA amusing,, looking at it i see an evolved supra, $400k for a Toyota....still haven't stopped laughing
      Tom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Considering the time and money that went into its development, with direct involvement by the head of the company, some further utilization of that work would seem to be necessary. Otherwise, while it may be "an engineer's wet dream," it would also be poorly-timed extravagance.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      jolz24
      • 3 Years Ago
      exclusive trinket
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's read as "L-FAIL."
        triv
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        How does at fail??
          triv
          • 3 Years Ago
          @triv
          What Cars has it gotten beaten by?
          • 3 Years Ago
          @triv
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          Lachmund
          • 3 Years Ago
          @triv
          its 5 times the price of a gt-r but slower....LOL
          • 3 Years Ago
          @triv
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          kcroc10077
          • 3 Years Ago
          @triv
          IMO it costs too much for the performance it gives. I know they need to recoup R&D costs but it might have been a better strategy to come in a lower price (around the Audi R-8 V-10) than in the stratosphere. Venom V12 mention lower priced cars beating it. I'm not so sure that's a fair metric for a super car. The ZO6 beats many higher priced cars. Not to mention the ZR-1 and Viper. Does that make those super cars less super?? Performance is certainly one metric but exclusivity IMO is a bit more relevant.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Jarda
      • 3 Years Ago
      plz hire designers this time
      tantareanujellob
      • 3 Years Ago
      loLFAil
      Mike K
      • 3 Years Ago
      There are so many better cars at that price point. I just don't see the need for all the hype.
        kcroc10077
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mike K
        I see the jack asses are out in full force.
          Mike K
          • 3 Years Ago
          @kcroc10077
          Why, because I dont want a 375K Toyota?? For 375K I can get an Aventador, Ferrari 458, Gallardo Superleggera, SLS AMG, etc. It's just not THAT great of a car. It's a great car for 100-150K, it's a decent car at 200K... At 375K it's "meh"
          Dest
          • 3 Years Ago
          @kcroc10077
          It's autoblog. What did you expect? The commenting quality has gone down drastically.
        Dest
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mike K
        Considering how it's sold out, I don't think the ultra-rich care for your commoner's opinion.
          Dest
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dest
          Jalopnik sourced an article from Motor Authority that assumed because not all the LFAs have been built yet, it means no one is buying them. Motor Authority updated their article after they were informed that a tsunami can in fact delay production, but of course Jalopnik didn't being the professional journalists they are. Here you go: "With each car intended to be built to order, to the customer's precise specifications, operating below theoretical capacity indicates a shortfall in demand" [Update: Lexus wrote us to point out that LFA producton, like most other industries in Japan, was disrupted for some time due to the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the country. It's a fair point and does explain some of the shortfall in output and sales, though perhaps not all. Time will tell about the remainder.]
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dest
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        triv
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mike K
        OK. the Price is outragous. But for Lexus first supercar. its a pretty good car. The reason why its a good car is cuz of the time taken to make it. and what its made of. BUT the hype about it. is how quote " its a V10, thats a size of a V8, and its as light as a V6. the way it Revs is like no other car. The design of it is an eye opener of what there capable of. But yeah performancewise is no better than the GTR in some ways, which the GTR is way cheaper.
          Mike K
          • 3 Years Ago
          @triv
          A high revving, low displacement V10 is not impressive anymore. Not when it doesnt make peak power till over 8grand..
      4X4fear
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why waste 400k on a LFA while the 70k gtr had thrashed it. LFA--- Lexus fail GTR--- Godzilla tragedy
        mazeroni
        • 3 Years Ago
        @4X4fear
        As an auto enthusiast the sound of a V10 pushing 9000 RPM is worth the 330k in my opinion.
      Charles
      • 3 Years Ago
      GM and Ford can only DREAM in engineering and building a car like the LFA or even the GT-R. They are the pinnacle of excellence, perfection and performance. You want to buy a real super car, buy a LFA. You want a car with passion, buy a ******* Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.
        Hector Djibaou
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Charles
        haha, good one!
        Mike Bobinis
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Charles
        What do GM and Ford have to do with this car? And Lexus can only DREAM of building cars with actual prestige...not a lineup full of "fancy Camrys and fancy Land Cruisers". Most of the Lexus lineup are complete yawn-mobiles with odd styling. No actual panache for the brand and surely no heritage. They should have wasted less time and money on F1 and the LFA.
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      even hotter than hot as a bag of rice?! how much will it be? 400000?
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