The web is afire with news that Lexus has managed to demolish the standing production-car record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The news comes courtesy of EVO Magazine's own Chris Harris and Lexus itself via the miracle of Twitter. Lexus test driver Akira Iida reportedly managed to twist the LFA Nürburgring Edition around the infamous circuit in 7:14. If true, that time puts the carbon-fiber exotic four-seconds ahead of the previous production-car champion, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, at 7:18, and it puts the LFA Nürburgring Edition in the top five quickest vehicles to ever run the track.

Impressive.

We'll keep you posted with more information as Lexus releases details on the run. Here's hoping they had the video cameras rolling while they were out laying waste to the Green Hell.


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      Autoblogist
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh it's on now!
      Chris
      • 3 Years Ago
      The last (video) confirmed LFA Nurburging Edition ran a 7:22.85 on oem tires (non-DOT competition) back in June. I suppose using DOT-Rs should shave that laptime by a few seconds which makes 7:14 quite reasonable, but we don't know if it were the tires or not just yet. The video floating around since yesterday was a "casual" customer ride along with a section of the track by the pit area closed off. I'm guessing the official video should show up anytime now.
      deeeznuuuts83
      • 3 Years Ago
      Impressive time... but what does the regular LFA do?
        theworldofluxury
        • 3 Years Ago
        @deeeznuuuts83
        10 seconds slower with 10 fewer hp. aha jk Obviously with a less aggressive ride and stuff.
      jimmyt505
      • 3 Years Ago
      For what the LFA costs I could buy a GT2 RS for my track car and a 911 Turbo for my daily driver. I could also afford a brand new F150 to drive in inclement weather. Sure seems like a hell of a price to pay to go around the 'Ring 4 seconds faster.
        Joshua Bolden
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jimmyt505
        Your argument is illogical, because if someone could afford and wanted a $450,000 car, he probably wouldn't care what cars he could buy with the same amount of money, because he would most likely just simply add them to the collection.....
        Temple
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jimmyt505
        And for the price of a Porsche GT2 RS I could buy a GT-R and a ZR1 and have money left over for a F150 to drive in inclement weather. For a price of a Veyron I could buy all those cars and a nice big house to keep them in staffed by hooker maids...
        Felspawn
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jimmyt505
        and none of them would sound anywhere near as good as that V10
        Chris Bangle
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jimmyt505
        Stupid comment. For the price of 458 Italia, you can by 2 GT-Rs. The LFA is a rich man's car. More than likely they have more than one super car in their garage(s). It's a bargain for a carbon fiber monocoque car. The last thing people shopping for these type of cars are concerned about is the price. They want exclusivity.
          Griffilicious
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Chris Bangle
          Are you really Chris Bangle, or just a fan?
          Mike B
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Chris Bangle
          The MP4-12c is half the price and also is a carbon fiber monocoque car, the Aventador too.
        wtrmlnjuc
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jimmyt505
        get off this site. now.
      Ed
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's still a Toyota.
        dave roth
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ed
        Still a Toyota. Yes, that is a GOOD thing.
        MotionDesigner
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ed
        I'm not a Toyota fanboy or anything but I guess you guys never heard of the 2000GT, or the Supra, or Toyota's involvement in Formula 1 Racing.
          miketim1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @MotionDesigner
          I like the venza.. I like the Supra.. I like the LFA... I like the ISF... I even like the Seinna... whats your point ? We all have cars we like
          Ed
          • 3 Years Ago
          @MotionDesigner
          I have... They're all still family to the Venza.
      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      oh PLEASE. Could SOMEONE independant please verify all these rediculous claims?? There is no way in hell this thing is that fast.
        sysadm1n
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Arena
        Have you driven one? No? Then STFU.
          4 String
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sysadm1n
          Whoop dee fking doo, Mr. Arena. So they/you must be an authority on the manner! The whole racing world depends on your/their holy opinions! Bow down we must! -_-x
          Jonathan Arena
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sysadm1n
          I sell Porsches for a living, and have a couple customers/friends who have: neither were all that impressed. Compare that with their reaction to the GT2RS, and I have a hard time believing this thing is faster. Both have plenty of experience with sports cars, and I trust thier opionion. kthx
          tump
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sysadm1n
          What you're saying, Jonathan Arena is that, no, you haven't driven it.
          Jonathan Arena
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sysadm1n
          That's right I haven't. But rather than believing an obvious PR stunt by the company that produces the car such as yourself, I instead am basing my assumptions on a decent amount of personal experience; albeit not all of it is first-hand.
        ApplePie
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jonathan Arena
        For someone that sells Porsches, you couldn't even spell ridiculous? Just face the facts, that Japanese smoked your dumb4ss German garbage LOL
          4 String
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ApplePie
          I like German cars too but this comment was pretty funny in a strange, perverse way.
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      LF-A: Lexus Failed - Attempt
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sukairain
        "Lexus LFA Beats Ferrari 599 GTO in EVO Magazine Comparison" http://lexusenthusiast.com/2011/08/26/lexus-lfa-beats-ferrari-599-gto-in-evo-magazine-comparison/ "EVO Engine of the Year: The Lexus LFA V10" http://lexusenthusiast.com/2011/01/02/evo-engine-of-the-year-the-lexus-lfa-v10/ Sukairain : --> Fail - Attempt
      dave roth
      • 3 Years Ago
      And the great thing about the LFA is that its Japanese and will probably be very reliable and can be used on a day to day basis. Gotta love that :-)
      fivespeeed
      • 3 Years Ago
      They're burning around the Nurburgring in a V10 supercar, and the fastest Toyota I can buy is a DAMN RAV4 V6? To hell with Toyota. I'm praying for another huge round of recalls.
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @fivespeeed
        What in the 7 layers of hell are you even talking about?
        Klinkster
        • 3 Years Ago
        @fivespeeed
        @fivespeed...perhaps if you were educated and had a real job, then you could AFFORD to buy more than a pre-owned Rav4. Just sayin....
        4 String
        • 3 Years Ago
        @fivespeeed
        Someone is willingly oblivious to the IS350 (let alone an IS F), clearly.
      Georg
      • 3 Years Ago
      dear Lexus the production car record for the northloop is currently at 6:48min done by a street legal Radical SR8 LMS ...7:14 is not even the fastest production supercar laprecord... The Gumpert Apollo did in 2010 a 7:11.57min driven by Florian Gruber which claimed the car has enough potential left to get under the 7min mark. 7:14min was the production car laprecord in 2005 driven by Michael Duechting piloting a Donkervoort D8 RS. I only can lol about all the japanese and us comapnys claiming northloop records without doing records
        cjseyer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Georg
        Fastest production-car record = Road legal, Radical is only road legal in Britain and some 'other' countries but not U.S. so it's not legit. That's like banging Megan Fox and not being able to nut.
          sparrk
          • 3 Years Ago
          @cjseyer
          the Rdical is road legal in every country, is't just not imported in the US , like the Zonda and many other cars.
          Georg
          • 3 Years Ago
          @cjseyer
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIXK3vsiLkw quicker and road legal in the USA driven in 2009 ...
          Georg
          • 3 Years Ago
          @cjseyer
          The Gumpert Apollo is quicker and is just a other German Supercar... build in the same numbers than the LFA and it is sold in the USA!!!... every car registeredin the UK is road leagal all around in Europe ... Radicall currently owns the sportauto trophy for the fastest northloop laptime
          David
          • 3 Years Ago
          @cjseyer
          Radical is not legal in Germnay. It wasn't made to be street-legal car, it was a track car some people were able to legalize in certain countries. EU doesn't share a universal mandate for legalization of road cars.
        Peter T
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Georg
        Dear Georg, your statement also applies to Porsche, Ferrari, Keonigsegg, etc. Why are aren't you "lol-ing" at the Germans, Italians, and the Swedish as well?
          Georg
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Peter T
          because BMW Mercedes Lamborghini Ferrari Volvo or any other europen manufactor does any northloop record claims... The LFA got its ass handed every time it started for a endurance race in the VLN and the 24h at the northloop there it got its ass handed by Porsche GT3, Mercedes SLS, Ferrari 458, Corvette, R8 LMS etc.. in the latest motortrend best handling car 2011 test at the Laguna Seca raceway the time different between the old 997 GT3 RS (3.8l) and the LFA driven by the same race driver under the same conditions was 0.38s ... who realy belives that commercial northloop bullshit?
          Mike B
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Peter T
          To be fair, Georg was right about what manufacturers do laptimes on the 'ring, one thing are independent tests and other is the manufacturer itself renting the track for days so they can put a fast lap, as of now, only Nissan, Chevrolet, Porsche and have done it, Lexus has now entered aswell as McLaren which hasn't said anything about it's laptime. PS: Pagani and Ferrari have also rented the track to test their Zonda F, Zonda R and 599XX, but those were single day tests (and those of those cars aren't legal anywhere)
          wtrmlnjuc
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Peter T
          Dear Georg, every manufacturer does the 'ring claims. It's only because lexus did it that people are making such a big deal out of it.
        cashsixeight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Georg
        I think he is saying the Japanese are using hte records from 2005, and ignoring newer records from Gumpert and the Radical.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      What I find most awesome about this and the LFA itself is that, while porsche , ferrari, aston and all the rest are ripping EVERYTHING out the car to make it faster... the LFA actualy has a full blow interior loaded with navigation and one one the best audio system of any production cars. Heres a little info on it and how it works. "The Mark Levinson Premium Surround system created for the LFA is the first automotive expression of Harman GreenEdge™, a Harman International eco-friendly technology initiative targeted at improving sonic performance while reducing power consumption, weight and heat generation.Harman is the audio components company that's responsible for such brands as AGK, Harman Kardon, JBL, Lexicon, Infinity and the Mark Levinson automotive sound system found only in Lexus vehicles. Based on the enabling technologies underlying Harman GreenEdge, High Efficiency Transducers (HiE) and High Voltage Amplification, the LFA’s Mark Levinson Premium Surround system employs all-new, proprietary Class D power amplification. Engineered using the patents and switching amplifier expertise from Crown International, this highly efficient amplification is combined with new, custom engineered high-output, low-distortion transducers. Demonstrating the company's ability to bring to bear the power of its automotive, professional and consumer divisions, Harman is showcasing its first automotive expression of GreenEdge technology in the 2012 Lexus LFA. The $375,000 supercar features a Mark Levinson 12-speaker surround sound system powered by a 1,002-watt, 12-channel Mark Levinson amplifier. The eco-friendly technology reduces power consumption and heat generation while also delivering up to reportedly 1,002 watts of total power. It utilizes Harman's new GreenEdge technology. GreenEdge means lighter, smaller, more powerful components that run cooler." Even down to the audio system the LFA is just a really a "engineering master piece" as EVO reviewed stated for the car. The LFA is really that speical but since it has a Lexus badge some of you will never see that. Theres a reason the LFA isnt the priced like a GTR or vette. If you want to be so simple minded and just look at things like 0-60 time and top speed and think thats makes a car well kudos to you im much more interested in the details and the details is something Lexus has always got right. Thats one of the many reasons I like Lexus more then the others.
      Mr. Larry
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wonder if the unintentional acceleration have something to do with this.....
        wtrmlnjuc
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mr. Larry
        you mean your foot? did you have an orgasm in your girlfriend's car or something?
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