Lexus announces LFA Nürburgring Package, only 50 available

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As if the LFA wasn't going to be rare enough with a production run limited to 500 units, Lexus has announced a special edition Nürburgring Package for that extra helping of exclusivity. Lexus will only offer 50 copies of the LFA Nürburgring Package to commemorate the car's participation in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. The special edition gets a new front splitter, dive planes and a fixed rear wing just like the race car.

Mechanical changes include a "sport tuned" suspension, although it's hard to imagine how much more sporting it could be than a "regular" LFA. The 'Ring car should be marginally faster thanks to the extra 10 horsepower that has been squeezed out of the 4.8-liter V10 bringing the total to 562 hp. The gear changes have been sped up by 50 milliseconds, bringing the shift time to just 150 ms.

In addition to the McLaren orange, whitest white and gloss black, the 'Ring package is also available in matte black for an extra – get this – $20,000 over the $70,000 package price and the $375,000 sticker price of the LFA. Hey, nobody ever said exclusivity would be cheap. See complete details in the press release after the break.

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Lexus Introduces 2012 LFA Nürburgring Package
2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition 003

* 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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