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.
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.