Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition breaks production car record at the ‘Ring

Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition breaks production car record at the ‘Ring

The Internet is buzzing with unconfirmed reports that the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition has smashed the existing production car record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Apparently Gazoo Racing driver and Lexus test driver Akira Iidra has put the track-focused LFA through the Green Hell in a new time of 7:14. If this reports are true, the LFA is one of the fastest production vehicles to ever lap the 20.8 km long course.

The previous record holder for a production car lapping the ‘Ring is the Porsche 911 GT2 RS which took 7:18 for the same distance. At just 7 minutes and 14 seconds the LFA Nürburgring Edition would become one of the top five quickest vehicles to ever run the track.

Using the word Nürburgring in the special edition LFA wasn’t just to sell more units, this is a harcore supercar. The Nürburgring Edition has extra kit like a full carbon fibre body kit, a retuned suspension, an upgraded six-speed sequential transmission. Its 4.8-litre V10 engine pumps out 419 kW. The package costs an additional $70,000 USD but drops the 0-100 km/h sprint time to 3.7 seconds and extends the top speed to 325 km/h.

Hopefully an on board video of the run will be released shortly, stay tuned.

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