Thread: Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition
03-29-2010, 05:29 PM #1
Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition
Let's hope it puts up better numbers than the standard car... plus how much more limited does thing need to be?
Lexus has finally dropped a few official savory details about its special-edition LFA Nürburgring. Word is there's an additional 10 horsepower on tap from the bat-guano V10, nudging the final figure to "more than 562" blistering ponies.
To help handle the extra grunt and give the carbon-fiber wonder a little extra stick on track, the Lexus engineers have worked up a new aero package consisting of front and side spoilers, as well as a landing-deck sized fixed rear wing. And yes, they're all made of carbon. Lexus has also firmed up the suspension even further, and fitted it with the mesh alloys seen above with "dedicated high-grip tyres." Uh-huh. Even more surprisingly, Lexus has managed to trim the transmission's shift times to just 0.15 seconds, officially putting the LFA into the cog-swapping hall of fame.
Lexus has managed to still get the LFA to 62 mph in around 3.7 seconds and net a top speed of 202 mph in spite of the car's higher downforce. If you want one, you better start bribing people now. The company plans on handing out just 50 examples within the standard LFA production run of 500 units.
03-29-2010, 05:36 PM #2
I'd rather have a Mclaren:
The road version starts at $191K!!!