Thursday, 22 September 2011

VIDEO - Lexus LFA sets new record at the 'Ring

The Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package prove itself worthy of its name by setting the fastest lap time of a regular production car. The car set a lap time of 7:14.64 in the capable hands of LFA test driver and professional racer Akira Iida. The car is fully road legal and was running on standard specification Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tyres.

The LFA Nürburgring Package is as exclusive as it is fast. In total Lexus will be producing only 500 LFA's. Of these 500, only 50 of them will get the Nürburgring Package.

The record was a great achievement for Lexus, who showed the world that they could turn their supercar into a successful track-focused car; this came after some aerodynamic additions and suspension tweaks.

Iida was pleased with the time, saying "We are delighted with this achievement. Our on-going development of the LFA and our recent outings at the Nürburgring 24 Hour race have enabled us to continue to tune the vehicle. The result with the LFA Nürburgring Package shows the car’s ultimate performance and agility. This is a first activity of its type for Lexus and the constant effort of the team has brought this fantastic result.”

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