In celebration of the Lexus LFA supercar taking on the challenge of the Nurburgring 24 Hours race in May 2010, Lexus has launched a new performance package designed to appeal to customers seeking full-blooded track performance.
The new Nurburgring package provides additional aerodynamic features and technical revisions that improve handling and downforce without compromising the exceptional speed and acceleration that are central to the Lexus LFA's driving character.
Greater downforce, essential to peak track performance, has been gained through revisions and additions to several of the Lexus LFA's CFRP components, including a larger front spoiler, side fin-type spoilers and a new fixed rear wing.
Maximum power from the mid-front-mounted 4.8-litre V10 engine has been increased by 10bhp to more than 562bhp and gear shifts in the six-speed sequential transmission have been cut to just 0.15 seconds. Thanks to these changes, nought to 62mph acceleration in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 202mph are maintained, in spite of the extra drag created by the new aerodynamic elements.
Handling modifications include sports tuning of the suspension and mesh-type wheels shod with dedicated high-grip tyres.
Just 50 Lexus LFA will be available with the Nurburgring package, within the car's strictly limited global production run of 500 examples. If they wish, customers will be able to take advantage of individual driving instruction on the legendary Nordschleife circuit from the Nurburgring's chief instructors. They will also receive a one-year driving pass to the track.Published 30 March 2010