30 March 2010

’Ring of fire

Nurburgring-honed Lexus LFA supercar breaks cover

Lexus LFA

Lexus has announced a hardcore version of its ballistic LFA supercar designed for the track - and it's orange!

The Japanese firm has designed this limited-edition LFA - just 50 will be built - to celebrate taking on the Nurburgring 24hr endurance challenge. As such, this monster gets a larger front spoiler, side fin-type spoilers and a fixed rear wing.

See more pics of Lexus LFA Nurburgring

The stonking 4.8-litre V10 lump has also been fettled to eke out another 10bhp, taking the total banzai-factor to 562bhp, while shifts in the six-speed transmission have been shaved by a Gillette-rivalling 0.15 seconds.  

Lexus boffins have also fiddled with the suspension and fitted mesh wheels shod in high-grip track-tasty rubber.

Despite these aerodynamic, engine and suspension changes, the 0-62mph time still takes 3.7 seconds and the LFA tops out at 202mph. But sling it around a track in a hurry and life savings aren't the only thing you'll lose...

If you don't fancy climbing the first tree you see in your spanking new Nurburgring-honed LFA, then drivers are offered individual instruction on the Nordschleife circuit and a one-year driving pass to the track as part of the package.

You can probably choose another colour if you want, too.

Vijay Pattni

Now share it...

What do you think?

This service is provided by Disqus and is subject to their privacy policy and terms of use. Please read Top Gear's code of conduct (link below) before posting.