Lexus LFA Posts Fastest Time @ Nurburgring

September 8, 2011 at 9:47 am

7 minutes 14 seconds is the new lap record for production cars at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit set by the Lexus sLFA. You have to know though, it is no ordinary LFA, but the one equipped with the Nürburgring Package.

LFA test driver and professional racer Akira Iida recorded a lap time of 7:14.64 in a fully road-legal car, running on standard specification Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tyres. The result, posted on 31 August during a performance test, demonstrates Lexus’s success in honing its two-seater supercar for track-focused handling, by introducing a range of aerodynamic features and fine-tuning the car’s suspension.

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The limited edition supercar is limited to just 50 out of the 500-car LFA production run, and comes with enhanced aerodynamic performance, tuned suspension and increase in maximum power.

Commenting on the result, Iida said: “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.”