Report: Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package smashes Nordschliefe production record…

I generally don’t post on rumors alone – but what did people expect from a car that spent a decade in gestation and had a variant built specifically for the track? There was more technology invented for the process of building the car than what is in the car itself.

via Autoblog by Zach Bowman on 9/2/11


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Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition

The web is afire with news that Lexus has managed to demolish the standing production-car record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The news comes courtesy of EVO Magazine‘s own Chris Harris and Lexus itself via the miracle of Twitter. Lexus test driver Akira Iida reportedly managed to twist the LFA Nürburgring Edition around the infamous circuit in 7:14. If true, that time puts the carbon-fiber exotic four-seconds ahead of the previous production-car champion, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, at 7:18, and it puts the LFA Nürburgring Edition in the top five quickest vehicles to ever run the track.

Impressive.

We’ll keep you posted with more information as Lexus releases details on the run. Here’s hoping they had the video cameras rolling while they were out laying waste to the Green Hell.

Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package smashes Nordschliefe production record with 7:14 lap originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 09:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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