Akira Iida goes very fast in his LFA Nurburgring Edition.
Everyone wants the single lap record at the Nurburgring. Toyota has just claimed a great time in their EV racecar and Kawasaki took the motorcycle record in the last two weeks. Now we have proof of the Lexus LFA setting the record for production cars. Driven by Akira Iida, the Lexus LFA clocked in a time of 7:14.64 on the famed German race track. The record, set on August 31st, came from a special Nurburgring Edition of the sports car of which only 50 units will be produced.
The Nurburgring LFA features a re-tuned suspension with an upgraded 6-speed sequential transmission. The Lexus is powered by a beefier-than-stock 4.8-liter V10 engine that puts out 562hp. Compared to the stock's 553hp, performance and handling for the special edition indicates a very cool car. Performance numbers are quite impressive, with a sprint time from 0-62mph is timed at 3.7 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 202mph as seen in the video. Lexus has set a production cap of 500 units of their LFA, while marking only 50 units for the Nurburgring Edition. It prices at $70,000, above the price of the normal LFA, obviously.
Check out Akira Iida's great run in the video below. He maxes out his LFA at a top speed of just over 200mph.