This is not new for 4WheelsNews readers as we already revealed the new car in this post, but this time Lexus officially introduced the Nurburgring package for the LFA supercar.
As you may know already, the new car was launched in order to celebrate the challenge of the Nurburgring 24 Hours race in May and offers a new performance package designed to appeal to customers seeking full-blooded track performance.
The package includes a larger front spoiler, side fin-type spoilers and a new fixed rear wing. With these components, Lexus says that both the handling and downforce are improved.
The maximum power delivered by the impressive 4.8-liter 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.
With these numbers, the car can sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.7 seconds while the top speed achieved is 202 mph (325 km/h). Handling modifications include sports tuning of the suspension and mesh-type wheels shod with dedicated high-grip tires.
As we announced on Friday, in this post, only 50 LFA supercars will be available with the Nurburgring package while the total production will be limited to only 500 units.
The exterior of the LFA has a Nürburgring package that comes in four colors which are White, Black, Matte Black, or Orange. Complementing the exterior is an interior that comes in three possible color schemes: all Black, Black and Purple, and Black and Red.
The door trims, center console, and bucket seats are composed of carbon fiber. In addition, the bucket seats have been trimmed in Alcantara. For customers who explicitly ask for the Nürburgring package, they will all be given individual instructions by none other than Nürburgring’s chief instructors on the Nordschleife.
These same customers will also get a Nordschleife driving pass for one year. LFA's development programme chief engineer Haruhiko Tanahashi shared that the main element of the LFA was to make sure that the overall weight was made as low as possible.
As a result, the components of the LFA’s chassis and body were shifted to Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic from aluminium during the development stage.
This change was made more difficult with the decision of Tanahashi to develop its CFRP structure in-house instead of getting the services of a third-party supplier. This ground-breaking assessment was done by looking at the past and moving toward the future. It also follows the philosophy of the LFA when it comes to facing advanced material and new production processes.