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Lexus LFA With Nurburgring Package Laps The ‘Ring In 7:14: Video

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In standard trim the Lexus LFA supercar has lapped the notorious Nurburgring-Nordschleife in a reasonable 7:38, but now the car equipped with its optional Nurburgring Package has done the feat in just 7:14.64.

Yes, you read that correctly. And here's the video to prove it.

Not only is this time amazing for a naturally aspirated, rear-wheel drive luxury car, but it beats the times of stripped out road-going racers like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS (7:18), Dodge Viper ACR (7:22.1), and Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (7:19.63).

In fact, the only production cars to have beaten it, of which there are just three, could barely be called road-going. They include the Radical SR8 LM (6:48), Radical SR8 (6:55) and the Gumpert Apollo Speed (7:11.57).

News of the epic feat originally started when EVO journalist and avid racer Chris Harris posted “Akira Iida was the man who did the LFA's 7.14. Great time” on his Twitter account.

Lexus Europe then retweeted it on its account, saying “7:14 around where? If it's the 'Ring, it's astonishing.< yes Nurburgring”.

Japanese driver Akira Iida, a man that’s competed in Japan’s Super GT touring car series as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the VLN, including in the Lexus LFA at the recent Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race, is credited with accomplishing the amazing time.

The Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package costs an additional $70,000 on top of the already exorbitant $375,000 sticker of the regular LFA. It adds a host of aero aids, 10 more horsepower, and faster gearbox programming, and this record feat was achieved with standard spec Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tires.

For full details on the package, click here. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy a little over seven minutes of fury at the Nurburgring.

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  1. Oh wow that's sweet.
     
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  2. Simply amazing time. And after watching the video my heart is still racing. 290+ kmh on the straight!

    Congrats Lexus!
     
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  3. This is funny. The LFA Nurburgring Edition limited to just 50 examples on the earth, which has more horsepower, a recalibrated transmission, new suspension system, special alloy wheels shod with semi-slick tyres, a larger carbon fiber front spoiler, carbon fiber side fin-type spoilers, a new carbon fiber rear wing and has been compared with PRODUCTION vehicles in almost every article.

    Any vehicle can shave 8 seconds at Nurburgring with a mod list like that. BTW, How many z06s can I buy with 470,000(400,000car +70,000Nurburgring Package)?
     
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  4. awesome car but I atleast expected it to hit 186-190 +MPH on the straight. and also the gear shifts are horrifically slow compared to the 458 and the mclaren... its only worth the money to the people that have money to spend on it
     
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