This second prototype, covered in a bright green finish rather than the bright blue we saw earlier, has a few subtle differences and looks more like the regular production LFA, albeit the high-performance Nürburgring Edition.
As we can clearly see in this video produced by TouriClips, the green prototype sports the LFA’s regular three-pipe, triangular exhaust pipe design instead of the four-pipe arrangement on the blue example.
The green car also features one less intake on the hood and the letters “AD-B” on its flanks. The blue car’s lettering read “AD-A”.
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The license plates on the blue example was also confirmed to be manufacturer plates of Toyota Europe, though when contacted a spokesman stated the company did not comment on future product plans.
At its launch in late 2009 Lexus confirmed the LFA would be limited to just 500 units in total and that the cars would be painstakingly assembled at the rate of just 20 per month. At that rate, production of the LFA is slated to end in December of this year.
This has led many to believe that a special ‘Final Edition’ model could be in the works. We're also hearing the prototypes could be testing some performance modifications that may eventually be offered to existing customers of the LFA, like what Toyota is doing with its GT 86.
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Throw in a revised suspension setup and we may just see a LFA capable of lapping the Nürburgring-Nordschleife even quicker than the impressive 7:14.64 set by the Nürburgring Edition.
Stay tuned for an update.