Geneva Motor Show: Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package Debuts

As if the standard Lexus LFA isn’t hot enough, or exclusive enough, from the Geneva Motor Show comes word of an even more potent iteration of the car. Destined for U.S. roads, Lexus reps say a minimum of 15 copies of the Lexus LFA Nurburgring package will go into production in 2012.


A revised front splitter and canards, along with sculpted side sills and a fixed rear wing are constructed of carbon fiber reinforced plastic and improves downforce. Suspension tweaks drop the ride height by .4 of an inch to get the center of gravity closer to the ground. A more aggressive Bridgestone tire is specified, wrapped around a mesh patterned forged BBS wheel.


Of course, when you make more downforce and add a stickier tire too, the car handles better, but it slows down a bit too. To make up for that, an additional 10 horsepower is coaxed out of the 4.8-liter V-10. Now producing 562 horsepower, the V-10’s output goes to the rear wheels courtesy of a six-speed auto-clutch manual transmission. Gear changes are said to happen in .15 of a second.


A matte black paint job is among the exterior treatments offered—along with black, white and orange. Two-tone interior treatments are offered in black and red, as well as black and purple.


Conceived to commemorate the LFA’s three class wins at the Nurburgring 24 Hours, Nurburgring Package buyers get celebrity status at the track itself. The perks include private parking, a co-pilot ride, one night at the Lindner Congress and Motorsport Hotel Nurburgring, private training with Nürburgring chief driving instructor, a Nurburgring branded jacket, as well as a one-year annual pass valid for driving on the Nordschleife and admission to ringwerk leisure park.


To acquire all this goodness for your very own, the  $375,000 tariff for a “base” LFA will be augmented by another estimated $70,000.

Oh, by the way, this LFA video is kinda cool too...

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