Akira Iida

  • 2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package

    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...

  • Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA race car
    Le Mans Winner André Lotterer To Pilot Lexus LFA At Nurburgring 24 Hours Race

    Just two weeks after his thrilling win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the number 2 Audi R18 TDI, German driver André Lotterer will take to the notorious Nurburgring-Nordschleife for the equally arduous Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race. Lotterer will pilot one of two Lexus LFAs that will...

  • Lexus LFA race car at the Nurburgring
    Gazoo Racing Prepares Lexus LFA For Nurburgring 24 Hours Assault

    Last weekend we were treated to the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race and in just a week’s time we’ll be enthralled by another 24 hour long race, the equally arduous Nurburgring 24 Hours at the famous Nurburgring-Nordschleife in Germany’s pristine Eifel hills. The...

  • Akira Iida drifting the 2012 Lexus LFA
    Akira Iida Drifts The 2012 Lexus LFA: Video

    With a screaming 4.8-liter V-10 engine channeling 552 horsepower through its rear wheels, few other production cars are more suitable for drifting than the 2012 Lexus LFA. Take an expect driver like Akira Iida, a man that’s competed in Japan’s Super GT touring car series as well as the...

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