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 |  Oct 31 2012, 12:41 PM

The extremely rare Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition is out in Las Vegas at the 2012 SEMA Show, surprisingly making its US auto show debut.

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 |  Jun 09 2012, 4:02 PM

The Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition needs no real introduction, having debuted over a year ago and setting records since. 

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 |  Mar 03 2011, 11:04 PM

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For the first time at the Geneva Auto Show, Lexus had on display the very special Nurburgring Edition version of the LFA supercar.

With the standard vehicle limited to only 500 units, just 50 of those will be Nurburgring edition models, sporting custom aerodynamics like a large front splitter, cannards and a massive rear spoiler.

Output from the 4.8-liter V10 engine has been upped just 10-hp to 570-hp total, helping the carbon monocoque machine hit 62-mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 202-mph (slightly lower than the standard model due to the massive downforce generated by the rear spoiler).

Additional upgrades include quicker shift times, custom wheels, plus a retuned and lowered suspension (10mm).

Available in Matte Black, Black, White or Orange (as seen here), the interior can be had in Black and Red, Black and Pur­ple or all Black. Plus, all Nurburgring editions get added carbon fiber interior bits, plus carbon racing seats.

Priced at $375,000 for the standard model, the Nurburgring edition runs an extra $70,000 and includes training on the world famous race track by top instructors.

 |  Mar 02 2011, 2:49 AM

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On display for the very first time, Lexus chose the Geneva Auto Show carefully as the location to showcase the LFA Nurburgring edition, not shying away from a venue known for its exotic cars.

Coinciding with the reveal, Lexus has announced complete details on the Nurburgring Edition kit, with a large front splitter, cannards and a massive rear spoiler.

Output from the 4.8-liter V10 engine has been upped just 10-hp to 570-hp total, helping the carbon monocoque machine hit 62-mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 202-mph (slightly lower than the standard model due to the massive downforce generated by the rear spoiler).

Additional upgrades include quicker shift times, a returned suspension, a lowered suspension (10mm) and special wheels and tires.

The Nurburgring edition will be available in Matte Black, Black, White or Orange, and the interior can be had in Black and Red, Black and Pur­ple or all Black. Plus, all Nurburgring editions get added carbon  fiber interior bits, plus carbon racing seats.

GALLERY: Lexus LFA

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 |  Feb 23 2011, 9:07 AM

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A show renowned for debuts of high-priced exotics, Lexus aims to show the folks from Maranello to Stuttgart just how it’s done over in Japan, debuting the LFA Nurburgring Edition at the Geneva Auto Show. And as luck would have it, Toyota’s luxury arm is previewing the supercar in an extensive new photo gallery – of which you’ll want to click through every pic.

In addition, Lexus has announced complete details on the Nurburgring Edition kit, with a large front splitter, cannards and a massive rear spoiler.

Output from the 4.8-liter V10 engine has been upped just 10-hp to 570-hp total, helping the carbon monocoque machine hit 62-mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 202-mph (slightly lower than the standard model due to the massive downforce generated by the rear spoiler).

Additional upgrades include quicker shift times, a returned suspension, a lowered suspension (10mm) and special wheels and tires.

Available in Matte Black, Black, White or Orange, the interior can be had in Black and Red, Black and Pur­ple or all Black. Plus, all Nurburgring editions get added carbon  fiber interior bits, plus carbon racing seats.

Those lucky enough to afford this most exotic of Japanese cars will get to experience its potential on the Nurburgring with training from the track’s top instructors.

Check out the gallery below and look for more photos from the car’s world premier at the Geneva Auto Show March 1st.

GALLERY: Lexus LFA Nurburgring

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 |  Jun 23 2010, 5:33 PM

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Hiromu Naruse, Toyota’s chief test driver and the man widely regarded as the father of the Lexus LFA, died in a car crash today on a German highway near the Nurburgring race track.

According to reports, Naruse veered into an oncoming lane while piloting a prototype of the Lexus LFA Nurburgring edition and hit a BMW 3-Series, being driven by two other test drivers. The BMW drivers survived the crash but one reportedly is in critical condition.

Hit the jump to see a German news report on the incident.

[Source: Autoblog]

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