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It’s official, the very first Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition has finally landed on US soil.
Hotter (if possible) than the normal LFA, the special edition is named after the infamous Nordschleife (Northern Loop) circuit where nearly every manufacturer (including Lexus) conducts vehicle dynamics testing of its performance cars these days. The Nürburgring Edition features additional aerodynamic aids, such as a carbon fiber front splitter, nose strakes and a prominent rear wing.
Powered by a 562-horsepower version of the 4.8-liter V8 (up 10 hp from the regular LFA), the Nürburgring Edition is capable of galloping from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and topping out at 202 mph, according to official factory literature. If you’re somehow in doubt as to how fast it is, Japanese race driver Akira Lida piloted a Nürburgring Edition around the Nordschleife in just 7 minutes, 14.64 seconds.
That said, is the $70,000 the extra 10 hp and aerodynamic aids cost over the regular LFA worth it? Well according to the buyer of the first US spec Nürburgring Edition, who chose to have the car finished in traditional white with a red interior, every penny.