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Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition To Debut In Geneva

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On: Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 5:52PM | By: Chris Weiss

Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition To Debut In Geneva

If you've been following the Lexus LFA, you might think that Lexus' special-edition, 50-run Nurburgring package made its public debut sometime last year. But if you've really been following the LFA closely, then you know that while Lexus announced the package and released a few photos nearly a year ago, it never actually brought the Nurburgring-spec LFA to an auto show for an official debut. Well, the company is finally making up for that, in announcing that the 2011 Geneva Motor Show will mark the official public debut of the suped-up special edition. Prepare to see some live pictures of the LFA under the intense lights of the showroom floor.

While the standard LFA's 552 hp is more than ample, the Nurburgring adds an extra 10 ponies with a little tuning to the 4.8-liter V10 engine. Those ponies get to be all they can be with the help of a body kit with carbon fiber pieces, like the fixed rear spoiler and revised front spoiler. The LFA also brings retuned suspension, a recalibrated transmission with quicker shift times, and alloy wheels with semi-slick tires over top.

Only 50 out of the 500 planned LFAs will be built to Nurburgring specifications. And the privilege of owning one will add an extra $70,000 to the already hefty $375,000 price tag of the regular LFA.

The Nurburgring Edition will come in several colors, including the orange pictured above, black, matte black, and white. The matte black paint that Lexus showed as the standard on LFA at last year's New York Auto Show (it looked good!) will run an extra $20,000. According to Edmunds, the $465,000 price of the matte black LFA Nurburgring will make the car the most expensive Japanese production car of all time. Them's nice bragging rights.

We look forward to seeing the Ring LFA from every conceivable angle once the Geneva Motor Show gets underway. It's just one more reason to be excited about what could very well be the biggest show of the year.


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