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Video: Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition Earns Its Name

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On: Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:30PM | By: Chris Weiss

Video: Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition Earns Its Name

When you designate a 'Nurburgring Edition' anything, you'd better be sure that it's up to the task. And Lexus did just that in racing its LFA Nurburgring Edition around the Nordschliefe circuit of Nurburgring. Finish time? 7:22.85. And that was just messin' around.

Gazoo Racing team manager Akira Iida attacked the Ring before last weekend's 24 Hours of Nurburgring event and logged the time, which would be enough to give the LFA Nurburgring the number 10 spot all time. We say "would be" because the run wasn't an official lap, just a warm up. An official attempt is likely to come later this year and we'd expect the LFA to move up the list even further.

The video below was reportedly on display at the 24 Hours event. It's not exactly exciting car footage, but it does let you closely follow the speed, position, and time of the LFA as it races the track. In other words, unless you're a real Nurburgring nut, you may want to watch the beginning, go read the newspaper, and tune in for the last couple seconds.

If you forgot, the Nurburgring is a limited edition package for the LFA that includes 10 extra horses (562-hp), a carbon fiber body kit, and quicker shift times, things that should all help out on the track. Only 50 examples will be offered, and each will carry a $50,000 premium over the standard LFA. Buyers will also get a one-year pass to the Nordschliefe, so they can attempt to recreate (or come even close to) Iida's 7:22.

Want to see the actual car (the video is all dash and windshield)? Check out the big gallery Lexus released back in the winter.


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