2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring

Known for its 0–60 mph time of 3.6 seconds or less, the Lexus LFA is any supercar fan’s dream. This is the LFA Nürburgring Edition in Sunset Orange, a 2-seat supercar.

It is one of only 50 LFA Nürburgring cars ever built. It has been on display in the Balise Lexus showroom since July 2012. Only driven by dealership personnel, it has 1,603 actual miles. Development on the original LFA concept began in the early 2000s, and the final car, equipped with Nürburgring Package, was completed in 2012.

This edition is known to have more horsepower and a transmission with faster shifts. The vehicle was hand-assembled and built using a loom that weaves carbon-fiber strands in 3D. The V10 revs from 0 to 9,000 rpm in 0.6 seconds. It was necessary to develop a special tachometer with a digital needle for this car; it was the only way to accurately keep up with the V10 revving from idle at such a high rpm. With the driver sitting so close to the center of the vehicle, they are able to feel and control the vehicle like never before. During testing of the LFA Nürburgring Package, this exact vehicle, with test driver Akira Iida at the wheel, set the lap record for a production car on non-competition tires: 7:14.64. It is powered by a 4.8-liter, 562-hp V10 backed by a 6-speed sequential transmission.

Jeff Zurschmeide

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Jeff is a lifelong automobile enthusiast with a penchant for sports and racing cars. He has raced SCCA, local circle track, and stage rally as a co-driver. He makes his living as a freelance automotive journalist and is the author of six books on automotive topics. As a rule, he practices catch-and-release fishing when it comes to collectible automobiles, trying to leave each one in better condition than he found it. Enduring passions include his MGA and Austin Mini, and his 1969 Corvette. He recently purchased a 1920 Ford Model T Touring because “you just have to have one of these once in your life.”

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