Lexus releases new photos of the Geneva-bound LFA Nurburgring Edition

Lexus releases new photos of the Geneva-bound LFA Nurburgring Edition

Lexus has recently presented more than a dozen new pictures of the LFA Nurburgring Edition version of its supercar, after initially providing a batch of three photos of the more track-oriented vehicle. Its world debut will take place at the Geneva Motor Show, on March 1 and the engineers built it in order to celebrate the LFA's hat-trick of class wins at the Nurburgring 24 Hours race. Only 50 of the 500 LFA cars that will be built are going to receive the Nurburgring performance package, with all these versions scheduled to be crafted during 2012, which represents the second full year of LFA production. Significant changes brought to the six-speed sequential transmission drop shift times from 0.20 to 0.15 seconds, while this LFA Nurburgring Edition provides a more powerful version of the front-mounted 4.8-liter V10 engine, which delivers no more than 526bhp, an increase of 10bhp as compared to the standard version. The original LFA's 3.7 second 0-100 km/h sprint time and a maximum speed of 325 km/h are maintained despite the faster gearbox, the impressive power boost due to the aerodynamic enhancements featuring an increased drag, meant to augment downforce at high speed and comprise a larger front spoiler, fin-type side spoilers, a canard fin and a fixed rear wing. Other important specifications include exclusive mesh-type wheels integrating dedicated high-grip tires, a 10 mm reduction in the ride height, as well as a more hardcore suspension tuning. The exterior colors of this limited edition car model limit to only matte black, black, white or orange, while the interiors will be finished in black and red, black and purple and all-black. Reports from Lexus announce that door trims and a carbon fibre center console, with carbon fibre seat sports finished in Alcantara, for the cars which will be delivered in Europe.