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Lexus unleashes hardcore LFA

2010-03-30 12:43
In celebration of its LFA supercar taking on the challenge of the Nürburgring 24 Hours race in May, Lexus has launched a new performance package

Designed to appeal to those seeking track performance the new Nürburgring package provides additional aerodynamic features and technical revisions.

Greater downforce, essential to peak track performance, has been gained through several changes to the LFA’s CFRP components.

New bodywork changes in the Nürburgring package sees a larger front spoiler, side fin-type spoilers and a new fixed rear wing.

Maximum power from the front-mounted 4.8l V10 engine has been increased by 7kW to an overall power increase of more than 413kW.

Gear shifts in the six-speed sequential transmission have been cut to just 0.15 seconds.

Courtesy of these changes the LFA maintain its 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds performance despite the extra drag created by the new aerodynamic elements.

The LFA maintains it's top speed of 325km/h

Handling modifications include sports tuning of the suspension and mesh-type wheels shod with dedicated high-grip tyres.

Lexus will produce only 50 of the new Nürburgring package equipped LFA's within the car’s strictly limited global production run of 500 models.


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