The US$465,000 Lexus LFA Nurburgring – the most expensive Japanese car ever

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The US$465,000 Lexus LFA Nurburgring – the expensive Japanese car ever

The long development campaign not possibly be amortized effectively just 500 cars – the LFA is a bargain, even at this

Lexus’ LFA supercar is, or was, the exclusive vehicle ever by the world’s largest automobile – only 500 of the exotic carbon 200 mph V10s will be sold at apiece. Now the racetrack-focused LFA Nürburgring is set to be revealed.

Only 50 such 562 bhp will be produced with aerodynamics and technical refinements to fine-tune the exotic two-seat coupe to be capable of lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit 7:20. Now the average Gomer more than just a wad of industrial-sized gonads and a sweet brutally powerful car to get around the Hell inside eight let alone seven twenty, so the includes special instruction on the circuit into the bargain. The car can be had in orange or black at US$445,000 or in and black for US$465, 000, it the most expensive Japanese car ever.

The price also includes a accommodation at the circuit, a special which will signify the as one of the 50 to have lived the experience, and a pass to the circuit so you can work on lap times.

The Nürburgring Package LFA be displayed in public for the first at the Geneva motor show a from now and as there will be 50 sold, may we suggest you contact Lexus dealer right now if you one.

If your perspective on sports cars is that won’t cut it compared to the best the Italians and British have to THINK AGAIN. Nissan’s GTR has demonstrated that Japanese can do the business without a premium tag, though it isn’t intention to subsidise the buying too much.

Rumor has it that the long development campaign not possibly be amortized effectively just 500 cars and no matter how juggle the numbers, each LFA a lot more to develop and build the mere US$375,000 you’re asked to part with.

In time such as this, really only possible to of the LFA as a frightfully expensive promotional designed to build some value in the elite sporting

There is no doubt that could charge more for the – it’s aim is to have the 500 cars all out all being driven, all with purchase pricing, and with an experience second to none.

strange, but the LFA’s raw numbers do it justice. It only has 552 bhp standard, and in at over 1500 kg, so it’s not a you’d immediately think be a racetrack weapon in standard The chief engineer on the project, Tanahashi mentioned during the at the Nürburgring in Germany last that the LFA had lapped the Nürburgring in better than 7 minutes 20

This was not a mere passing Toyota (aka Lexus) had no heritage to rely upon a decade ago, it set out to develop a car inside Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Aston Martin territory. As the car Toyota had ever produced was the it had no real experience in the supercar and hence began from purchasing benchmark cars the logical competitors (Porsche and among them) and plotting it needed to do to produce something of making enthusiasts take

At that stage, Toyota was about to enter Formula One and amounts of money were earmarked for the company’s assault on the of motorsport. More than a U.S. dollars was spent to turning a Formula One wheel in and around US$500 million a was spent for many years for no result whatsoever. It was for many the best funded team in F1, budgets far greater than McLaren or Williams.

By comparison, a soft drink in the form of Red Bull has completed six of Formula One, spent than half the money did, and has one manufacturers title and one title, 15 race wins, 20 positions and 12 fastest laps – spent nine years for pole positions and three laps. No team in Formula One has spent more money per than Toyota and the Global Crisis enabled it to withdraw too great a loss of face in

Lexus LFA

The LFA was expected to be able to ride on the success of the Formula One effort no expense was being spared but the never came, putting emphasis on what would become the main benchmark by Toyota could establish the sporting credentials – the ability to set a Nurburgring lap time.

Now the LFA is a supercar which extraordinary resources been invested. The way in which musical knowhow was utilised to the sound of the V10 motor to the ears of the is just another example of the to which Lexus obsessed the machine BUT, the LFA spent a lot of on the Nürburgring circuit for years it was shown to the public. Indeed, has a major off-site facility the circuit which was purpose-built for the LFA

Hence, it was always going to be fast around the ultimate car circuit and the fact that the has run prototypes at the Nurburgring 24 Hour each year since further indicates the importance of the at the Nordschleife circuit. Hence has spent enough money to the Nurburgring package is likely to be close to Nordschleife nirvana for a car enthusiast.

For this year’s 24 challenge, which kicks off on May 13, will return to the legendary with two production LFA models the Gazoo Racing banner, four Japanese and three drivers.

This limited edition LFA be available in four exterior – whitest white, orange, and matte black complemented by a of three interior colors – red, and violet. All come a carbon fiber center and door trim. The Nurburgring will carry a Manufacturer’s Retail Price (MSRP) of

Matte black will an additional cost of US$20,000. The LFA carries a MSRP of US$375,000.

The Package has focussed on creating aerodynamic downforce through and additions to several of the LFA’s components, including a larger spoiler, side fin-type and a new fixed rear wing.

shifts in the six-speed sequential have been cut to 0.15 from the standard LFA’s 0.2 Though extra drag has created by the new aerodynamics, the LFA’s 0 to 100 acceleration time of 3.7 seconds and its top of 202mph have been

The car will be seen for the first in Geneva on March 1.

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