2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package

To celebrate the LFA’s hat-trick of class wins at the Nürburgring 24 Hours race, Lexus has created the Nürburgring Package, an array of aerodynamic features, suspension adjustments and revisions to the 4.8-litre V10 engine that give the supercar a more track-focused profile. Shown in public for the first time at the Geneva motor show, the performance option is available on just 50 of the 500 cars that will be built. These versions will be crafted during 2012, the second full year of LFA production.

To sharpen the car’s circuit driving performance even further by increasing downforce at high speed, the Nürburgring Package introduces modifications and additions to several key carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) components. These include a larger front spoiler, fin-type side spoilers, a canard fin and a fixed rear wing.

To ensure the LFA maintains its 3.7-second acceleration time from nought to 62mph, in spite of the increased drag, the V10 engine has been revised to increase maximum power by 10bhp to 562bhp. Shift times in the six-speed sequential transmission are just 0.15 seconds.

2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package

In terms of handling modifications, the package features suspension tuning and a 10mm reduction in the ride height. Exclusive mesh-type wheels are introduced, fitted with dedicated high-grip tyres.

Exterior colour choices are restricted to matte black, black, white or orange, with interiors finished in black and red, black and purple and all-black. Cars delivered in Europe will feature a carbon fibre centre console and door trims, with carbon fibre sports seats finished in Alcantara.

Customers who specify the package will also be offered one-to-one driving tuition from a Nürburgring chief instructor and a year’s pass to enjoy their car on the famous Nordschleife circuit.

KEY POINTS

* Lexus introduces Nürburgring package for the LFA supercar, aimed at hardcore track driving enthusiasts
* New aerodynamic elements for greater downforce, including fixed rear wing
* Power increased to more than 562bhp, gearshift times cut to just 0.15 seconds
* Nought to 62mph acceleration in 3.7 seconds and top speed of 202mph maintained in spite of higher downforce
* Performance package launched in celebration of LFA’s entry in the Nürburgring 24 Hours race
* Just 50 examples to be built, within the total LFA production limit of 500 cars

Story by Toyota Motor Corporation

In Detail

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type Series Production Car
released at 2011 Geneva Motor Show
built at Toyota, Aichi, Japan
engineers Haruhiko Tanahashi
production 50
engine 1LR-GEU 72º V10 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front-Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Injection
displacement 4805 cc / 293.22 in³
bore 88 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 79 mm / 3.1 in
compression 12.0:1
power 419.1 kw / 562 bhp @ 8700 rpm
specific output 116.96 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 379.73 bhp per tonne
torque 480 nm / 354 ft lbs @ 6800 rpm
redline 9000
body / frame Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic body over Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic Chassis w/Aluminum Subframes
driven wheels RWD w/Torsen LSD, TC, VSC
wheel type BBS
front tires 265/35ZR20 95Y Bridgestone
rear tires 305/30 ZR20 99Y Bridgestone
front brakes Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Monobloc Calipers, ABS, VSC
f brake size 34 x 390 mm / 1.3 x 15.4 in
rear brakes Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/4-Piston Monobloc Calipers, ABS, VSC
r brake size 28 x 360 mm / 1.1 x 14.2 in
front wheels F 50.8 x 24.1 cm / 20 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 29.2 cm / 20 x 11.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Electric Power Assist
f suspension Aluminum Double Wishbones w/Lexus Shock Absorbers
r suspension Aluminum Multi-Link w/Lexus Shock Absorbers
curb weight 1480 kg / 3263 lbs
weight distro 48 % / 52 %
wheelbase 1605 mm / 63.2 in
front track 1580 mm / 62.2 in
rear track 1570 mm / 61.8 in
length 4505 mm / 177.4 in
width 1895 mm / 74.6 in
height 1220 mm / 48.0 in
transmission ASG 6-Speed Sequential
gear ratios 3.231:1, 2.188:1, 1.609:1, 1.233:1, 0.970:1, 0.795:1
final drive 3.417:1
top speed ~325 kph / 202 mph
0 – 100 mph ~3.7 seconds
fuel capacity 73 litres or 19.27 gal.

 

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