Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition shatters production car ‘Ring record

There has been no official word yet but according to multiple sources, the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition has shown that its name is more than a marketing scheme as this specially tuned Lexus supercar has reportedly set the new production car record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife course with a stunning lap of just 7:14.

This was the second time that Lexus took the LFA Nürburgring Edition to the ‘Ring this year with company test driver Akira Iida turning in a best time of 7:22.85 in June which put the LFA purpose built model behind the current top times by the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR, two Chevrolet Corvettes (ZR1 and Z06) and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. However, the folks behind the LFA just weren’t happy with their car being named after a track where it doesn’t hold the record so Iida and his special edition LFA headed back to the famed track and the result was an incredible lap time of 7:14 – roughly 4 seconds faster than the previous best lap time by a production vehicle. The lack of official information from Lexus leaves us wondering if anything was done to the LFA Nürburgring Edition between their 7:22 in June and the new 7:14 but it doesn’t matter because Lexus has set the bar very, very high for production cars on the ‘Ring. This time also puts the LFA Nürburgring Edition 5 seconds ahead of the Corvette ZR-1 and roughly 8 seconds ahead of the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR and Corvette Z06.


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A Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR just did it in 7:12. So it looks like the name is back to being just a "marketing scheme".
The 2010 Dodge Viper ACR set a Ring time of 7:12.13.It is a production car of over 500 units manufactured.