Lexus supercar buyers to get racetrack training
It seems if you’re one of the lucky few planning to buy a $375,000 Lexus LFA, you have the option of the considerable bonus of a day at the Infineon Racetrack in Sonoma, CA to learn how to handle the 4.8-liter V10 supercar.
Scheduled for March 8 to 15, the program will pair confirmed and potential buyers with professional drivers in a session blending racing theory, track laps, performance limit exercises and technical demonstrations.
Infineon Raceway is a 1.99-mile racetrack with 10 turns and 160 ft of elevation change. It is the home of NHRA Drag Races and IZOD Indy Car events among others.
“This program offers a unique opportunity to experience the 552 horsepower Lexus LFA supercar in its natural environment,” said Mark Templin, group vice president and general manager, Lexus Division. “Lapping Infineon and tips from the professional drivers will certainly enhance the overall LFA ownership experience.”
Lexus officials are certainly proud of this exotic sports car and they have good reason to be. After the October 2009 introduction of the LFA, its engine was named among the "Top Ten Engines" of the year in 2010 by Automotive Engineering International, the global magazine of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
The following June, Robb Report listed the LFA among the “Best of the Best Sports Cars,” in special issue representing an entire year's search for excellence in every aspect of the luxury lifestyle.