Last week, we reported that the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition had lapped the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife Circuit in a blistering 7:14.464. The problem was that Lexus hadn’t released a video of the LFA’s impressive run. Thankfully, that's now changed.
The Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition’s 7:14.464 Nurburgring run came at the hands of a man who’s very familiar with the green hell, racecar driver Akira Iida. Lexus says that the LFA Nurburgring Edition shown in this video is completely stock, even down to the standard Bridgestone RE070 tires that it shares with the standard LFA. It should be noted that Nurburgring Edition models pack an extra 10 hp over standard LFAs for a total of 562 hp, and a shift time whittled down to 0.15 seconds. Nurburgring Edition cars also receive a carbon fiber front splitter, a fixed rear wing and, and unique suspension tuning.
While many are proclaiming the 7:14 lap time as something of a record, it's only the fourth fastest time posted around the 'Ring. to keep in mind The top three laps of 6:48, 6:55 and 7:11.57 are held by the Radical SR8LM, Radical SR8,and Gumpert Apollo Speed, respectively. Do those cars count as production vehicles? That's up for you to debate in the comment section below.
Source: Lexus, Fastest Laps