Despite recent reports that the Lexus LFA is nearly sold out and there are no plans for a replacement, spy photographers have ironically caught a beefed up Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition performing some hot laps at its namesake circuit.

Despite recent reports that the Lexus LFA is nearly sold out and there are no plans for a replacement, spy photographers have ironically caught a beefed up Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition performing some hot laps at its namesake circuit.

Wearing manufacturer plates, the prototype is showing new body features which suggest the vehicle is in search of more speed. These features include a front bumper fascia with additional brake cooling side vents, an unpainted carbon fiber hood with new center air vent, carbon fiber roof, taller rear wing, larger carbon fiber lip spoilers under the side skirts and black stripe decal graphic along the bottom door sill with the unknown initials AD-A.

But most important, the tell-tale feature which gives away the true intentions of this vehicle is the completely revised rear lower diffuser. Looking more purposeful, the rear diffuser has caused the triple center exhaust stack to disappear. To where, we don't know, as there are no signs of exhaust pipes peeking from the rear body. However, there are a pair of holes just under each taillight that look like exhaust pipe openings. Problem is, we can see daylight through these holes showing they aren't connected to anything and are probably there for air circulation. Still, we can see pipes of some kind curled up behind the rear bumper fascia corner lower vent screens - not sure if these are the exhaust pipes or not. In fact, they look like turbo intercooler pipes?

Nonetheless, it's quite apparent, Toyota is not happy with the 7:14.64 lap time of the LFA Nürburgring Edition. Is it purely for bragging rights or maybe a new ultra-exclusive Final Edition is going to close out LFA production? What do you think?

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