Lexus has formally unveiled in Geneva a new set of upgrades for their LFA supercar. The Nürburgring Package, first announced in March 2010, includes a series of improvements to the LFA to make it a more track-oriented car. Those who purchase the package also get 'Ring driving lessons, and a one year pass on the course.
This kit will not be available on all LFA units, as the company is only producing 50 packages. That means that only 10 percent of LFA owners will be able to purchase the upgrades, and it is not clear if the package can be retrofitted to first production year models.
Engineers tweaked the 4.8-liter V10 engine, boosting output by 10 hp (7.46 kW / 10 PS) to 562 hp (419 kW / 570 PS). Also upgraded is the six-speed sequential transmission, now capable of a 0.15-second gear change, a 0.05-second improvement. Included in the kit are several carbon fiber body pieces, including a fixed rear spoiler with fins, finned side spoilers, and a big front spoiler, as well as lightweight alloy wheels wrapped in racing tires.
All of the changes have lead to a 0-100 km/h sprint of 3.7 seconds, but the top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph) remains the same. The car also gets a 10mm drop in ride height, and a retuned suspension.
The Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package was announced as costing $70,000 (€50,939), but limits exterior paint choices to black, matte black, orange and white. European units will also get carbon fiber sport seats lined in Alcantara, as well as a carbon fiber center console and door inserts.