According to a tweet by EVO's Chris Harris, Gazoo Racing driver Akira Iida has lapped the Nordschleife in 7:22.85 with a Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition.

It looks like we were right when we said Akira Iida was taking it easy when he lapped the Nordschleife in 7:22.85 with the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition as an exhibition run.

According to a tweet by EVO's Chris Harris, the Gazoo Racing driver has managed to beat his previous record by setting a new time of 7:14.XX. If this turns out to be correct, the LFA would become one of the fastest production vehicles to ever complete the 20.8 km (12.9 mile) long course.

As we have previously reported, the Nürburgring Edition has a carbon fiber body kit, a retuned suspension, an upgraded six-speed sequential transmission and a 4.8-liter V10 engine with 562 hp (419 kW / 570 PS). The package costs an additional $70,000 but enables the car to rocket from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).

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Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition laps Nordschleife in 7:14 - report