Unicorn alert - A Lexus LFA Nurburgring edition is for sale
If you’re in the market for an ultra-rare V10 powered supercar then we have good news, a Lexus LFA Nurburgring is now for sale.
It checks all of the boxes by being one of only fifty cars ever built with the Nurburgring Pack from the total production run of 500 cars. It also boasts that screaming Yamaha tuned 4.8-litre V10 motor which makes 562bhp in special 'ring' pack form.
This may only be an additional 10bhp over the standard LFA, but the Nurburgring pack wasn’t about out and out power. At the back it comes equipped with a fixed rear wing instead of the retractable effort found on the standard car. At the front, you will find a revised spoiler made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic, while at the sides you get special ‘BBS’ style lightened wheels shod in gripper tyres. All of this is finished with stiffened adjustable suspension and a reprogrammed gearbox to make all of those gearshifts blazingly quick.
All of these changes mean this LFA will run the 0-62mph sprint in just 3.7 seconds running onto a top speed of 202mph, exactly the same as the standard car. What this special LFA does have though is a Nurburgring laptime of just 7 minutes 14 seconds, or eight seconds ahead of the standard car which is a lifetime in racing.
Now for the downside of all these glorious numbers with the fact that this car has hardly turned a wheel in anger. As since new this LFA has covered just 50 odd miles since it rolled off the production line in 2012.
The price for all this unused greatness? The auction estimate sits at around $900,000 to $1,200,000 which may sound a lot until you consider what you’re getting. After all, this is a hand-built supercar with one of the greatest naturally aspirated motors ever to be unleashed upon the world.
The auction listing for Gooding & Company can be found here.
Is this Lexus LFA Nurburgring worth the massive price tag? Let us know in the comments.