• Did the Lexus LF-A Nurburgring Package lap the ’Ring in 7:14?

James May was right. Far too many automakers are using the Nurburgring lap time as a barometer on how they can gauge their vehicle’s performance against its competitors. Some people, May included, don’t get the whole point of spending massive amounts of research and development to try to shave a few seconds off their lap times.

But on the flip side, other people put a premium on the lap time and if you’re to look at the 7 minutes and 38 seconds lap time of the Lexus LF-A’s around the ’Ring, it pales in comparison to what the LF-A Nurburgring Package supposedly achieved in its run around the race track.

Nothing has been confirmed, but there have been tweets going around that the LF-A Nurbugring Package pulled a rabbit out of a hat by blitzing the ’Ring in just 7 minutes and 14 seconds. The first tweet came from no less than EVO journalist, Chris Harris, who posted an entry that read: "Akira Iida was the man who did the LFA’s 7.14. Great time."

This was then followed by a reply from Lexus Europe, which ’confirmed’ the LF-A’s time around the Ring, saying "7:14 around where? If it’s the ’Ring, it’s astonishing.< yes Nurburgring."

We’re still waiting for a more formal confirmation, or better yet, video evidence from Lexus that this indeed happened. If it did, then we’re looking at a mind-blowing lap time for the souped-up LF-A.


Source: Twitter

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  (517) posted on 09.16.2011

Impressive car. The color orange race car is one attractive method to watch while running. If this car has a good nitro boost i think this is the best race car ever.

  (459) posted on 09.6.2011

Well, I have to say that I’m really impressed with the styling of Lexus vehicle! This luxurious brand have offer a high technology features and great performance. No doubt if this car has hit the 7:14 speed record on Nurburgring.

  (453) posted on 09.6.2011

I really don’t know on where this ’barometer’ thing had started. I just know that there are a lot of powerful and well-known vehicle that test the reliability of their car on this track. I think the performance of the Lexus is kind of impressive though I was thinking if this is official.

  (328) posted on 09.5.2011

As in, there’s so many that use the Nurburgring track measure the speed and reliability of the certain vehicle. The LF-A Nurburgring Package really makes the car to boost its performance!

  (342) posted on 09.5.2011

Yeah, I have notice that one too. More and more cars that were tested on the Nurburgring track and its lap time record was considered as official. The speed performance of the Lexus LF-A is quite awesome.

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