It was only four days ago that we caught wind of a new record set by the Lexus LFA Nürburgring-Edition and now we have confirmation of the wondrous feat. The LFA Nurburgring has lapped the famous Nurburgring in only 7 minutes and 14 seconds, just one year after Lexus’ longtime Chief Test Driver, Hiromu Naruse, died while test driving this very same car a short distance from the Nurburgring.

This new record was achieved at the hands of Akira Iida using the Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tires that come standard with the LFA Nurburgring Edition. The 7:14 time beats out the competition provided by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS (7:18), the Corvette ZR1 (7:19.63), and the Dodge Viper ACR (7:22.1).

Mr. Dr. Schmidt , the COO of the Nürburgring Automotive GmbH stated "‘For us, it is always very special when a car is developed to meet the needs of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. It shows us that the Nordschleife still is of particular importance for the automotive industry and that it still radiates a tremendous fascination. Lexus met the challenge Nordschleife by developing the Lexus LFA Nurburgring package."

"The lap time driven demonstrates impressively that Lexus have done an excellent job in matching the challenges of the track with the needs of an exclusive sports car. This is an outstanding result for Lexus and a reassurance of the excellent work done. We are very delighted by this."


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  (248) posted on 09.16.2011

Impressive speed for this car. This is faster than corvette. I think its depends to the driver if the driver has a good condition to drive like this car.

  (448) posted on 09.8.2011

I can’t help but take this lap time record as an official time! Its quite an impressive speed from the Lexus LFA. I was thinking if they are going to join this one in the Frankfurt Motor Show.

  (256) posted on 09.8.2011

Oh yeah! This vehicle is faster than the Corvette? I really can’t believe this one. I would love to see an official race between the LFA and the Chevrolet superstar!

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