Pictures of Lexus LFA Special Edition released in Japan
16 March 2010

These are the first pictures and details of a hardcore version of the Lexus LFA.

The car has been called the Lexus LFA Special Edition and has been developed at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

See the Lexus LFA Nurburgring pics

Power from its 552bhp 4.8-litre V10 engine has been increased by 10bhp thanks to a reworked exhaust system and tweaks to its ECU. It also gets a recalibrated transmission, which cuts shift speeds from 0.2secs to 0.15secs.

Visual changes on the track-focused LFA include a larger fixed rear wing and a new front splitter. Mechanical upgrades include a stiffer suspension system with increased adjustability and new lightweight alloys featuring semi-slick tyres.

It will be available in four colours - Black, Matte Black, Whitest White and Orange.

It is not yet clear whether the Special Edition LFAs will be included in the car’s limited production run of 500 units or whether it will be considered a unique model in its own right.

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16 March 2010

So, basically, they've done their Gallardo, now they're preparing their Gallardo Superleggera... other than the engine location, they are remarkably similar.

16 March 2010

By calling it the Nurburgring they've done an Astra. A 560bhp Toyota is a scary thought nowadays.

16 March 2010

[quote shortbread]

By calling it the Nurburgring they've done an Astra

[/quote]

Sorry, what has this got to do with the Astra? Is this because Astra is Latin for 'star', thus displaying enormous arrogance?

And yes, I wonder how long it'll be until we hear about a jammed throttle on an LFA... 560bhp in a Toyota is a scary thought indeed... and apparently they're working on a V10-powered version of the GS. How long until there's a V12-engined monster LS?

16 March 2010

Wow! This car is truly 'Hotter' than the normal LFA. What with a mind blowing extra 10 bhp, coupled with vomit inducing quicker shifts down from 0.2 to 0.15.

Will these differences be felt on the road? Hmmmm, I'm not sure

16 March 2010

yet not even started to be assembled and already lunching special editions...

fail, same as at the Nürburgring...

best performances are those that last and last

regarding the V12 in the LS, they would be lucky if they could manage to sell any LS600h at all...

fail x 2

16 March 2010

What's the point?

10bhp? You'd struggle to tell the difference in a 200bhp car.

No doubt it'll be £60,000 more expensive.

Stupid car.

16 March 2010

If I'd just committed myself to an 'ordinary' one with my 25k euro deposit (deadline for expressions of interest – 14 March) I think I'd be a bit miffed to see this one coming out on 16 March.

16 March 2010

[quote Rover P6 3500S]Sorry, what has this got to do with the Astra?[/quote]

Vauxhall did a 'special' Astra a couple of years ago by the same name

16 March 2010

It looks more like "Barry the Modder's" wet dream realised in picture form, not a £350K+ thing of desire.

16 March 2010

[quote artill]

Vauxhall did a 'special' Astra a couple of years ago by the same name

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Vauxhall Astra Nürburgring? You've got to be kidding!

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