Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition Laps Nordschleife in 7:14

Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition Laps Nordschleife in 7:14

The Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition has set a new record at the Nürburgring track in Germany, making it the fastest lap ever by a mainstream manufacturer.

This news was confirmed via Twitter by EVO journalist Chris Harris and Lexus Europe. The V10 powered Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition was driven by Akira Iida. He was able to drive the 562bhp strong car in 7 minutes and 14 seconds around the (in)famous Nordschleife circuit with a total length of 20,6km. This record was set during a customer meeting with LFA buyers held previous week.

The record breaking lap should be good enough for fourth all-time fastest lap in a production vehicle. Only the Radical SR8 LM (6:48), Radical SR8 (6:55) and the Gumpert Apollo Speed (7:11.57) were faster. Compared to the mainstream manufacturers, the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition beat the Porsche 911 GT2 RS (7:18), Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 (7:19.63), Dodge Viper ACR (7:22.1) and the Nissan GT-R (7:26.70).

Sadly though no video of this record breaking lap was released, also the record has not been confirmed by the Nürburgring itself.

In the video below we can see a Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition driving around the Nordschleife, but please notice this is not the record setting lap.

But this is:

[Via Lexusenthusiast.com and Jalopnik]

Published: September 6, 2011 4:38 pm

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  • Stevenyu88

    WOW! Even faster than Porsche 911 GT2 RS (7:18)…Great!!!

  • Mu

    7:24:22 for the Nissan GTR.

  • http://twitter.com/kris_vd Kristiyan

    This thing pulled over 1.45 continuos and 1.6 momentum G loads and topped out a little over 270km/h. There is something here either tyres or aerodynamics. Or both!

  • Anonymous

    Lets try a GT1 car on the Nurburgring nordchleife and see… Useless times those of a tuned car. It would be erased by the vitaphone MC12.

  • Chris

    the same driver in the same car set a time of 7:22.85, and now he went to 7:14? the only way he could of done that is if he was using r compound times or slicks to get that much of an increase. i call bs if my previous comment isn’t true.