2012 Lexus LFA

Nürburgring Package

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2012
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    r0147
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019.

  • Single ownership; 1,615 miles from new
  • Accompanied by a factory luggage set
  • One of only 50 Nürburgring Package cars

Celebrating a trio of victories at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, Lexus decided to produce a limited run of LFAs to commemorate this accomplishment. Aptly named the “Nürburgring Package,” these cars offered a more track-focused attitude, harkening to its racing roots.

Changes made to the LFA Nürburgring Package were numerous. At first glance, what stands out are the car’s numerous carbon fiber exterior components. Lexus fitted a revised front splitter, fixed rear wing, and winglets on the nose, all in carbon fiber. Although this added to the car’s overall downforce and thus reduced its overall top speed, Lexus engineers compensated for that by coaxing an additional 10 bhp out of the engine.

That engine was Lexus’ spectacular Formula 1-derived 4.8-liter V-10. Total output for the Nürburgring Package was 562 bhp. The power was managed through a six-speed auto-clutch manual transmission and for the Nürburgring Package, shift times were decreased by 0.15 seconds. Additionally, the standard wheels were replaced with those of magnesium sourced from BBS, and they sported more aggressive Bridgestone tires. Finally, the ride height was reduced by 0.4 in. to improve handling and lower the car’s overall center of gravity.

Of the 500 LFAs built, only 50 were finished with the Nürburgring package and of those, less than 15 were built as U.S.-specification models. Customers were allowed to choose between four colors—black, matte, black, white, and orange—such as the example presented here.

Finished in Orange, one of the rarer shades applied to the Nürburgring cars, this LFA also boasts a full black Alcantara interior with carbon fiber trim and comes fully equipped with satellite navigation, a Mark Levinson audio system, satellite radio, and a rearview camera. Furthermore, it is accompanied by Tumi luggage numbered to match this specific LFA, a very rare accessory.

One of the most spectacular and anticipated Japanese automobiles of the 21st century, the LFA was years in the making and exceeded all expectations upon its long-awaited delivery to clients worldwide. Adding to the car’s performance and visual appeal, the Nürburgring Package cars are undoubtedly the most desirable of this already limited-edition supercar. Rarely seen in public or offered for sale, the opportunity to acquire such a fine example should not be missed.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.