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2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition for sale. Motorcar Classics is proud to present this awesome 2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition in pristine original condition with only 5,815 miles. This car is #332 of 500 Lexus LFA, and it is one of only 50 of the Nurburgring Edition. Furthermore, it is even more rare and unique by virtue of being the only Nurburgring Edition delivered in Lexus 3P0 Bright Red. As evidenced on the original window sticker this car was originally slated to be built in Obsidian Black, but at the last minute the original purchaser asked for his Nurburgring to be delivered in this stunning color which is noted as an extra cost option on the sticker and further by these photos from the Lexus Facebook page.In early 2000, Lexus proposed to focus their expertise on building a limited run supercar. The stunning LFA Coupe is the product of nine years in development as a project called P280. 500 units were built with a base price of $375,000. The Nurburgring Edition, a highly tuned variant named for the famous German circuit, was introduced in 2012. With only fifty produced and a sticker starting at $445,000, it is one of the most exclusive, expensive and impressive cars to ever come out of Japan. Lexus offered just four exterior colors on the Nurburgring Editions: Matte Black, Gloss Black, White and Orange. But a handful, like this one, were ordered in special colors. The most obvious distinction of the Nurburgring edition is the large fixed carbon fiber reinforced plastic wing. Combined with the exclusive front dive planes and a deeper carbon fiber front spoiler, the Nurburgring trim increases downforce by nearly a third while claiming a drag coefficient of just 0.31. With a 202mph top speed, this is no small consideration. Lexus driver Akira Iida ran a lap of the Nurburgring circuit in just 7.14, the fastest lap recorded by a production car on street tires.At the heart of the LFA is a hand built 72-degree 4.8L V10 producing 562 hp and 354 lb. ft. of torque. The car will run 3.6 seconds in 0-60 and 11.4 seconds in the quarter mile as delivered. Developed exclusively for the LFA, there is no other engine in the Toyota family that resembles the 1LR-GUE. Lexus engineers tuned to the LFA to sound like a F1 car and it screams to a 9,000 RPM redline. Paired with the V10 is a rear-mounted six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox operated with paddle-shifters. To tailor the driving experience, there are four pre-programmed settings: auto, normal, sport and wet. Drivers can also opt to override the system and go fully manual if the opportunity arises. Power is delivered through a Torsen limited slip differential. The car has 20-inch forged aluminum BBS wheels that are currently wrapped in Michelin pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, but the original Bridgestone Potenza tires are included. Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes stop thecar effectively. The front setup is a 15.4 inch rotor with six-piston monoblock calipers while the rear are slightly smaller 14.2 inch rotors with four-piston calipers. The front suspension consists of control arms while a multilink arrangement keeps the back end planted. The primary suspension pieces including the remote-reservoir monotube KYB dampers are aluminum. All of this is housed within a carbon fiber reinforced polymer monocoque with aluminum front and rear subframes.Inside, the lightweight bucket seats are covered in black Alcantara with red seat backs, stitching, carpet and steering wheel grips. There are carbon fiber accents throughout as well. The console mounted Remote Touch controller interface operates an array of features including the stereo, navigation system, back up camera and even personalized vehicle settings. The gauges are elegant thin-film transistor pieces with color changing backgrounds. The paddle shifters are metal pieces located behind each side of the steering wheel while the start button is located on the right side of the wheel. Your inspection is invited!
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