It didn’t take long for the 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition’s record 7:14.464 ‘Ring run to be beaten by a bone stock 2010 Dodge Viper ACR. And one can imagine Toyota’s engineers were none too happy about that. Our automotive paparazzo on Europe recently caught this modified teal blue Lexus LFA lapping the Green Hell wearing manufacturer plates. Could this be a preview of Toyota’s attempt to retake its Nurburgring record?
This Lexus LFA looks to be based on the Nürburgring Edition, with the same wheels, and same front splitter found on the high-performance model. Up front, this tester has its carbon fiber hood left unpainted, and gains an extra air intake. The new air intake is located toward the center of the hood, just forward of the smaller kidney-shaped intakes found on previous versions of the LFA.