Have you ever seen the new Toyota 86 drifting in action?
Check out the YouTube video (by Asahi) of the D1 Grand Prix Cars demo runs at Tokyo Auto Salon. You will find not only the 86, but also the new Lexus LFA in the video. It is wonderful to watch the drift cars loosing traction with white smokes! Enjoy!
Lexus will reveal its special performance package known as N¼rburgring Package for its LFA super car at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1. This N¼rburgring Package offered as an option on a maximum of 50 cars out of 500 totals LFA in production run. It is designed for more track-focused performance through additional aerodynamic elements, lowered suspension and engine revisions.
Moreover, 10bhp increase in power from V10 engine to 562bhp ensures LFA’s 0-62mph acceleration time of 3.7 seconds is maintained. The LFA production underway since December, with one hand-crafted car completed per day. The Lexus’s supercar use of advanced, automated Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) production processes serves as a test bed for future models.
Check out the Photo Gallery of Lexus LFA N¼rburgring package
In this world, it will never be fair but sometimes it’s hard for us to ignore the real world.
Based on Daily Mail UK, apparently Paris Hilton received a brand new 2011 Lexus LFA in yellow for her 30th birthday from Hilton’s 29-year-old boyfriend, entrepreneur Cy Waits. Anyway, we deeply anticipate that she will take a good care of this legendary luxury supercar.
There is a news reported today that Toyota’s chief test driver, 67-year-old Hiromu Naruse, has died in a crash on highway 410 near the Toyota’s workshops at N¼rburgring race track in Germany. The chief was driving the upcoming Lexus LFA N¼rburgring Edition at the time of the accident, and reports say he goes around into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with two others test drivers in a BMW 3-series. The two BMW test drivers survived the crash, though one is reportedly still in critical condition. Police are investigating the crash and have yet to determine its cause.
This prototype of a special edition version of the LFA that he was driving when the accident occurred was reportedly worth 1.5 million euro.Which equals to about 6 Million Ringgit Malaysia.
Moving backward on Hiromu Naruse background, he was heavily involved with the development of the Lexus LFA supercar, along with many other past sports cars from Toyota’s history since he joined the company in 1963.
Motoring Enthusiasts today call him the “Godfather of the LFA” though he was involved in the development of sports cars for Toyota. From all you can name it, 1965 Sports 800, 1600GT, 2000GT, all generation of the Celica, AE86, the 1st and 3rd generation MR2s, Supra, Altezza, 2nd generation Prius to the latest Lexus LFA. Naruse-san was responsible for all of them, and now he’s gone.
On behalf of Team FastMotoring, we express our condolence to Naruse-san and Rest in Peace.