Lexus LFA to Appear on Top Gear

The Stig

It was inevitable—Lexus UK has announced that Top Gear driver The Stig has taken the LFA around the track for an upcoming episode of the British car show.

The Lexus UK Twitter account posted earlier today that a Stig lap at the Top Gear test track had taken place, but didn’t mention just how well the new supercar performed. A hint was later posted:

The Lexus LFA might (I did not say is) be slower around Top Gear test track than the R500, but the driver will be dry smile

The R500 in question is the Caterham Seven R500, currently 5th place on the Top Gear list and faster around the track than the Bugatti Veyron or Ferrari Enzo.

Very exciting news!

[Source: Lexus UK Twitter]

UPDATE: It’s been announced that the LFA will be appearing on the January 3rd show of Top Gear.