Los Angeles tuner CEC has announced that they will be producing three limited-edition LFAs — from Autoblog:
“We believe these three CEC Tuner Edition LFAs will be the most expensive and rarest of all the LFA supercars that Lexus will manufacturer and sell worldwide,” said Sherif Yassa, Vice President of CEC.
Thanks to the technical innovations that went into building the LFA, the CEC upgrades will mostly be limited to aesthetics. “We looked at the LFA and what Lexus engineers had done, and knew it would be crazy to try and improve it from a performance or engineering standpoint,” said Claus Ettensberger, founder of CEC. Even so, the tuner has managed to squeeze an extra 10 horsepower from the 4.8-liter V10 and trimmed shift times to .15 of a second.
It will be interesting to see if CEC was able to improve the LFA on their own or if these vehicles will be equipped with Lexus’ Nürburgring package minus the body modifications (the performance bumps are identical).
To commerate the announcement, the yellow LFA prototype was displayed at CEC headquarters in Los Angeles wearing some new shoes:
Autoblog has some great photos of the car — be sure to check them out.
Update: Edited the post to reflect that this is not an official partnership, but rather CEC will be
purchasing the LFAs from Lexus and then customizing them from there offering 3 customers who purchase the Nürburgring edition an opportunity to purchase special CEC modifications. Also, I have confirmed with Lexus that these three LFAs will be equipped with the same engine modifications as the Nürburgring package.
Update 2: As it turns out, CEC isn’t purchasing the vehicles, but instead is offering 3 Lexus LFA Nürburgring package owners the opportunity to purchase CEC’s special modifications.