Right before the LFA Nürburgring’s recent race against a jet, Lexus national manager of international training Paul Williamsen had the job of “breaking in” the vehicle in preparation for the competition.
Late last week, Lexus race car driver Akira Iida — the same driver that set the Nürburgring lap record for a production car in an LFA — tweeted the above photo of a mystery LFA prototype, describing it as his “next challenge”.
Two years since its launch, the Lexus LFA is in the final months of its 500-unit production run, and remaining inventory "is down to single digits", according to Tim Morrison, Lexus USA vice president of sales.
While the whole thing is sure to appear online, I did want to mention that SpeedTV’s Shut Up & Drive will be featuring both the Lexus GS 350 F Sport and the LFA on tonight’s episode (10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT).
Bertel Schmitt of The Truth About Cars happened upon a very special Lexus in Toyota’s Tokyo headquarters — sitting in the lobby was a matte black LFA belonging to none other than Toyota President Akio Toyoda.