Lexus and its LFA may be still fairly young in the supercar world, but that doesn't mean the model has lacked for variants in its scant two-year existence. Last year we were given the Nürburgring Edition to chew on, and we've seen, periodically, some other very limited-edition models out and about.
The car that you see here – noted on the bodywork as "AD-X" – is another branch on the old family tree, then. Our sources indicate that the AD-X follows a naming convention for LFA special projects, the first of which going by AD-A, with an AD-B model also spotted over the last few months. All of the cars in question have been one-off models, so that is what we are anticipating with this red and white beauty, too.
Accenting the racy red/white livery are a black hood, roof, and wing; all of which are said to be unpainted carbon fiber, rather than a different shade of paint. That the car also wears an even more aggressive than standard body kit – you'll notice an extra chin spoiler on the front fascia of the car – which speaks to what we believe to be a higher level of performance overall. More power than the standard LFA's 552 horsepower could certainly be coaxed from the 4.8-liter V10, too. We'll wait for further word from Lexus and hope for a nice, round 600-horsepower output figure.
Yes, I drove it. The great feeling of boiling blood.
They keep denying, but there is something very sneaky going on.
My guess is still that it is the LFA 2 in its early development phase and they are trying different approaches out, which is why they have three different prototypes AD-A, AD-B and AD-X (an evolution of LFA 1).
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They only have to put stickier tires on the Ring edition and it'd be faster than anything on the street. I think they could go around sub 7:10, they already said they know a 7:12 is in the Ring edition. Makes you wonder what this thing is capable of.