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Old 05-21-11, 05:21 PM
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Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours

Test was conducted in freezing 0 C temperatures with high moisture atmosphere

Lap time - 1:20.64

http://www.fastestlaps.com/tracks/ci...ours_club.html

0 - 1000m (1 KM or 0.6 mile): 21.2s @ 260km/h

Lexus LFA set a record on this track of the fastest lap ever




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Could have had even better results in the acceleration tests if LC worked right, even so, thats good for the LFA to nail down a lap record AGAIN!
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Believe it or not, the test was conducted in moist, 0 C conditions (freezing temperatures).

Still LFA set a record in the lap time. Though LFA's are not dry high-grip tires, but in extreme conditions like this (or wet conditions in TopGear), they really show how well rounded they are.
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Something the mags will never pick up on; looks like the LFA's tires were not designed just to make some "marketing" laps around the Nurburgring in dry conditions.

Looks like the LFA's tires were designed for all-around real world high performance in a variety conditions, be it dry, wet, or even near-freezing.

Some of the other cars the LFA is compared to, while their stock tires may possess slightly better dry performance, I will bet those cars will perform much worse in wet or near-freezing conditions.
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You know what, they also published the data for '12 GTR as well.

While LFA's test was conducted in freezing temperatures resulting in 4'4" 0 - 100 km/h, GTR's test was conducted in optimum condition.

LFA's 100 - 260 km/h times were A LOT faster than the GTR. I am sure if LFA were wearing high grip tires for dry, no way would GTR be able to hang with the LFA.

GTR:

0 - 100 km/h: 3'3"

0 - 1000 meters: [email protected] km/h

You can see at 1000 meters, LFA is 6 km/h quicker and also despite a poor 4'4" 0 - 100 km/h, LFA hits 260 km/h quicker than the GTR.



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Something the mags will never pick up on; looks like the LFA's tires were not designed just to make some "marketing" laps around the Nurburgring in dry conditions.

Looks like the LFA's tires were designed for all-around high performance in a variety conditions, be it dry, wet, or even near-freezing.

Some of the other cars the LFA is compared to, while their stock tires may possess slightly better dry performance, I will bet those cars will perform much worse in wet or near-freezing conditions.
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Lexus LFA's record still stands.

2012 Nissan GTR did the Circuit De Nevers in 1:21.55, which is still over a second slower than the Lexus LFAs.

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duh #winning.
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This is what the chart looks like:

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Isn't this still a pre-production car? I wonder.
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