Lexus has only been around since 1983, but that hasn’t stopped them from creating some amazing vehicles. Not many years after their debut, Lexus became one of the best-selling luxury car manufacturers in America. Most every affluent neighborhood in America soon had Lexus vehicles in the driveway. They were fuel-efficient, comfortable, safe, and reliable as well. During those years, they weren’t explicitly known for creating fast, performance vehicles, but the company set out to change that. You’ll be amazed at some of the fastest Lexus cars ever made.
Most people assume that the Lexus LFA super is the fastest Lexus ever made, but they are wrong. Let’s take a look at what topped the charts as well as some honorable mentions worth owning.
LFA Nürburgring Performance Package (Fastest Lexus)
If you thought the Lexus LFA was the holy grail of their vehicles, you were wrong. They added another ten horsepower to the supercar with the Nürburgring Performance Package. This fastest Lexus version has 562 horsepower, a re-calibrated transmission, plus aggressive aerodynamics. There’s also a track-tuned suspension which helped this car lap Nürburgring in just 7:14. This car set the record for a car without non-competition tires, making it the fastest Lexus ever built.
Of all the Lexus LFAs built (which was only 500), there were only 50 of them with the Nürburgring Performance Package. Horsepower isn’t all that got added to this supercar. It also has a carbon fiber front spoiler, fixed rear wing, and dive planes. The mesh-style wheels come with grippy tires, plus there’s a stiff, adjustable suspension. To shift even faster, this car comes with a recalibrated gearbox.
One of these beauties went on auction not that long ago and sold for $445,000. The 2012 supercar only had 1,600 miles on the odometer. That’s less than 300 miles each year! We imagine this car made one new customer veryhappy.