To start out with, I absolutely love the LFA. News about its existence came out as early as 2003, but I never thought it would happen.

However, on October 21, 2009, the production model was unveiled by Akio Toyoda himself. Two years after the initial unveil of the LFA, the Nurburgring version came out. Having a sticker price of $445,000 with 50 units of the 500 total being the prestigious Nurburgring edition.

I chose to go with orange as it was the color it unveiled with. Although matte black would of been a close second color choice for me. The exterior is really similar to the regular version aside from the chrome wheels, fixed carbon fiber wing, and the extra carbon fiber bits here and there.

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This is very typical of AutoArt, but every single grill on this model is perforated!! Huge props on Autoart's part

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Hell, even the Lexus logo is perforated.

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The wheels are nicely executed along with the black chrome finish reflecting that of the real car. One thing that does bothers me a bit is how AutoArt didn't go with the yellow calipers. It would've made the wheels pop a bit more.

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The engine doesn't look to be much different from the standard LFA. Underneath, the car features more motor and suspension pieces, but most of it is covered by aerodynamic carbon fiber panels.

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The interior is nicely appointed as well. However, because the Nurburgring Edition is a tracked oriented car, all the flashiness and leather bits and pieces are gone. In their place, is a all black interior featuring loads of carbon fiber along with racing seats.

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I am a huge fan of Japanese cars and this model made quite a impression on me. The track results don't lie either, having lapped Nürburgring in 7:14:64, making it the 5th fastest production car around the track at the time. This model may not be for everyone, but God damn, it's beautiful. At around $180, it'll cost you a pretty penny, but holy crap it's worth it. I'd definitely recommend this model to anyone who loves to have a Japanese centerpiece model for their collection.