Did the Nissan GT-R scare the Lexus LF-A off the Nurburgring?

The MotorTrend folks point out an interesting fact. The Lexus LF-A has disappeared from the Nurburgring tracks ever since the production Nissan GT-R hit the road. Even Chevrolet remains there with the Corvette ZR1 bringing in lap times of 7:40.

It could very well be that Toyota’s schedule for testing the Lexus LF-A. However, with Toyota claiming that the Lexus LF-A will be the company’s first real and extreme supercar, and with the technical specs and testing results of the GT-R, the LF-A has a lot to live up to.

Let’s talk track time. Nissan has officially said that the GT-R lapped the Nurburgring in 7:38.54 seconds. The GT-R V-Spec just recently, but unofficially, claimed a time of 7:25, 18 seconds faster than the base model. Previously reported, the LF-A unofficially lapped the Nurburgring in 7:24, meaning the GT-R V-Spec stand up closely to the Toyota supercar.

Technical spec wise Nissan says the GT-R produces 480-hp and does 0-60 in 3.5. MotorTrend dino results say that Godzilla pumps out at least 507-hp and performance tests state a 0-60 time of 3.2. So far what we know about the Lexus LF-A is that it’ll be powered by a 5.0L 500-hp engine that gives it the ability to do 0-60 somewhere in the 3.5 to 4.0 range.

Guess only time will tell when the production version of the LF-A officially arrives on the market.

Source: MotorTrend

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