Before the production version of Lexus’ LFA was revealed last year, the LFA prototype was already a veteran of several Nürburgring 24hr races. Now in celebration of its LFA supercar taking on the challenge of the Nürburgring 24 Hours race in May 2010, Lexus has launched a new performance package designed to appeal to customers seeking full-blooded track performance.

The new Nürburgring package provides additional aerodynamic features and technical revisions that improve handling and downforce without compromising the LFAs straight-line speed and acceleration.

Maximum power from the mid-front-mounted 4.8-litre V10 engine has been increased by 10bhp to more than 562bhp and gear shifts in the six-speed sequential transmission have been cut to just 0.15 seconds.

In spite of the extra drag created by the new aerodynamic elements, performance over the zero to 62mph increment is maintained at 3.7 seconds together with its top speed of 202mph.

Greater downforce, essential to peak track performance, has been gained through revisions and additions to several of the LFA’s CFRP components, including a larger front spoiler, side fin-type spoilers and a new fixed rear wing. Handling modifications include sports tuning of the suspension and mesh-type wheels shod with dedicated high-grip tyres.

Just 50 LFA cars will be available with the Nürburgring package, within the car’s strictly limited global production run of 500 examples.

Customers will be able to take advantage of individual driving instruction on the legendary Nordschleife circuit from the Nürburgring’s chief instructors, and in turn will also receive a one-year driving pass to the track.