Why This Lexus LFA Is Doing Nurburgring Test Laps in 2019

The LFA went out of production seven years ago. Why is this one blasting around the 'Ring during industry test days? It's probably not what you're hoping.

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Lexus stopped building the LFA in 2012—seven years ago. Why, then, was this LFA test mule spotted doing laps at the Nurburgring over the weekend, sporting camouflaged wide-body fenders? We don't know for sure, but it's probably not a sign that Lexus is working on a new supercar.

According to the uploader of this video, YouTube's , this LFA isn't on the Nurburgring to test the next generation of Lexus V-10. Rather, rumor has it this car is being used as a test bed for tires. Motor1, which spotted the car on the 'Ring in October 2018, . This could explain the car's modified fenders, giving space for non-stock wheel and tire sizes.

No matter why it's there, it's still pretty strange to see an LFA driving around during industry test sessions where you usually find future-car prototypes. But we'll always welcome a chance to hear that V-10 at full blast.

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