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Lexus LF-A NUrburgring 24 racer

The company announced today that the Lexus LF-A comes back this year to the Nurburgring 24 hour race, where it had it's first competition last year. This year's participation of the Lexus LF-A sportscar prototype at the Nurburgring 24 hour endurance race is part of research and development.

The Lexus LF-A is powered by a 5.0-litre, V10 engine that develops 500 PS and is coupled with a Paddle-shift sequential manual transmission. The Lexus LF-A has a front-mid-engine architecture, with a rear-mid-transaxle and a rear radiator. The Lexus LF-A carbon fiber reinforced polymer body and will be entered in the Division 2 SP8 class for 'close-to-production' engines.

AND THEN THERE WERE TWO

The Lexus LF-A concept car has never been camera shy, but it has not been seen like this before.  Here for the first time is not one, but two of the sleek V10, 500bhp sportcars pictured parked side by side and in race livery ready for this weekend's Nürburgring 24-hour race.

Entered by Gazoo Racing, the team hopes to repeat its class winning form in the 4-hour race earlier in the year.  The team, made up of professional drivers, Toyota test drivers, dealers and one very enigmatic driver known only as “Morizo”, is tackling the race as part of the development programme for the 200mph+ car.

Gazoo is a Japanese market, Toyota-owned, e-commence website that aims to “create a new relationship between automobiles and people in the new IT era”. Gazoo has its own racing team and this will be the third attempt at the famous German race.

Lexus LF-A NUrburgring 24 racer

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