Lexus IS 350 GT2 to Enter Le Mans Series


Team Lexus IS 350 GT2

There’s certainly some confusion out there today in regards to the Lexus IS-F Racing Concept & the new Team Lexus racer. Thought to be the same car, it turns out that the orange Team Lexus race car may be something entirely different. One thing’s for sure, it’s destined for the Le Mans series GT2 class, rather than the DTM Series in Europe (as was previously thought).

Based on the IS 350, the Lexus IS 350 GT2 will be powered by a V6 that’s expected to pump out 470+hp, and will be making its debut at the Twelve Hours of Sebring in Sebring, Florida (March 15-18, 2008).

Now, the only question that remains, what exactly is the IS-F Racing Concept? Is it the same car or something entirely different?

[Source: World Car Fans]

Update: In an update to their original article, World Car Fans has confirmed my suspicions: the IS 350 GT2 is not the same as the IS-F Racing Concept.

(Thanks Dan!)

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  1. Good news if confirmed!!  There were stories of political infighting that delayed the intro of the second gen IS race cars.

  2. This story has apparently been revised by WorldCarFans:

    http://www.worldcarfans.com/9080108.007/team-lexus-is-f-to-enter-gt2-le-mans-series

  3. Good to see I was on the right track with this. Thanks for the link, Dan, I’ve updated my post.