Lexus LF-A Racing Prototype confirmed for 24 Hour Nürburgring Race


Lexus LF-A Racing Prototype

The Lexus LF-A Racing prototype has been confirmed as an entrant into the the Nurburgring 24 hour endurance challenge next month. The race, officially called the 36th ADAC Zurich 24h Race 2008, will take place in Germany on May 23-24.

Although it seems contrary to the idea of racing, Toyota also announced that they would not be looking to win the race, but rather will be using the experience to aid development of the supercar, with the hope to gain some new feedback of the production model.

Disappointingly, it doesn’t look like the production model LF-A will be announced at the race, which had been rumored previously, but this is still an incredibly positive step in the right direction.

[Source: Motor Authority] (Thanks Jarrett!)

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  1. Very exciting news…and at least we got the info that the production vehicle will be out 'by the end of the decade' — 2009 anyone?

  2. I saw this and was very excited to hear the news. The 24hr Nurburgring event is not as well know as some other tests of a cars endurance and drivability but is by far one of the most brutal. If the LF-A does well thru the traps and exhibits the Lexus standard of quality it is known for this car will put the sports car world on notice.

  3. I'm eager to see the LF-A in a race setting, though Lexus' insistence that this is only to gather data is a bit of a letdown.