Lexus LFA at Infineon Raceway

The Lexus LFA Driver Development Program starts tomorrow at the Infineon Raceway, and to mark the occasion, let’s watch Scott Pruett Justin Bell tackle the course using an LFA equipped with a very impressive tracking system by Video VBOX:

Having the full details on LFA’s speed & steering wheel position is going to come in real handy, as next Monday I’ll be in Sonoma, California to take part in the Driver Development program for a future Lexus Magazine feature.

Now, with my only personal experience in the LFA (or any supercar) being two laps around the New Jersey Motorsports Park, I’ve put considerable time behind the wheel of GT5’s virtual LFA in hopes that it can somehow prepare me. The ritual of driving Nürburgring has worked to calm my nerves and improve my confidence (as long as I ignore my frightening tendency to crash !!!).

As mentioned, this is in collaboration with Lexus Magazine, so I will be sharing my experience on both here & there — I’ll also be attempting my first “serious” video, something I’m very excited about. To top of it all off, it’s going to be my first time in California, so I’ll be travelling down for Torrance for a visit to Lexus HQ. It’s going to be busy week — stay tuned!

Update: It turns out that the Scott Pruett in-car lap was actually at the Auto Club Speedway — have to thank Faisal_ajmal62 for the correction. I’ve since replaced the video above with an Infineon lap with Justin Bell using the same metering technology, but here’s the Scott Pruett lap for prosperity’s sake:


Comments

  1. Awesome video!!! Although, the track is not Infineon, but actually Fontana. :-)
    • Thanks for the correction, the video was labelled incorrectly and I hadn't actually compared the track to the video. I've updated the post with an actual lap of Infineon Raceway with Justin Bell.
  2. I hope you enjoy the experience of driving LFA to the fullest. Can you please record (or retain) the satellite telemetry data such as 0-60 mph, 1/4 mile and laptimes etc. I would love to see how these look like with professional drivers and new drivers. Thanks.
    • I believe similar footage to the videos above will actually be taken during our drives -- though I might hold off on showing my first few laps. ;-)
  3. I need to spend more time playing GT5 My garage is bare and could use a matte black LFA
  4. I need to spend more time playing GT5 My garage is bare and could use a matte black LFA
  5. If they show you the New GS or IS at Lexus HQ, please tell us if any of the spy shots are close to the final outcomes... I'm so scared; I haven't liked any of them... hopefully they will have the concept at the New York Auto Show.
  6. I'm so fucking bored with the LF-a!!!
  7. I LOVE HOW YOU AN SENSE THE SPEED IN THE VIDEOS!
  8. Could you please tell me How This tracker works????