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


  • Faisal_ajmal62

    Awesome video!!!

    Although, the track is not Infineon, but actually Fontana. :-)

  • Faisal_ajmal62

    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.

  • LF – EH

    I need to spend more time playing GT5

    My garage is bare and could use a matte black LFA

  • LF – EH

    I need to spend more time playing GT5

    My garage is bare and could use a matte black LFA

  • Richard

    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.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    I did all my practice runs in a Steel Grey LFA — I should try my hand at the GT5 photo mode.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    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.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    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. ;-)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    If I see the next-gen GS or IS in Torrance, they might not let me leave alive!

    (I hope something new comes to NYIAS — I’ll be at that show!)

  • Thomas

    I’m so fucking bored with the LF-a!!!

  • Anonymous

    I LOVE HOW YOU AN SENSE THE SPEED IN THE VIDEOS!

  • Richard

    People in the GS Comments section said that Dealers were given a viewing; so, Lexus’ best blogger may get the chance… Good Luck!

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Appreciate the vote of confidence, hopefully someone at Lexus agrees with you!

  • Honda Parts

    Could you please tell me How This tracker works????

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    I would recommend going to the Video VBOX website and reading over the info they have there. Seems like magic to me.