Lexus LFA to Race in 24 Hours of Nürburgring This Weekend


Lexus LFA Gazoo Racing Team

This weekend is the legendary 24h Nürburgring race, and Gazoo Racing will be there racing a Lexus LFA and two Toyota 86s — from the press release:

The 40th edition of the ADAC 24 Hours Nürburgring race this year will be the sixth time for Japan-based GAZOO Racing Team at the world-famous German circuit. Through the team’s various racing activities, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) aims to make ever-better cars by putting its products and people through the challenges such as the endurance race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit, with each lap exceeding 25 kilometres.

In addition to the GAZOO Racing Lexus LFA (car no. 83, SP8 class), the team also entered two race-prepared Toyota GT86 vehicles (car no. 165 and 166, SP3 class). Seasoned endurance racing drivers will join vehicle development employee drivers from TMC.

Here’s a closer look at the three race cars:

Lexus LFA & Toyota GT 86 Gazoo Racing

Live coverage of the race has already started over on the Toyota Europe blog, and I’ll be updating throughout the weekend with any notable news. You can also follow the live rankings over at the 24h Nürburgring website.

Best of luck, team!

[Source: Toyota Europe]

Comments


  • http://twitter.com/CruxFiveTen Crux

     Toyota GT86 vehicles (car no. 165 and 166, SP3 class). Sick!!! Looking forward on hearing how well these two newbies will do. 

  • 05RollaXRS

    Only one LFA this year?? That is much more riskier.

  • http://twitter.com/ThulezDaNEmbass Ayanda T Mkhize

    Yeah i am also shocked that there is only one LFA,but were is the LFLC concept or ISF and CTh?

  • brian jou

    I seriously believe Lexus is racing the LFA for fine tuning of the LFA II, and the gt-86 as a development phase for the next gen supra

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    There is the IS F CCS-R that is operated by a different team, I think

  • http://www.facebook.com/roman.pogoretskiy Roman Pogoretskiy

    Thats a good idea….

  • http://twitter.com/FreeSpirit16680 Мохамед Ибрагимов

    same here

  • brian jou

    makes perfect sense they fine tune the LFA on that ring only makes sense to tune the next gen supra there too

  • http://twitter.com/FreeSpirit16680 Мохамед Ибрагимов

    refer to the link above i think it is even the base model SUPRA or high model GT

    http://www.autoblog.com/2012/05/16/gazoo-racing-drums-up-twincharged-320-horsepower-toyota-gt86/ 

  • brian jou

    Man if they can perfect that twin charged engine it would be awesome, even better than BMW tri-turbos. But if they are going to make a supra I really hope they won’t make it look similar to the gt-86…