Late last week, Lexus race car driver Akira Iida — the same driver that set the Nürburgring lap record for a production car in an LFA last year — tweeted the above photo of a mystery LFA prototype, describing it as his “next challenge”.
From the image, it looks to be the infamous LFA GTE prototype, which was first spotted last year in spy photos taken at the Toyota Motorsport headquarters in Germany:
There are some minor differences between the two race cars, but they appear to be based on the same idea — the question is, what will this LFA be used for?
To see if I could get an official statement, I reached out to Gazoo via Lexus Europe, and was told the following:
We have no plan to use the LFA for the 2013 Nürburgring 24 Hours race.
[Source: Akira Iida's Twitter] (Thanks Etienne!)