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Lexus LF-A Racing Prototype completes Nürburgring 24h Race

The Lexus LF-A racing prototype finished the Nürburgring 24H race in 121st place, mostly due to some extended pitstops. Over the 24 hours, the LF-A managed 100 laps, 48 back of the winning Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.

Motor Trend has a nice recap of the race, including this bit on the Lexus prototype:

Did you get anyone to talk to you about the Lexus?” That was the question of the weekend as the primer-black V-10-powered Lexus LF-A made its way up and down the leader board at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. It’s obvious that Toyota has used this race as a hide-in-plain-sight endurance test for its 2011 model year Lexus sports car.

When I approached a driver, as his co-driver took the cool-down lap, he tried to pass me on to a translator. No good. All I could do is get him to say it’s a V-10. It finished 134th, completing 100 laps, or 1,750 miles.

(Not really sure about the place discrepancy, I found my number on the race website.)

Update: Here’s a video of one of the LF-A’s pitstops:

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