Lexus IS F CCS-R to Race in Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Lexus IS F CCS-R race car Pikes Peak

Lexus has announced that the Lexus IS F CCS-R will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on July 8, 2012 — here are some photos of the race car:

Although the 2UR-GSE 5.0L V8 engine remains the same as the stock IS F, overall weight has been reduced by 693 lbs., mostly through the use of carbon fiber — the hood, door handles, front fender, and even the dashboard and center console have been replaced with the material.

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb is an annual automobile and motorcycle hillclimb to the top of the Pikes Peak mountain in Colorado. The track measures 12.42 miles with over 156 turns and climbs 4,720 feet — I recommend the Wikipedia article for some background.

Full specifications of the IS F CCS-R included after the jump.

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 107.5 in.
Overall Length: 187.4 in.
Overall Width: 71.5 in.
Overall Height: 54.5 in.

WEIGHT

Curb Weight: 3,087 lbs. or less (693 lbs. less than stock)

ENGINE
Designation: 2UR-GSE
Displacement: 5.0L
Horsepower: 416 @ 6,600 rpm
Torque: 371 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm
Fuel system: SFI D-4 direct-to-cylinder injection with secondary port injectors

DRIVETRAIN

Layout: Front engine, rear-wheel drive system
Transmission: 8-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic with paddle shift and manual mode

EXTERIOR

  • Orange mica exterior paint
  • Reinforced monocoque (with roll cage)
  • Carbon fiber hood, door handles, front fender, front spoiler, front canard, rear spoiler, ventilator
  • Polycarbonate windows
  • Lightweight door

WHEELS/TIRES

  • SSR
  • 18×8.5J, off-set 30 front
  • 18×9.5J, off-set 40 rear
  • Yokohama /ADVAN NEOVA A050 tires
  • 245/40 R18 front
  • 255/40 R18 rear

BRAKES

  • Brake cooling system
  • Racing brake kit
  • Stainless steel mesh brake hose

SUSPENSION

  • Adjustable camber front upper arm
  • Modified race suspension
  • Reinforced bushings and mounts

EXHAUST

  • Racing exhaust system

OTHER MECHANICAL

  • Engine oil cooler
  • Transmission oil cooler
  • Differential oil cooler
  • Mechanical LSD

RACING EQUIPMENT

  • 120L fuel cell
  • Air jack system
  • Fire extinguishing system
  • Data logger
  • Kill switch
  • Tow strap

INTERIOR

  • Carbon fiber dashboard, center console, door and interior trim
  • HANS compatible full bucket driver’s seat
  • Lightened interior (delete power windows, door locks, rear seats, roof lining, etc.)
  • Six-point seat belt
  • Small-diameter steering wheel with paddle shifters