In what can only be described as a racing crossover, a Lexus LC GT 500 race car from SUPER GT will be part of this weekend’s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series finale in Hockenheim this weekend:
Fans at Hockenheim will be given an impression of the spectacular SUPER GT cars, which generate approximately 620 hp, on all three days of the event. The Lexus LC500 and Nismo GT-R will both complete 30-minute tests on the Friday. They will then each spend 15 minutes lapping at race speed on both the Saturday and the Sunday. The appearance will be integrated in the official schedule for the event.
This guest appearance comes as DTM and Super GT move towards adopting the same regulations in 2019, which will open the door for direct competition between the two racing groups.
Former F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen will drive the Lexus LC 500 during this weekend’s presentation. Kovalainen currently races for the Lexus Team SARD in Super GT.