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Lexus LC to Race in 24 Hours of Nürburgring This Weekend

Lexus LC Race Car

A newly developed Lexus LC race car will compete in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring Race — here’s a new video to get you hyped up:

The Nürburgring 24 Hours Endurance Race is a demanding event that takes place over 24 hours on the legendary circuit — 25km in length, a maximum altitude difference of 300m, and approximately 200 corners.

Lexus first started competing in the Nürburgring race back in 2007 with a LFA prototype, before progressing to an advanced LFA production model and then the RC F SPORT.

The LC coupe has undergone substantial changes in preparation of the race — here’s a breakdown of the modifications:

  • Body technology development (reducing weight, increasing rigidity)
  • Driver assistance technology (enhancing visibility, etc.)
  • Aerodynamics development
  • Engine development (increasing power by reducing friction, enhancing fuel economy, etc.)
  • Suspension technology (reducing weight, increasing rigidity, enhancing responsiveness, etc.)

Driving the LC will be Takeshi Tsuchiya, Takamitsu Matsui, Naoya Gamo, and Yuichi Nakayama:

Lexus LC Drivers

The 24 Hours of Nürburgring starts this Saturday, May 12th, and will be broadcast live through the Gazoo Racing Youtube page.

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Aaaahhh man every year since Lexus started racing at the Nurburing 24h endurance race, that weekend is fully booked. I am so hyped that the LC will take over from the LFA. Wow this is even more reason to purchase this outstanding super GT coupe, I hope their have at least two LC's in the SP8 and SP Pro class. Time to get a case of beer and popcorn in preparation. Goodluck Team Gazoo.
Honestly I still wondering about the 5.3 V10 found in LFA-X
I do love this race -- spent a lot of time in Gran Turismo driving the Nürburgring, and seeing the LFA racing always brought a lot of excitement.

Glad that the LC has replaced the RC F SPORT, last two years were a little dull in the SP3 class.
Agree
Good move replacing the RC with the LC but not perfect one
The perfect move to have LC-F with the top guys as having Supra, 86 & RC at least 2 in every category as Ferrari, Porsche, Audi, Benz & BMW are doing
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maiaramdan
Honestly I still wondering about the 5.3 V10 found in LFA-X
Yeah i completely forgot about the LFA-X wonder what ever happened to it?
wow
It isn't me only then
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krew
I do love this race -- spent a lot of time in Gran Turismo driving the Nürburgring, and seeing the LFA racing always brought a lot of excitement.

Glad that the LC has replaced the RC F SPORT, last two years were a little dull in the SP3 class.
What's your psn id? Maybe we can race some gr.3/4 races sometime. I dominate with the RCF gr.3/4 cars
SteVVT-i
What's your psn id? Maybe we can race some gr.3/4 races sometime. I dominate with the RCF gr.3/4 cars
Haven't played GT since the PS3, still need to pick up the latest. I was pretty irritated when the steering wheel I had didn't work with the PS 4, took the wind out of my sails.
I've heard about this in the Tokyo Auto Salon (where they also released the GR Super Sport Concept), and I cannot be any more happier. Lexus is really opening their racing division. This will help them a lot. I know we lack F models, but this will allow Lexus to resurge again from the LFA, IS F and GS F.

I wouldn't be surprised if we see F models popping in really soon (the newest one coming in a year or so), as the last F model (GS F) was released way back in 2015. I think the F lineup would turn out like this if they choose to follow Mercedes-Benz's playbook.

- IS F/RC F/NX F (if they move it to a RWD platform)
- ES F/RX F (if they move both to a RWD platform)
- GS F/GX F
- LC F/LS F/LF-1 F??????
- LX F (fighting the Geländewagen and other higher level cars)

I don't think UX needs an F model. A turbo 4 from the IS would do it wonders. It doesn't even need the future upgrades that will come, but knowing Lexus I wouldn't be surprised if they improved it to gain a better response.

We had discussions on how the ES was going to potentially be a RWD car but instead took the Camry platform. There is always time to correct it. ;)

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