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Lexus LC to Return in Next Year’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring Race

Lexus LC Nürburgring 24 Hour Race

Lexus has announced that a modified LC coupe will race in next year’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring. The LC has been built to race specifications, and incorporates advanced development technologies destined for future production vehicles — here’s a vague list of improvements:

  • Body technology – optimal low-weight and high-rigidity structure, aerodynamic components, and driver assistance technologies
  • Suspension technology – low-weight and high-rigidity components
  • Engine development – increased output from 2UR-GSE engine, reduced friction, and lower centre of gravity

This is an improved version of the LC coupe that finished 96th overall at this year’s Nürburgring 24 hour race, and will retain the same driver lineup of Takeshi Tsuchiya, Takamitsu Matsui, Naoya Gamo, and Yuichi Nakayama:

Lexus LC Driver Lineup

From the Lexus UK blog:

[Driver] Gamou has the additional responsibility of vehicle set-up. Although development of the Lexus LC endurance racer for 2019 has been in progress for a relatively short amount of time, he reports that the coupe is already improved beyond expectations. The vital dialogue between car and driver is much smoother than before, and practical elements such as the electronic rear-view mirrors provide clear, fog-free images on the dashboard monitor.

Gamou continued: “Through testing in Japan and Germany, I hope to pursue more than just better lap times. I hope we can build a car that is more comfortable and fun to drive.”

The 24 Hours of Nürburgring starts on June 20th, 2019, as part of a four-day weekend event. This will mark the thirteenth consecutive year that Lexus has participated in the race.

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So proud of those guys!!!!
Next up is Petit Le Mans here in Atlanta next month. I'm hoping something cool happens :)
Next up is Petit Le Mans here in Atlanta next month. I'm hoping something cool happens :)
I'll be with Lexus Racing at Petit Le Mans. If you have a LFA/LC/IS F/GS F/RC F and would like to attend send me a message. I would love to give a couple of involved LE members a pass to attend :)
I'll be with Lexus Racing at Petit Le Mans. If you have a LFA/LC/IS F/GS F/RC F and would like to attend send me a message. I would love to give a couple of involved LE members a pass to attend :)
Hi everyone. I have one VIP Pass to offer a Lexus Enthusiast F/LC 500 owner. Held in Atlanta, Petit LeMans is the historic race going on Saturday but the pass gives you access Friday and Thursday as well. On Friday and Saturday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served as refreshments all day and VIP goodies.

I am specifically looking for one hardcore F/LC 500 owner to join us! We already have a group of 10 F owners coming together.

You can DM me here or email me at mikeforsythe13@gmail.com. Thank you!

-mike-

Here we are at Sebring to get a general idea of things. It really is an amazing experience!

Hi everyone. I have one VIP Pass to offer a Lexus Enthusiast F/LC 500 owner. Held in Atlanta, Petit LeMans is the historic race going on Saturday but the pass gives you access Friday and Thursday as well. On Friday and Saturday, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served as refreshments all day and VIP goodies.

I am specifically looking for one hardcore F/LC 500 owner to join us! We already have a group of 10 F owners coming together.

You can DM me here or email me at mikeforsythe13@gmail.com. Thank you!

-mike-

Here we are at Sebring to get a general idea of things. It really is an amazing experience!

Emil Frey Lexus Racing posted a summary of its 2018 season in Europe's Blancpain GT3 series (the team finished 3rd overall). More info in this Lexus Europe Newsroom article:

https://newsroom.lexus.eu/emil-frey-lexus-racings-highlights-of-the-year-2018/
Emil Frey Lexus Racing posted a summary of its 2018 season in Europe's Blancpain GT3 series (the team finished 3rd overall). More info in this Lexus Europe Newsroom article:

https://newsroom.lexus.eu/emil-frey-lexus-racings-highlights-of-the-year-2018/
The new AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F team is close to completing its full-time roster with the signing of 2015 IMSA GT Daytona champion Townsend Bell and his recent GTD co-driver Frankie Montecalvo. The American duo join Lexus program veteran Jack Hawksworth, the first driver confirmed by AVS, who will have his teammate announced in the near future. More info in this Racer magazine article:

https://racer.com/2018/11/29/bell-a...BbABEYuHecGnEVeRW1ZO0l-EgAJOuRNEZSOKc3XZlJtTc
The new AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F team is close to completing its full-time roster with the signing of 2015 IMSA GT Daytona champion Townsend Bell and his recent GTD co-driver Frankie Montecalvo. The American duo join Lexus program veteran Jack Hawksworth, the first driver confirmed by AVS, who will have his teammate announced in the near future. More info in this Racer magazine article:

https://racer.com/2018/11/29/bell-a...BbABEYuHecGnEVeRW1ZO0l-EgAJOuRNEZSOKc3XZlJtTc
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Lexus LC Set to Return in Next Year's 24 Hours of Nürburgring Race
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Would love to see that racing here..... especially with BMW now racing the 8 series..
Flashing back a bit to November 24, Autoweek's Matt Weaver wrote an informative background piece on the Gentilozzi 3GT-to-AIM Vasser Sullivan IMSA team transition:

https://autoweek.com/article/imsa/new-aim-vasser-sullivan-racing-lexus-teams-gears-debut-imsa-season
Is Toyota and Lexus going to eventually implement these improvements and technology to their road cars? I'm especially interested into what they do to their engines.

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