Last year, Lexus unveiled the IS-F CCS-R - the production version of theIS- F Club Circuit Sports Racer Concept - as the company’s special entry at the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This year, the race car will return to the race, except that now it will feature a special, fan-based decal developed by Lexus in cooperation with Tony Hawk Foundation.
From June 3rd to June 20th, Lexus fans are invited to enter their names via a response to a Lexus Facebook post, a comment to a Lexus YouTube IS F CCS-R video or through Twitter and Instagram using #Lexus14K. 14,000 lucky fans will see their names posted on this special decal.
Once again, the IS-F CCS-R will be driven by professional driver Ken Gushi, who will attempt to take on the 12.42-mile course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit of America’s Mountain, Pikes Peak.
After the race, Lexus will donate a 2014 IS sedan to the Tony Hawk Foundation.
Click past the jump to read more about the Lexus IS-F CCS-R.
The IS-F CCS-R is powered by a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 416 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and a peak torque of 371 pound-feet at 5,200 rpm. The engine will send its power to the rear wheels via an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic with paddle shift and manual mode.
When compared to the standard version, the CCS-R racecar adds a carbon-fiber hood, door handles, front fender, front spoiler, front canard, rear spoiler and ventilator.
gallery: Lexus IS-F CCS-R Race Car
From June 3 – 20, 2013, Lexus and the Tony Hawk Foundation will be asking their fans and supporters to be part of a fan based decal that will be featured on the Lexus IS F CCS-R race car competing in Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Fans will be able to enter their names via a response to a Lexus Facebook post, a comment to a Lexus YouTube IS F CCS-R video and through Twitter and Instagram using #Lexus14K. This community-based decal will integrate 14,000 fan names and will be on display at Fan Fest, an annual pre-race celebration held in downtown Colorado Springs on June 28.
“Not everyone gets a chance to drive to the top of Pikes Peak, so 14,000 fans can now say they took part in the ride up the hill,” said Brian Smith, Lexus vice president of marketing. “We are very excited to be partnering with the Tony Hawk Foundation to provide this great opportunity to our fans.”
For the second year in a row, professional driver Ken Gushi, will be at the wheel of the Lexus IS F CCS-R as it competes in the Exhibition Class of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The race takes place at Pikes Peak Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colo. on June 30. Fans will be able to follow @Lexus and #Lexus14K on Twitter for live tweet updates throughout the race.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest motor sports race in America. The race is run on 12.42-mile course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,110 foot summit of America’s Mountain, Pikes Peak.
Lexus and the Tony Hawk Foundation believe in giving back to the local communities with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth. Lexus supports the Tony Hawk Foundation’s efforts to create high quality, public skate parks in low-income communities across the country. To assist with its fundraising efforts, Lexus will proudly donate a new 2014 IS sedan to the Tony Hawk Foundation.