I apologize because we here at Top Speed could only bring you blacked out concepts or cartoon designs of the Future Luxus LF-A super car. Please let Top Speed officially present to you, the Gazoo Racing LF-A Nürburgring 24 competitor.
Even though it is a racecar and because of this is equipped with safety equipment like a roll cage, fuel tank and everything else in the rulebook. Things you most likely won’t find on the production version include the GT wing and other aerodynamic features. However one thing that might carry over is the large LCD gauge cluster.
Although this is not quite the street version, it is nice to finally have someone pop the hood to willingly expose the 500 HP V10.
Press release after the jump.
Following its participation in 2008, the aim of entering the Lexus LF-A in the gruelling Nürburgring 24-hour Endurance Race, is for engineers to obtain technological feedback for the sake of future mass-production of vehicles, as part of their ongoing developmental efforts. Lexus also intends to use the racing event as an opportunity to develop its human resources, especially by employing young mechanics as support staff.
The vehicle competing in the race, a prototype LF-A currently being developed with an eye on commercialisation, includes safety equipment for the race (roll cage, fuel tank, etc.), as well as a spoiler and other aerodynamic features. The development team has enhanced the vehicle’s performance this year by fine-tuning it in line with the racetrack, while specifications for the engine, powertrain, and frame remain largely unchanged.
Vehicle (race car) name Lexus LF-A (racing specs)
Entry category/class Division 2 SP8 (Stock engine)
Team name GAZOO Racing
Displacement: 4,805 cc
Maximum engine output: over 500PS
Total length: 4,530mm
Total width: 1,880mm
Total height: 1,200mm
Body: carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP)
Front-mid-engine, rear-mid-transaxle, rear radiator
Paddle-shift sequential manual transmission
Front/rear size: 305/30R20
Tires: Bridgestone racing tires