Today at the Tokyo Auto Salon, Lexus unveiled a very cool LF-A Code X specially designed by Gazoo Racing for the upcoming 24-Hour Nurburgring race set to take place on January 19th, 2014. Along with the Code X, Gazoo Racing will also enter the race with a specially designed Toyota GT86 .
What’s so special about this LF-A Code X is that, according to Gazoo Racing, is "an experimental vehicle to polish the sports car technology of the future." The most striking feature offered on the new Code X is its more powerful engine.
Gazoo Racing replaced the standard 552-horsepower, 4.8-liter, V-10 engine with a new 5.3-liter engine that pumps out more power. Unfortunately, we have no details on how much power this new engine will deliver, but Gazoo said that the output has been better tuned to deliver quicker lap times around the Nurburgring.
Updated 03/28/2014: Gazoo Racing unveiled a new video showing the LF-A Code X in action on the race track. Enjoy!
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Lexus LFA Code X By Gazoo Racing in Detail
Along with the more powerful engine, the new LF-A Code X was updated with a full-carbon-frame body, which makes it a little lighter and allows it to deliver quicker lap times.
The Lexus LF-A went out of production in December 2012, but, as it was one of the best models developed by Lexus, demand is still pretty high for it. The LF-A was limited to only 500 units, each carrying a price tag of $375,000.
The LF-A is powered by a 4.8-liter, V-10 that delivers a total of 560 horsepower. This helped sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 202 mph.