Lexus IS-F CCS-R will Compete in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
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.