The 2009 24 Hours of Nurburgring was a forgettable one for the Lexus L-FA prototype – it burned to the ground – so it wasn’t all that hard to assume that the car is headed back to Nurburgring for some unfinished business.

Unlike last year, this year’s 24 Hours of Nurburgring competition will see Lexus bringing a standard production of the LF-A, which is the first time the V10-powered supercar will participate in a racing competition of any kind.

Two LF-As will be on hand for the four-day event and Lexus, together with Gazoo Racing, is leaving no stones unturned as far as preparations are concerned. The team will be comprised of Hiromu Naruse, Toyota’s pre-eminent test driver, who will lead a team that’s made up of four Japanese drivers and three German counterparts including six-time winner of the Super Taikyu Endurance Series, Takayuki Kinoshita; Akira Ida, overall winner of the Tokachi 24 Hours in 1995 and 2007; Armin Hahne, winner of the Spa 24 Hours in 1982 and 1983, and Jochen Krumbach, who came in second overall in the 2008 Nürburgring 24 Hours.

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Source: Lexus

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5 comments:

  (504) posted on 03.17.2010

Good looking in every angle and aspect, kudos to Lexus FF-AS was a big hit on the automotive industry.

  (666) posted on 03.17.2010

Really hope it won’t happen again. And I wouldn’t blame other cars for that incident if I’m in that position, otherwise the situation might get worse.

Uncia  (868) posted on 03.16.2010

The Porsche driver stopped too fast when the LFA was trying to pass it. They supposedly tried to say that Porsche did it on purpose to knock the LFA out of the race, but I doubt that the Porsche driver would risk his own safety by doing so. I think the LFA driver just didn’t have enough time to react when the Porsche hit its brakes.

Uncia  (92) posted on 03.16.2010

that’s what he got for hitting a porsche.... WHO HITS A PORSCHE?!?!?!?

Uncia  (868) posted on 03.16.2010

Let’s not forget that the reason it caught fire was because of engine damage which occurred after it rear-ended a Porsche.

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