Lexus’s latest super car, the LF-A, has just failed its latest endurance session at the Nurburgring 24. Gazoo Racing has been campaigning the V10 powered LF-A in a number of endurance races in an attempt to bring the lessons learned from the race track onto the streets when the 500 HP Lexus finally does arrive in showrooms around the world in 2010, even if they are in limited numbers.
Apparently only 1 hour and 33 minutes before the end of the day long endurance race, one of the two LF-As competing suffered a catastrophic failure. Nearing the end of the competition, the number 15 car had to pull off to the side of the track as flames were coming out from the rear of the car. Although not much has been disclosed about the failure, this does not look good for Lexus’s future sales figures.