• 2011 Lexus LFA by Gazoo Racing

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Aston Martin and their V12 Zagato Racer better be on top of their game when it comes to this year’s 24-hours of Nürburgring. Lexus, in cooperation with Gazoo Racing, will be entering the race with a pretty impressive LF-A supercar that should give fellow racers a run for their money.

During its latest testing, the Lexus LFA by Gazoo started off from position 12 and finished the race in fifth place with an average speed of 161.139 km/h. Its fastest lap was completed with an average speed of 170.540 km/h, corresponding to a lap time of 8:34.416 for the combination of the shortened GP-track and the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring. This is an impressive result considering that, at a previous test session, the car suffered a stroke of bad luck another car crashed into it when the LFA driver, Ishiura, was entering Turn 1. This resulted in a severely damaged rear righthand section, retiring the vehicle from the race.

Gazoo Racing has been working with the Lexus LFA for the past three years, even before the street version of the vehicle went on sale in 2010. During that time, Gazoo has been revising the vehicle to obtain maximum results on the track. These revisions include tuning the vehicle’s underbody with carbon fiber reinforced plastic, as well as switching out its tires for Bridgestone racing tires, size 330/40R18. Gazoo also took the liberty of adding a few aerodynamic parts to complete the look and feel of the racer. Under the hood, we’ll find the same 4805 cc V10 engine with over 560 HP coursing through its automotive veins.

Make sure you check out the Lexus LFA at the ADAC 24 hour race on June 25, 2011, but for now, hit the jump to see a video of Hiroaki Ishiura, one of three professional drivers who will be piloting the LFA on the day of the race, as he gets through some of the vehicle’s testing.

Video after the jump.

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  (569) posted on 12.5.2011

I love the aggressiveness of this Lexus LFA! I also noticed that its graphic design only adds more angst on it. Just too bad they didn’t justify it, for it had an output of 560 horsepower the fact that it is a race car.

  (448) posted on 11.15.2011

The graphic design of this LFA is looking so aggressive on this race car, and I must say that it was oozing with angst on that. I’m also glad that they use an impressive engine for this vehicle.

  (449) posted on 10.12.2011

560 horsepower? Is that already enough for this race car? I don’t think that it can give a better performance on it, anyway, I love the design that they did on this LFA. It was very appealing about that.

  (397) posted on 07.18.2011

This is going to be a hard competition among other racers, especially those Ferrari race cars. With its V10 engine and 560 hp, this is going to be a winning car.

  (580) posted on 06.23.2011

Actually, I am really happy that Gazoo Racing really made a good choice on this one. I really consider the LF-A a good ride on its own, but they have souped it up.

  (596) posted on 06.22.2011

it would really be interesting to see this one go head to head with the other racers that they are fielding. Particularly, I would really want to see it go against the Ferrari.

  (358) posted on 06.21.2011

I would say that this one is actually pretty impressive. After all, the base car is an LF-A, so they really have something pretty impressive to start with, and they really took it from there.

  (406) posted on 06.21.2011

Wow! Aston Martini really provides very cool designed cars. And they make it a point that they will follow the steps of some famous car firms all over the worlds. Good luck to them!

  (377) posted on 06.17.2011

Wow, a track worthy LFA, that is definitely something. Seems like it would be an interesting day at the Nurburgring. Would be really looking forward to seeing this and other cars.

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