2013 Lexus LFA race car
Despite no longer being in production
anymore, the Lexus LFA will be back for this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours, the 41st running of the classic endurance race.
The car will be fielded by Toyota motorsport partner Gazoo Racing, which will be competing in the event for its seventh time in a row.
This will also be the sixth running of the LFA in the Nürburgring 24 Hours, with the Japanese supercar’s inaugural appearance taking place in 2008 when it was still a prototype.
The drivers this year will include race veterans Masahiko Kageyama, Hiroaki Ishiura and Kazuya Oshima.
In addition to its LFA, Gazoo Racing will also field a Toyota GT 86 race car. The Nürburgring 24 Hours has been an excellent proving ground for the GT 86, with Gazoo Racing’s car winning the SP3 class and finishing 46th overall at last year’s event
Note, the versions of the cars being raced are far from stock. Not only are they stripped of most amenities, they also get upgraded wheels, tires and brakes, new aero pieces and a full roll cage.
Gazoo Racing's Toyota GT 86 will once again compete in the SP3 class, while the LFA will be in the SP8 class.
This year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours will commence on May 17.