As previously reported, the LFA Code X gets a 5.3-liter V-10, up from the 4.8-liter unit in the regular LFA. No output has been stated, but the engine’s peak power and torque are said to have been fine-tuned to better suit the Nürburgring course. Drive still goes to the rear wheels, via a sequential manual gearbox with paddle shifters.
The unique race car also features a full carbon fiber monocoque, which has been implemented to boost rigidity while reducing weight. In addition to this, it comes with 18-inch light alloys shod with Bridgestone tires measuring up to 330/40 in size.
This year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours runs from June 21-22. The LFA Code X will be running in the SP8 class for production-based cars with naturally aspirated engines displacing more than 4.0 liters.
Lexus calls the LFA Code X a research vehicle designed to aid development of future sports car technologies, so perhaps we could see some elements from it used on future Toyota and Lexus models.