While Lexus may be well-known to be a luxury car manufacturer, we can never get the LFA off from our heads. So does Lexus, being out of production does not mean that the LFA will be put out of action as versions of the car are still being developed for motorsports use, with the latest being the Lexus LFA Code X.
Developed together with Gazoo Racing, the Code X will be competing in this year’s Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race. The Lexus LFA first made its appearance at the Nurburgring 24 Hours back in 2008 when it was still a prototype, and 2014 will mark its seventh running in the race.
Although no specific figures are given on the power of the Code X, we do know that the original 4.8-liter V10 is now a 5.3-liter engine. With fine-tuned power and torque to suit the Nurburgring course, the car also features a full carbon fiber monocoque, implemented to boost rigidity while reducing weight. The car will be competing in the SP8 class for production cars with naturally aspirated engines bearing a displacement more than 4.0 liters.
Other than the LFA, Toyota and Gazoo will also field racing versions of the GT86. With numerous wins in previous years in the SP3 class, the Nurburgring 24 Hours has been a great proving ground for the GT86.