2009 Lexus LF-A Nurburgring 24-Hour race version unveiled

Lexus today released photos of its new 2009 Lexus LF-A 24-Hours Nurburgring Race version. Lexus said that the race version was “developed with an eye toward commercial release.” Lexus engineers will use feedback from the 24-Hour Race to tune the production LF-A’s performance.

Power comes from a 4.8L V10 making more than 500-hp. The Lexus LF-A will race under the team name – GAZOO Racing.

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2009 Lexus LF-A Nurburgring 24-Hour Race Version:


Specifications of Lexus LF-A Competing in 24 Hours Nürburgring Race

Entry category/class Division 2 SP8 (engine close-to-production)
Team name GAZOO Racing
Engine Type V-10
Displacement 4,805 cc
Maximum output More than 367kW (500PS)
Body Length 4,530mm
Width 1,880mm
Height 1,200mm
Wheelbase 2,605mm
Material Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP)
Vehicle layout Front-mid-engine, rear-mid-transaxle, rear radiator
Transmission Paddle-shift sequential, manual
Tires Front/rear size 305/30R20
Type Racing (Bridgestone)

Outline of 24 Hours Nürburgring Race

Name 37th 24 Hours Nürburgring1
Dates May 21-24, 2009 (main competition runs from May 23-24)
Venue Nürburgring (Nürburg, Ahrweiler, State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)

– By: Kap Shah