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2008-04-23 07:29
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Lexus
Model LF-A
Engine 4.8-litre V10
Power 411kW (estimated)
Lexus will attempt to garner some performance heritage for their new LF-A concept car when it participates at the legendary Nërburgring 24 Hour Race in late May.

The stunning two-door concept, which will compete in the Ferrari F430 and Porsche 911 market segment when launched, is set to be piloted by team of experience Japanese endurance racing drivers.

A key aim of participating in the race is to enable an accelerated dynamic test and development opportunity for the LF-A. Race results are allegedly a secondary consideration for the Lexus team, Subsequently the LF-A is only being equipped with a roll cage and special edition fuel to comply with the most basic racing regulation.

Lexus is understandably mum about power figures concerning the LF-A engine; especially considering the car is still essentially a concept. They are only at liberty to say the 4.8-litre V10 engine produces '500hp-plus', with an educated guess being around the 411kW mark.

Featuring a front mid-engine layout and rear mounted transmission along with rear mounted radiators, the LF-A has favourably balanced weight distribution for a daunting task, such as taming the fabled Nërburgring.

  • The Nërburgring 24 Hour Race is held from 24-25 May

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