In a moment of weakness spy photographers were able to get close to the vulnerability LF-A and reveal detailed shots of the interior, horizontally-mounted door handles and a carbon-fiber aerodynamic floor pan.
High hopes for Lexus and their yet to be released V10 supercar, the LF-A, at the punishing Nürburgring 24-hour race were quickly buried after an attempt to acclimate themselves to night driving on the eve of the event resulted in a crash. No details are known about how the crash occurred, but photos obtained by KGP caught the wounded LF-A in the pits with damage to the lower left front fender and a missing chunk from the rear body panel exposing a massive radiator. The vehicle was then relocated via flat-bed to Toyota's off-site Nürburgring workshop.
With only two hours of sleep the Lexus team managed to get the LF-A repaired and to the starting grid the following afternoon. However, due to an oil leak and a looming two hour repair time limit the LF-A had little chance of being competitive. In the end the LF-A completed 106 laps with a best lap time of 9:19.757 for 120th place overall.
In a moment of weakness spy photographers were able to get close to the vulnerability LF-A and reveal detailed shots of the interior, horizontally-mounted door handles, engine and a carbon-fiber aerodynamic floor pan. Click Autoblog.com source link below for full size photos including many shots of the interior, crash damage and undercarriage.