New spy pics of the Lexus-LF-A have emerged, as it undergoes testing in advance of this weekend's distance race on the Nürburgring
The Lexis LF-A has been spotted on the road again. Seen for the first time in 2009, the supercar was spied during a run on the 'Ring.
For this run, during industry-only performance testing at the Nürburgring, Lexus wheeled out a LF-A racecar with new air intakes and a rear diffuser. These changes may only be in place for the upcoming 56. ADAC Westfalenfahrt being held this weekend at the Nordschleife. The four-hour long distance race on the Nürburgring grand prix circuit this weekend will include drivers Hiromu Naruse, Minoru Takaki, and Yoshinobu Katsumata piloting the LF-A for Gazoo Racing. The three drivers will try to retain the LF-A's SP8 class first place title after the surprising win last year. We're not sure if either the intakes or diffuser will make production.
Legendary Toyota test driver Hiromu Naruse has the helm on this project. Naruse has been with the firm for 46 years, earning the title of "Nur Meister" for being the "One and Only Master Craftsman" of automobile manufacturing. His credentials include work on the Toyota 7, 2000GT, MR-2, MR-S, and the Supra, to name a few.
Set for a Tokyo Motor Show debut in October, the Lexus LF-A is expected to get a V10 engine that produces over 600 bhp. With its carbon fibre body and rear wing, a 0-60mph in under four seconds is likely. The F1 paddleshifters will help the driver get to a top speed of over 200mph.