Lexus has revealed plans to use a LF-CC-based race car for next year's Super GT Series GT500.

Lexus has revealed plans to use a LF-CC-based race car for next year's Super GT Series GT500.

Following Honda's announcement to field the NSX Concept-GT in the Super GT Series GT500, Lexus has prepared a racecar based on the stunning LF-CC Concept which will take part in the same competition in 2014. Lexus' new racer will serve as a replacement for the SC 430 and it has already been tested this week at Suzuka in Japan.

The production version of the LF-CC has been confirmed to go on sale in 2015 and is expected to be offered as a coupe and convertible. Reports are indicating it will utilize the rear-wheel drive platform which underpins the GS and IS, with the wider track of the GS and the shorter wheelbase of the IS. Chances are the car will adopt a hybrid setup derived from the drivetrain powering the GS 350h.

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Lexus LF-CC racer revealed for Japanese Super GT