The Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA Terrorizes Europe

The Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA racecar cuts a terrifying profile on the racetracks of Europe and Asia…we really need something like Super GT stateside.

The Nürburgring Package LFA was tested at the Nürburgring in June 2011. Driven by Akira Iida, the LFA set a time of 7:22.85 (video confirmed), the 10th-fastest time ever for a production vehicle. Lexus confirmed that this lap video was recorded as a “warm up” video for the “ADAC 24-hours” for exhibition purposes. The LFA hit 292 km/h (181 mph) on the last straight uphill climb, which is one of the highest speeds achieved by a stock exotic supercar on that segment of the track.

The Gazoo Racing Toyota 86 and Lexus LFA have taken class victories at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring.

Despite a minor crash, the LFA took first in the SP8 class and placed 15th overall. It was driven by Takayuki Kinoshita, Akira Iida and Juichi Wakisaka.

Likewise, the Toyota 86 driven by Hiroaki Ishiura, Kazuya Oshima, Takuto Iguchi and Minoru Takaki won the SP3 class and took 46th overall. A second Toyota 86 placed sixth in the SP3 class and was 65th overall.

According to Toyota, “employee participation in the race allows them to gather knowledge firsthand and apply it to making ever-better cars.”