Lexus has a new racing car, the LFA Code X. The latest version of the super car, developed with Gazoo racing, will compete at the 2014 Nürburgring 24 hours endurance race. This car is definitely drool worthy.
The LFA sadly, is no longer being built, yet motorsport versions of the car are still being developed. This Code X version is what Lexus considers a research vehicle. The plan is to race the car to figure out what works and what doesn’t. The “what works” could be further developed into new Lexus products.
While specs haven’t been officially released, the Code X does come with a larger engine than the stock LFA. The stock engine is a 4.8L V-10 and the Code X has a 5.3L. Lexus says the engine has been specially tuned for the Nürburgring course.
The Code X car also features a full carbon fiber monocoque. This structure is meant to boost rigidity while reducing weight.
The plan is for the car to compete in the SP8 class of production-based cars. This classification includes vehicles with naturally-aspirated engines displacing more than 4.0L.
This year’s running of the race will take place from June 19-22, 2014.