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Lexus LF-CC racer revealed for Japanese Super GT

 Lexus LF-CC racer revealed for Japanese Super GT
Lexus LF-CC racer 16.08.2013

Will replace the SC 430

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.

Source: Lexus

TOKYO – Aug. 16, 2013 – Lexus Racing announced a new race car based on the Lexus “LF-CC” that will compete in the Super GT Series GT500 class starting next season. The vehicle will replace the Lexus SC 430 currently used in Super GT races.
 
The Lexus LF-CC is a two-door coupe concept that debuted at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012. It features a dynamic exterior with an emphasis on aerodynamics and cooling performance. 
 
Vehicle shakedown will begin at the Suzuka Circuit this afternoon.

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Comments (9)

 Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
just hoping they keep it orange maybe I should watch this series more as I only follow F1 INDY and DTM at the moment
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August 17, 2013 1:59 am
 4g63 4g63
best looking among the new three cars
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August 16, 2013 12:02 pm
 lassadaysdias lassadaysdias
The SC430 SuperGT car looked so much better, much cleaner... This has too much holes and shapes
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August 16, 2013 9:01 am