Lexus LF-CC racer revealed for Japanese Super GT

Lexus LF-CC racer 16.08.2013
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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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
Aug 17th, 2013 8:59am
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4g63 4g63
best looking among the new three cars
Aug 16th, 2013 7:02pm
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lassadaysdias lassadaysdias
The SC430 SuperGT car looked so much better, much cleaner... This has too much holes and shapes
Aug 16th, 2013 4:01pm
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LeonidasBL LeonidasBL
Maybe the holes and shapes are needed to make it competitive.
Aug 16th, 2013 6:18pm
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lassadaysdias lassadaysdias
The SC430 was very competitive, and it had a much cleaner looks... I know that racing cars are made to be competitive and not prety, it's just a observation, because the looks is the only think you can judge about the car at this moment.. don't know why so many dislikes
Aug 16th, 2013 9:13pm
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JamesMay JamesMay
Who gives a $hit about how it looks when you are racing? This isn't a street car. You going to complain about sparce interior next?
Aug 16th, 2013 6:22pm
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Porsche3054 Porsche3054
I always thought that the sc430 was the ugly duckling on the grid. The new car does look much more agressive though.
Aug 16th, 2013 7:10pm
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lassadaysdias lassadaysdias
I think the roadcar is quite bland and ugly... but I think the super-GT is very nice looking... like this one: http://www.archangeldesigns.com/gt/sc430/images/SCGT26.jpg
Aug 16th, 2013 9:13pm
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lassadaysdias lassadaysdias
or this one http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3433/3701009832_54150a213c_n.jpg
Aug 16th, 2013 9:25pm
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