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2012 N24h: Toyota race review

Toyota’s Gazoo Racing team sent three cars to the Nürburgring for the 24 hour race. Heading the list was the #83 Lexus LFA in the SP8 class, supported by a pair of GT86s in the SP3 category. So they’d be pretty happy with their return of two class wins. The Lexus LFA headed the #005 […]

2012 N24h: Toyota preview

Toyota will be racing two of its new back-to-basics GT86 models at the 24 hour race this weekend. They’ve been entered under the Gazoo Racing banner, who are back with a V10-powered Lexus LFA. The Gazoo Racing GT86s have been entered in the SP3 class, while the Toyota Swiss Racing Team will have another two […]

Aston Martin and Toyota bosses compete together in VLN race

In the build up to last weekend’s VLN 4 hour race at the Nürburgring Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin CEO, and Akio Toyoda, Toyota President, shared a drive in each other’s cars. The machines in question were ‘Zig’ the Aston Martin V12 Zagato and the Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA. Dr Bez explains, “When I learned […]

Lexus LFA laps Nürburgring in 7:14.64

As promised yesterday here is the footage from Lexus showing their LFA Nürburgring package lapping the Nordschleife in 7 minutes 14.64 seconds. As is the way these days when a manufacturer sets a quick lap at the Ring a record of some sort is generally claimed. Lexus say their time is the “fastest ever recorded […]

Lexus LFA Nürburgring edition on ‘home turf’

A couple of days ago we heard the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition lapped the Nordschleife in 7 minutes 14 seconds. That’s pretty damn quick, of course, and places the LFA ahead of other supercars such as the Porsche 911 GT2 RS (7:18), Corvette ZR1 (7:19) and Nissan GT-R (7:24) on the unofficial lap chart. The […]

2010 N24 – Lexus pre-race press release

Lexus are back at the Nürburgring again this year with two of their LFA supercars. The 2009 debut of Lexus at the N24 wasn’t an outstanding success, with one of the entries withdrawing due to mechanical issues and the other car placing fourth in class out of five finishers. With lessons learnt, they’ll be hoping […]

Lexus LF-A returns for N24 production

Lexus, in partnership with Gazoo Racing, will return to the Nürburgring 24 hour race this year (13–16 May) with production versions of the LF-A supercar. The cars will be driven by a mix of Japanese and German drivers, including Toyota master test driver Hiromu Naruse, Takayuki Kinoshita, Akira Ida, Juichi Wakisaka, Armin Hahne, Jochen Krumbach […]