Turning Japanese

Here is a nifty split screen clip of the Lexus LF-A lapping the Nürburgring during the 24 hour race earlier this year.

If you can speak Japanese you’ll get plenty out of this as driver Takayuki Kinoshita provides commentary throughout the lap. If not, you’ll just have to make do with some quality in car footage. There is also a handy circuit guide in the bottom left of screen to show where the car is on the track.

Seeing as there is a Ring lap time fixation these days its hard to get an exact time from this footage to compare to the marketing times that manufacturers keep pushing, especially as the lap above includes the Grand Prix track. However, a rough estimate, using the regular start and finish points for the production car runs, sees the LF-A lapping the Nordschleife in roughly 7 minutes, 16 seconds.

Regular readers of AUSringers will be interested to spot the Volkswagen Golf of Wayne Moore at Aremberg, around 3:40 into the clip. A bit further down the road, on the run into Wehrseifen, the LF-A swings past the Osborne Motorsports Toyota Corolla.

[Source: autoblog]