Written By Nathen Bridgwater on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | 2:04 AM
COLOGNE : June 21, 2011 - Gazoo Lexus and start racing next weekend for the fourth consecutive year with two sports cars of the type "LFA" ADAC 24h-race at the Nurburgring.Lexus LFA both start in the SP8 class for near-standard vehicles from four liters of displacement.Body and chassis of the cars are like the street legal vehicle with carbon fiber reinforced plastic.A built-in 4.8-liter V10 naturally aspirated cylinder front-engine drives the rear wheels.The engine reached a peak in Serientrim power of 412 kW (560 hp) at 8700 rpm - enough for a top speed of 325 km / h. The race version has to Fulfill The "balance of performance 'of rules, each with two 34.2 mm diameter air flow be fitted. The prescribed minimum weight of the vehicle is 1450 kg with Significantly higher than for any of the top favorites for overall victory.
The most prominent driver of the Gazoo Racing team is the Andre Lotterer(GER). He won two weeks ago, the 24-hour race at Le Mans. Lotterer, very successfully for years with Toyota and Lexus in the Japanese Formula Nippon and Super GT championship, is committed to on LFA cockpit forward to the long distance specialists Juichi Wakisaka and Takayuki Kinoshita.Your minimum goal is the class win, with an optimal course of the race, despite the weight Disadvantage as a top-10 ranking in the overall classification is within reach.
The second LFA is controlled by team manager Akira Iida and two young riders from the Toyota "Young Drivers Program," Kazuya Ohshima and Hiroaki Ishiura.Akira Iida occurs as a driver and team manager as manager for the successor to the legendary TMC "Master Test Driver" Hiromu Naruse, who in 2010 died in a tragic car accident.Both cars are looked after by a team of engineers and mechanics from the development department for production cars.Their experiences on the most demanding racetrack in the world wants to contribute to the termination of their "side jobs" at the 24-race to drive the quality level of the already sophisticated Lexus cars to continue on the tip of what is technically feasible.
At the ADAC 24 hour race of 2010, one appointed by the LFA Gazoo Racing class was won by the SP8 and 18 Place in the overall standings. Its fastest lap was incubated with 8.55.stopped.When the VLN endurance race 2011 the Gazoo racing at the Nurburgring LFA showed a strong early form: two class wins in the SP8 and a fifth place overall in the last VLN race are already impact.Min with 8.29.is the fastest lap time of the LFA.
[Source : LEXUS - German auto translated]