It was a little more than four years ago that Lexus announced it would campaign an LFA in the Nürburgring 24-hour race. From 2008 with a black prototype that no one would talk about, the Gazoo Racing LFA has raced every year since and suffered breakdowns, fires, more mechanical issues and high-speed encounters with guardrails.

There were enough literal hard knocks that this year, of the team's drivers said that that they were still rookies. Even so, the five-year "novices" took SP8-Class honors ahead of two Aston Martins and an Audi A8, getting some silverware to go along with that scintillating exhaust note.

The team put together a video recap of its years on the 'Ring, and it's definitely worth a watch. You'll find it posted below.



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      Alex
      • 2 Years Ago
      I get chills hearing that V10 howl. Glorioius
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Jeff
        • 2 Years Ago
        b/c aol/autoblog is on the Dodge payroll.
        MAX
        • 2 Years Ago
        Here's the non Faux News (Wall Street Journal owned by the corrupt Murdoch family) about the introduction of the Dodge Dart. I think it was smart thinking to launch 5 speed only at first. http://www.freep.com/article/20120901/BUSINESS01/309010034/2nd-wave-of-Dodge-Dart-marketing-to-begin-as-dealers-wait-for-inventory
      NN
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear internet whiners and internet racers, What lexus has accomplished is simply astonishing even with no win. It's ashamed that you don't appreciate the motorsports and are still here reading and BSing about your pathetic comments....compare this to that (in this case LF-A to others). Every sport car has strength and weakness. At the end, it all comes down to driver to go faster around the race tracks (sorry drag racers, no skill required for straight line race) when the car specs are regulated to test driver skills.
      goLexus
      • 2 Years Ago
      At 2:06, Akio Toyoda himself. He was racing under the name "Morizo" for confidentiality. How many CEO could actually drive like he does ?
      TangoR34
      • 2 Years Ago
      This makes me want to go racing.
      NN
      • 2 Years Ago
      correction: not just driver...but driver and the team.
      Mikeavelli
      • 2 Years Ago
      Funny, if the article said how Lexus drove dull or some other crap there would be 10 trillion comments. Here is a great article showing how committed the Lexus/Toyota team is and the incredible LFA and there are crickets. No enthusiasts here, just a bunch bitching internet cry babies and haters.
        David J. Bernstein
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mikeavelli
        Eh, I am an enthusiast and respect the LF-A for what it can do, but the design is nothing to write home about. Put it next to something from America/Europe or even next to the Nissan GT-R and it looks like nothing special. I've seen one LF-A on the road and the design is simply boring.
          Bobby
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David J. Bernstein
          Seriously? At car shows I go to no one takes a second look at a GT-R, everyone flocks to the red LFA that shows up every once and awhile. Sorry, for me I think the LFA is different enough and well designed. It was the one supercar I didnt say "uhhh looks like a ____" Now for me, I though McLaren could've done a better job on the MP4. Fantastic looker, but for some reason it doesnt get my wheels turning like a 458.
          Jason
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David J. Bernstein
          Seriously? The GTR looks like a tall economy car next to the low-slung LFA. The Italians push the boundaries of design, sometimes too much. Lamborghini's are usually overwrought, while Ferrari's are more graceful in appearance usually. The Ferrari F50 was a complete failure of design IMO. The F40, however, is beautiful.
          KY
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David J. Bernstein
          Not sure if enthusiast or artist.
        KY
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mikeavelli
        I'm afraid that's the case.
      mike0002
      • 2 Years Ago
      this is pur Joke,where are American super car like Venom GT and HTT aero,Tuatara,those cars can beat any time Européen super car.when people says veyron is the faster car,for me it s a Joke.
      MAX
      • 2 Years Ago
      The next Viper is coming for the Lexus that killed it's creator
      shancaldazar
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can anyone explain the differences between all the different classes in the NBR24 race? Can't seem to find anywhere that explains this.
        Georg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @shancaldazar
        SP class are fully build race cars V class are close to production with limited strict regulated modificatons allowed XP are experimental cars like Gumpert Apollo Hybrid or the M3 GT2 from the ALMS that raced some years ago D(1-4)T are diesel powered race cars Cup are Cup race cars (Porsche Cup and Clio Cup race cars) H are historic race cars build befor 2002 like e30 M3 here is the complete list with engine classification http://www.vln.de/zuschauer_reglement.gb.php the 24h are raced under the VLN rule..VLN is the northloop endurance race series The LFA race the SP8 class..fully build race cars with 4 to 6.25l n/a engines.
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