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Lexus Responds to Honda Threat for 2014 Japanese Super GT 500 Series

Minutes ago, Honda announced their NSX Concept-GT race car for next year’s Japanese Super GT Series.  Lexus have responded with an exciting announcement of their own…

A stunning concept car from 2012, the Lexus LF-CC is now moving off the show stands and into the real world of gritty racing.

The advanced two-door Lexus coupe, which broke cover at the 2012 Paris motor show, forms the basis for a new competition car that will compete in Japan’s Super GT 500 series.

The LF-CC is distinguished by its dynamic styling, which places an emphasis on aerodynamics and cooling performance. The competition version will take to the track for its first shakedown test at the Suzuka circuit this afternoon. Speaking of the design Simon Humphries, Group Manager, Global Design Management Division for Lexus said,

“The core of the Lexus design philosophy is to be technologically advanced yet humanised, to create striking design but still be artisitic yet unpretentious.”

The LF-CC takes over from the long-serving Lexus SC 430, which delivered two Super GT championship titles for drivers André Lotterer and Juichi Wakisaka, in 2006 (its debut year) and again in 2009.

Source; Lexus