The penultimate modern-day hypercar, the Lexus LFA, has proven itself on the world’s most arduous track — the Lexus LFA Code X took a class victory at the Nurburgring 24 Hours over the weekend of May 16–17, finishing 18 laps ahead of its nearest rival.
The LFA Code X is a 5.3-litre V8-powered version of Lexus’s flagship model, and managed 147 laps of the Nurburgring in the 24-hour period, winning the SP-Pro class. The crew — comprising of Masahiki Kageyama, Hiroaki Ishiura, Kazuya Oshima, and Takuto Iguchi — finished 14th overall.
The Lexus’s success could have been twofold, with a Lexus IS-F finishing runner-up in the SP8 class, only one lap behind the class winner.
And in the SP3T class, a two-litre turbo Lexus RC placed fourth after completing 122 laps, the same number as the class’s second- and third-placed vehicles.
This year’s victory marks Lexus’s sixth class victory since 2012 in the Nurburgring 24 Hours race.