This is a racing Lexus LFA. It belongs to some gentlemen at Gazoo Racing and Toyota. Those gentlemen have empowered Mssrs Lida Akira, Oshima Kazuya and Ishiura Hiroaki to race this racing LFA around the Nurburgring in the VLN series.
In race number 5, those drivers scored a fifth-placed finish. Below is some on-board footage of how they did it. In case you’re interested, they finished behind a pair of Porsche 911 GT3 Cups, a Porsche 911 GT3 R and an Audi R8 LMS. Yes, another Audi on the podium. We’re showing you this because riding onboard a Lexus LFA is a rare experience. In fact, seeing one donuting around a Japanese drifting extravaganza is similarly rare.
Video is below. Don’t forget, TopGear.com will be reporting live from the Nurburgring 24hr endurance race next week, so stay tuned for more sleep-deprived live-blogging type action…
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