The Lexus LF-CC Concept is moving off the show stands and on to the grid for
a season of sporting action next year. The two-door Lexus hybrid concept, which
broke cover at the Paris motor show last year, forms the basis for a new
competition car that will compete in Japan’s Super GT 500 series.
It will take up the baton from the long-serving SC 430, which has delivered two Super GT championship titles for the driver pairing of André Lotterer and Juichi Wakisaka, in 2006 (its debut year) and 2009. Years ago, Lexus also planned to use its LFA supercar, but then decided to continue with the aging SC 430.
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.