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2014 Lexus LF-CC GT500 Super GT racer revealed

August 18, 2013

With Honda using a concept car as a base for its 2014 entry into the Japanese Super GT championship, Lexus has now announced it will be using a modded version of the striking LF-CC concept car.

2014 Lexus LF-CC GT500 Super GT race car

The LF-CC was originally unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, showcasing a simply gorgeous body design with many futuristic elements. As for the race-prepped version, some of that is carried across.

Looking extremely racy, the LF-CC Super GT car uses a huge front splitter system, a complex intake and air extraction bonnet for added downforce, and extensively widened wheel arches. There’s also a huge rear wing to keep the back end in check.

The LF-CC will be entered into the GT500 class of the racing series which means it will have to adhere to new rules that will be in place for all teams. The regulations will also be shared with the German DTM series from 2014.

Lexus says the new LF-CC will replace the current SC 430 GT500 car currently competing. A vehicle shakedown will take place at Suzuka Circuit this weekend.

As for the road-going production version, the LF-CC concept will spawn a new luxury sports coupe which will go on sale some time in 2015. The model will be a successor to the SC 430, potentially underpinned by a version of the latest Lexus GS platform.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.