Lexus LF-CC GT500 Super GT racer sounds insane

Remember the stunning Lexus LF-CC GT500 Japanese touring car revealed earlier this year? A video has now surfaced showing the monster hitting the track for one of the first times.

What you’re hearing is a new, championship-regulated 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine coming from the LF-CC concept-based racer. From next year, all teams running in the GT500 class will be required to run such a configuration. Take a listen below.

The Lexus will compete in the 2014 Super GT championship in Japan along with a Nismo Nissan GT-R GT500 car and a new Honda NSX GT500 racer.

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. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.