THE LEXUS LFA is returning to the green hell where it will compete once more in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.
The last time the Japanese supercar attacked the famous German course, the only goal was to test the car's readiness for production. This time, Lexus is out for blood.
Lexus and racing partner Gazoo have yet to reveal technical specifications for its race cars, but the 'regular' LFA is powered by a 4.8 litre naturally-aspirated V10 developing 412kW at 8700rpm and 480Nm at 6800rpm.
Top speed is a heady 325km/h and the 0-100km/h sprint is wrapped up in just 3.7 seconds.
The Lexus/Gazoo team will star four drivers from Japan and three from Germany, including six-time winner of the Super Taikyu Endurance Series Takayuki Kinoshita. Joining him is Akira Ida (overall winner of the Tokachi 24 Hours in 1995 and 2007) Armin Hahne (Spa 24 Hours champion in 1982 and 1983) and Jochen Krumbach, second overall in the 2008 Nürburgring 24 Hours.
The 24 Hours of Nurburgring begins on May 13, running through to May 16.