With the launch of the Lexus LFA and Toyota GT 86, Toyota seems to be back in the sports car game. And now the Japanese auto giant is proving its cars are more than just fun-to-drive and shiny sheetmetal, with each car winning its respective class at this weekend’s Nurburgring 24 Hour Race.
Partnered with Gazoo Racing, this is hardly the Lexus LFA’s first trip round the Green Hell, though while several past efforts proved disastrous, the luxury marque appears committed to erasing any memories by amassing trophies. Competing in the SP8 Class, the Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA topped the podium and finished an impressive 15th overall.
As for the Toyota GT 86 team, car No. 166 placed first in the SP3 class and 46th overall, with the second car placing sixth in class and 65th overall. In addition, another Toyota GT 86 from Toyota Swiss Racing managed a 78th place finish and first overall in the V3 class for stock vehicles.