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 |  Nov 06 2012, 1:32 PM

Lexus race car driver Akira Iida tweeted a photo yesterday, referring to it as his next challenge but saying little more.

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 |  Jul 20 2011, 7:23 AM

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Rumors surfaced late last month that Toyota Motorsport in Germany was developing a Le Mans GT race car based on the Lexus LFA. Now photos have surfaced of what is believed to be the upcoming Lexus LFA GTE racer that will be a future competitor in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. There are of course no concrete details behind the LFA GTE and what it will be packing in order to compete with the likes of Ferrari and Porsche.

The LFA has had some success on the track, taking a class win in a class for most stock vehicles at the 2010 Nurburgring 24 Hours. It really remains to be seen if the LFA will be a potent platform for race teams worldwide, but a successful entry into the 24 Hours of Le Mans will go a long way.

GALLERY: 2012 Lexus LFA GTE

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[Source: MotorsportsRants via Jon Sibal]