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To help ensure the company’s new supercar doesn’t show up as tomorrow’s news after being wrapped around a pole, Lexus has created the Lexus LFA Driver Development school to get educated on how to control their amazing new machine.
In this video that spotlights the Lexus LFA Driver Development School, several LFAs are seen trekking along at Infineon Raceway at Sonoma, California. Scott Pruett, Lexus’ official LFA promotion driver, can be seen speaking about the LFA. But what really caught our attention is Tony Brakohiapa, a Formula Drift driver and instructor at Infineon Raceway, who takes the LFA drifting. Even though we’ve been fortunate enough to get behind the wheel of the LFA and take it well past 160-mph, the thought of going sideways never really occurred to us. Then again, we’re not paid to destroy tires for a living.
Check out the video after the break.
[Source: Wrecked Magazine]
The sole commercial for the Lexus LFA shows the $375,000 supercar doing a seemingly impossible feat; shattering a champagne flute with its engine note. Watching the special “behind the scenes” video put together by Lexus makes it a lot more believable; a physics professor from the University of Southern California was brought in to help calculate the various frequencies required from the engine, and what size and thickness of glass would break in an appropriate manner (seriously). The man behind the wheel is famous racing driver and commentator Scott Pruett, and he gets the pleasure of running the LFA up and down through the gears in its quest for champagne-glass-carnage. The one question we have is, “how the hell did Lexus get a dyno installed in the middle of an empty warehouse?” Hit the jump for some of these answers, and more awesome LFA footage.
If you’re a Lexus enthusiast and can get to Miami for January 27th, the Japanese luxury brand wants to give you the opportunity to see its sporty side. Lexus is hosting an F-Sport Track Event at Homestead-Miami Speedway, allowing folks the chance to get behind the wheel of the IS-F, as well as F-Sport equipped IS and GS models.
The vehicles will be available for autocross driving, where Lexus aims to show-off the IS-F’s capabilities, as well as show just how much the F-Sport performance goodies can enhance the dynamic-side of the Lexus driving experience.
Better yet, one lucky individual from each session will win a hot lap of Homestead in the new 552-hp Lexus LFA supercar, driven by none other than legendary Grand Am pilot and two-time Rolex Sports Car Series Champion Scott Pruett.
See the press release below for more information and rules, or visit the link to register before the slots fill up:
Official release after the jump: