|Country of origin||Japan|
|Configuration||1LR-GSE 72º V 10|
|Location||Front, longitudinally mounted|
|Construction||aluminium alloy block and head|
|Displacement||4.805 liter / 293.2 cu in|
|Bore / Stroke||88.0 mm (3.5 in) / 78.0 mm (3.1 in)|
|Valvetrain||4 valves / cylinder, DOHC, dual VVTi|
|Fuel feed||Fuel Injection|
|Chassis/body||carbon fibre reinforced plastic monocoque|
|Front suspension||double wishbones, anti-roll bar|
|Rear suspension||Multi-link, anti-roll bar|
|Steering||rack-and-pinion, electric power assistance|
|Brakes||cross-drilled and ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all-round|
|Gearbox||6 speed Semi-Automatic|
|Drive||Rear wheel drive|
|Weight||1480 kilo / 3262.8 lbs|
|Length / Width / Height||4505 mm (177.4 in) / 1895 mm (74.6 in) / 1220 mm (48 in)|
|Wheelbase / Track (fr/r)||2605 mm (102.6 in) / 1580 mm (62.2 in) / 1570 mm (61.8 in)|
|Power||552 bhp / 412 KW @ 8700 rpm|
|Torque||480 Nm / 354 ft lbs @ 6800 rpm|
|BHP/Liter||115 bhp / liter|
|Power to weight|| 0.37 bhp / kg|
It will be the first time the production LFA is seen in full-blooded competition, taking on one of the world's most challenging circuits in a marathon test of speed, handling and durability. In two previous outings in the event, development versions of the LFA were raced primarily to help hone performance and handling. This time the LFA will line up as a prime challenger in standard production car guise.
It's a formidable proposition: with its advanced, lightweight composite construction and 552bhp mid-mounted V10 engine, it will reach 62mph in just 3.7 seconds and race on to a top speed beyond 200mph.
Takayuki Kinoshita is a six-time winner of the Super Taikyu Endurance Series and has competed more often and finished higher (fifth overall) at the Nürburgring 24 Hours than any other Japanese driver. Akira Ida was overall winner of the Tokachi 24 Hours in 1995 and 2007, and both Juichi Wakisaka and Kazuya Oshima have recorded consistent success in Japanese Super GT 500 and GT 300 competition.
The German team members are Armin Hahne, winner of the Spa 24 Hours in 1982 and 1983; Jochen Krumbach, who finished second overall in the 2008 Nürburgring 24 Hours; and Andre Lotterer, Super GT 500 champion in 2006 and 2009.
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