Discover Lexus’ dedication to the race track through its research and development used to bring its supercars to life.
Born from true passion, the supercar LFA set new standards in the world of motorsports and represented Lexus’ dedication and became its benchmark in the world of high performance cars.
SHIBETSU PROVING GROUNDS
The Shibetsu Proving Grounds located in northern Japan has three different tracks used to test several Lexus models, including the initial LS400, the LFA and other high-performance models. The track has long been a top-secret racetrack for Lexus, so much so that the veil of secrecy was mistaken for a fort by the Soviets in the eighties. The test track is hidden behind tall metal frames and heavy security—all designed to keep Lexus’ latest models confidential. The racetrack is perfect for Lexus testing as it features different twists and turns, road conditions and has both tree and building lined roads.
Ready, set, go! Lexus became both the first Japanese and Asian automotive brand to win a VLN Endurance Championship held at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the Lexus RC F GT3 prototype in 2016. The RC F GT3 was the perfect blend of engineering from its front fenders designed to reduce dragging, a rear spoiler that boosts stability while raising speed across the tightest curves, and its thrilling engine that delivers 540 hp.
Lexus’ goal is to develop and engineer a motorsports culture that inspire passion in our engineering teams that not only wins races, but ultimately trickles down to the success and credibility of the F brand. After the success of the LFA – Lexus remains committed to motorsports, and its success are evident with its impressive wins across circuits around the world.