In recent years the 'Green Hell' of the Nurburgring in Germany has also played a significant role in the development of Lexus 'F' vehicles.
All Lexus vehicles that wear the F badge are born of a pure passion for driving, dedicated to performance and have a unique Lexus perspective on extreme driver engagement.
A Lexus engineer, Yukihiko Yaguchi, initiated the Lexus F project on his days off, following his dream of creating a car with capabilities that were 'the best around'. The result was the Lexus IS F - a fast, thrilling sports sedan that challenged the competition and resonated with drivers around the world.
These vehicles are engineered for performance, with each including a specially developed high performance engine specific to the vehicle, along with aggressively tuned handling.
Lexus F vehicles are designed from the ground up to amplify the driver's skill, rather than demand an advanced level of driving expertise. Behind the wheel of a Lexus F, you'll discover pure driving joy that is both physical and emotional.
Visually identified by the expressive F Sport mesh grille and upgrades inside and out, the F Sport range delivers a uniquely exhilarating driving experience.DISCOVER THE F SPORT RANGE
The 2014 season marked Lexus' ninth year on the racing circuit, with six teams competing in RC GT 500 vehicles and claiming both second and third place in the championship.
Lexus continues to race the legendary Nurburgring 24 hour, developing a GT3 variant of the recently released RC F sports coupe specifically for this and other global races.
Images and videos show professional drivers on closed circuits