This year, German racing's crown jewel The Nurburgring 24 Hours will feature more spectacular cars than usual. Located in the Eifel Hills of Germany, the Nurburgring race track has served as a testing ground for not just automakers fine tuning their designs for racing cars but also for production cars. 2 weeks after the 24 Hours of Le Mans, racing will once again take center stage with over 200 entrants ready for this years big race.
This year's race will feature 2 new Aston Martin V12 Zagatos, several Porsche 911 GT3's, an Audi R8 LMS and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. Among the entrants making a big splash are the two teams from Gazoo Racing and their Lexus LFA's. The Japanese supercar team is made up almost entirely of Toyota employees and has already managed an overall fifth place finish and a class win in the SP8 class (consisting of cars with naturally aspirated engines over 4.0-liters). Gazoo has a top group of Japanese drivers lined up to drive their no. 111
Lexus LFA and their no. 119 LFA., which is important because they will also face stiff competition from the Manthey Racing Team and their Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, already winners in their group. The Nurburgring 24 Hours is set to run from June 25-June 26.