Lexus RX 400h NPO MOTO-CP #263 2005

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  1. Ettick

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    The #263 NPO MOTO-CP Lexus RX 400h was the first ever hybrid car to finish a 24 major hour race when it completed the 2005 24 Hours of Nurburgring, with full factory support from the Lexus Vehicle Performance Development Division. This is an incredibly important historic landmark and has likely contributed to the rise of the hybrid power-trains that they use in WEC today.

    Piloted by Marc Duez, Kanami Takeda, Yasushi Kikuchi, and Hitosho Gotoh, this car ran in the S1 Alternative Fuels class where it initially qualified 195th overall with a time of 11 minutes and 42.812 seconds. It ended up finishing 13th in class and 79th overall after having a crash about a quarter way through the race.

    Specifications:
    Weight: 1300kg claimed (1900kg stock, so this may be inaccurate)
    Power: 268hp (stock)
    Torque: 212 ft/lb (stock)
    Top speed: 125mph (stock)
    Drivetrain layout: FF

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  2. Naveek Darkroom

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    It's amusing to see something like this beside a racing 911.
     
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  3. The Vanishing Boy

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    -> Simply remove all its stickers, you wouldn't mistake it as a heavily-tinted dropped RX-h that an Asian nurse (who is a part-time Hot Import Nights model) who works at that hospital. :drool:

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  4. JKgo

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    ...?? Is this thing for real?? Obviously voted. What a fantastic troll car.
     
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    FF?? What a waste.
     
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  6. Ettick

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    Clearly this was also the precursor to a certain hybrid Nissan entry at a certain 24 hour race last year.
     
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