In an interesting piece of racing news, the new Lexus IS-F race car made its debut at this weekend's Speed World Challenge GT Series race at Mid Ohio. The car was built by Fordahl Motorsports and is packing a 4.7L V8 race engine that is makes 510hp. The first car on the team was ready for the Mid Ohio race, and second car should be ready by the next race at Elkhart Lake next month. It is interesting to note that these cars are not part of a Lexus factory team but of a private one. Nonetheless it is quite exciting to see these cars being put to use in a real racing series. I am quite interested to see how the IS-F's will stack up against the competition in the Speed World Challenge GT Series.
Here a few photos from Mid Ohio that we found on the my.IS forums, more info about the cars can be found there as well.