Having established itself as one of the must-see concept cars of 2012, the Lexus LF-CC is moving off the show stands and on to the grid for a season of sporting action next year.

The advanced two-door Lexus coupé, which broke cover at the Paris motor show last year, forms the basis for a new competition car that will compete in Japan's Super GT 500 series.

It will take up the baton from the long-serving SC 430, which has delivered two Super GT championship titles for the driver pairing of André Lotterer and Juichi Wakisaka, in 2006 (its debut year) and 2009.

The LF-CC is distinguished by its dynamic styling, which places an emphasis on aerodynamics and cooling performance.