Lexus will debut a racing version of its RC F performance coupe at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.
The RC F GT3 concept has been developed to meet GT3 international racing standards.
Weighing just 1,250 kg, the RC F GT3 features a modified version of the RC F’s V8 engine, producing a maximum power output approaching 400 kilowatts.
Lexus will supply GT3-compliant* vehicles to racing teams starting in 2015, with vehicle testing commencing this year.
GT3-compliant vehicles are an attractive option for race events globally and are eligible for numerous events, including the 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race in Germany and the Super Taikyu Endurance and Super GT series in Japan.
Lexus SA General Manager, Justin Ryan, concedes that, “motorsport is an exciting new channel for Lexus and gives the brand an opportunity to showcase its credentials in the arena of vehicle dynamics, while also complementing its focus on design.”
In addition to motorsport activities, Lexus has recently launched other global initiatives to highlight the luxury marque’s design focus, including the Lexus Design Award, Lexus Short Films, Beyond by Lexus magazine and Intersect by Lexus brand stores.
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*Certified by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile).