Lexus automaker has just unveiled its latest creation - the RC F GT3 built by Toyota Technocraft Japan. This race car is powered by the same 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8 of the road car and delivering in excess of 500 hp. The RC F GT3 will help develop technologies for Lexus’s future models.
Mated to that engine is a six-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters driving the rear wheels. Impressively, the RC F tips the scales at 1300 kg which is over 500 kg less than the road-legal model.
A core mission of F Performance Racing is to strengthen the Lexus’ F brand by applying lessons gleaned from racing, while nurturing an engineering culture that transfers that knowledge to dynamic, high performance passenger car development.
As any other GT3-class race car, the new Lexus model also has a multitude of aerodynamic elements to distinguish it from the production car. They include the new front splitter, flared and squared off wheel arches, new side skirts and of course the massive rear wing. Inside, carbon fibre has been used extensively to help achieve the aforementioned 1300 kg weight figure.