LEXUS TO PRESENT NEW 2017 RC F GT3 AT THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

  • All-new 2017 RC F GT3 competing in racing championships in the USA and Japan, as well as selected European events
  • European Premiere at the Geneva Motor Show

 

Lexus is increasing its focus on motorsport in 2017 with the RC F GT3, aiming to strengthen the performance image of its brand with a growing audience of race enthusiasts worldwide.

The all-new car, now homologated by the FIA, motorsport’s governing body, will participate in racing championships in USA and Japan, as well as a number of selected European races.

In the USA, Lexus has supplied two Lexus RC F GT3 to the 3GT Racing team, to compete in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series.

In Japan, two cars are contesting the GT300 class of the Super GT Series with the LM corsa team.

In Europe, Farnbacher Racing and Emil Frey Racing, the two teams which competed in VLN Endurance series with RC F GT3 prototype vehicles last year, will continue their development work this season, aiming to compete at higher levels in GT3 racing in Europe in the future. On this basis, they will compete in European races in 2017, including selected events in the International GT Open series.

Last year Lexus became the first Asian carmaker to win a VLN Endurance Championship race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with an RC F GT3 prototype claiming overall victory in the VLN9 race on 8 October.

Lexus also achieved outstanding results last year with the RC F GT500, another racing car derived from the RC F. The 2016 RC F GT500 dominated the Super GT series in Japan last year, with Team SARD and drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Kohei Hirate respectively claiming the team and drivers’ championship titles in the GT500 category.

RC F GT3 technical specifications

Engine 5.4-litre V8
Max. power >500bhp/373kW
Transmission 6-speed sequential
Wheels 13 x 18in with centre lock
Brakes Iron discs
Overall length (mm) 4,845
Overall width (mm) 2,030
Overall height (mm) 1,270
Wheelbase (mm) 2,730
Kerb weight (kg) 1,300

Lexus Press Team

For further information, please contact one of the following:
James Clark on 01737 367919 or by e-mail at james.clark@tgb.toyota.co.uk
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