New Lexus Race Car Stuns At SEMA

SEMA 2015

Lexus is ready to race!

Lexus’s F Performance racing team will make its 2016 debut in the US with the RC F GT3 that was freshly unveiled at the 2015 SEMA Show. The new Lexus GT3 race car will effectively serve as a test vehicle for other potential F-based race cars that Lexus may build in the future. The RC F GT3 is based on the production RC F but tuned to meet the FIA GT3 regulatory specs. The Lexus race car was built by Toyota Technocraft in Japan and is powered by a a 5.0-liter V8 that process over 500 hp.

The engine is mated with a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters with the car weighing a mere 2,866 pounds. Regarding the new F-branded Lexus GT3 race car, Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager of Lexus stated, “A core mission of F Performance Racing was 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. We are very excited about what this partnership and race effort can mean for the brand in the years to come.”

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