Lexus will debut the RC F GT3 racing concept at the Geneva Motor Show next week, as the first step in the brand’s plan to support GT3 sports car racing in 2015 — here are the first published photos:
Developed over two years by Lexus International and subsidiary Techno Craft, the RC F GT3 concept is powered by a modified version of the RC F’s V8 engine that produces 540+ hp (397kw).
The race car is wider and lower than the standard RC F, and with its interior stripped to racing specification, weighs just 1,250 kg/2,755.8 lbs.
Lexus will supply GT3-compliant vehicles to racing teams starting in 2015, with vehicle testing to start this year. GT3 cars can enter many races globally, such as the 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race in Germany and the Super Taikyu Endurance and Super GT series in Japan.
[Source: Lexus Europe]