Lexus RC F GT Concept to Participate in Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Lexus RC F GT Concept Pikes Peak

Lexus will be competing in the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this Sunday with the new RC F GT Concept:

A focused race car involving a high level of composite materials, the RCF GT Concept weighs about 800 lbs. less (3130 lbs.) than the street version, while retaining the same engine and transmission as the production RC F, though states of tune are adjusted for the competition environment.

With RC F GT Concept, engineers can test the engine, transmission and chassis components in various conditions, experimenting with different tuning ideas, settings and software.

The RC F GT concept will be participating in the Time Attack class, and will be piloted by 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Justin Bell. Here are some photos:

Looking forward to following along — best of luck, team!