Lexus Prepares Track-Focused RC F GT Production Model

Lexus RC F GT Concept

Lexus looks to be moving forward with a production version of the RC F GT Concept that debuted in 2016 — a new camouflaged prototype has been spotted in Germany showing off an updated exterior and a fixed rear wing:

Lexus RC F GT Rear

The RC F GT Concept was developed alongside the original production car, and both shared the same V8 engine and transmission. The RC F GT featured track-focused lubrication and cooling systems, plus a performance exhaust and an adjustable suspension. However, the major difference is weight: the RC F GT shaved off 800 lbs. due to the extensive use of composite materials.

Lexus RC F

The RC F GT Concept also made an appearance at the 2016 Car & Driver Lightning Lap, where it finished only .2 second slower than the all-time leader, the 2017 Ford GT. Here’s the recorded lap of the Virginia International Raceway:

It’s too early to speculate just how the RC F GT will be sold, but having a moderately accessible track-focused variant of an existing production car is a major step for Lexus performance. Be sure to check out Auto Express for more photos of the prototype.