New Lexus RC F GT Prototype Spotted at Nürburgring

Lexus RC F GT 2

A second prototype of the upcoming production-model RC F GT has been spotted at the Nürburgring in Germany — from Motor1:

Lexus RC F GT Back

The RC F GT Concept debuted in 2016 after it 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.

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.