The current RC road car was not developed with motorsports in mind—Wilson described the current RC F GT3 race car as an “afterthought.”
“What we’ve all come to learn is that’s not the way you bring a GT3 car to market,” Wilson explained. “Before you put your first line on paper, you decide you’re going to race that car and that shapes the design parameters, the performance parameters of that production car.”
And while he stressed that no official announcement has been made, he hinted that the car will draw heavily from the Toyota GR GT3 concept seen earlier this year at the Tokyo Auto Salon. “It’s fairly safe to connect the dots and suggest that that could be a precursor to the next global GT3 car for Lexus,” Wilson acknowledged.
After Lexus announced its commitment to go full-electric by 2030, the future of its racing program was a huge question mark — it looks like the worry was unwarranted after all. Wilson even gives a timeline for the next-gen model, suggesting it would reach production “in a couple years”.