Back in 2014 the Japanese automaker used the same Swiss venue to reveal the previewing Lexus RC F GT3 concept, and now the company is back with the production version – ready to rock your track dreams.
Now the race-ready version has been previewed online ahead of the actual worldwide premiere in front of the audience of the Geneva Motor Show in menacing all black demeanor. The RC F GT3 will be a pure thoroughbred race car complete with ample aero perks – including large rear wing and diffuser. It will debut in Europe and then start a busy racing schedule in United States, Japan, and Europe. In America, two examples are part of the 3GT Racing team and take part in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series. In the Land of the Rising Sun, another couple are prepared for the GT300 class of the Super GT Series as part of the LM corsa team. On the old continent, the Farnbacher Racing and Emil Frey Racing will resume the development work and then take their units to GT3 races.
The GT3 version of course started life as a regular RC F and adopts a larger 5.4-liter V8 engine with more than 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts), compared to the 467-hp 5.0-liter standard version. All the power will be directed to the track using a six-speed sequential gearbox specifically developed for the racer, which tips the scales at 2,866 pounds (1,300 kilograms), which is a huge slim down from the street-legal Lexus RC F (3,958 lbs / 1,795 kg).