At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Lexus unveiled a race-ready version of their RC F sports car to share the stage with their luxury offering, the LS 500h. Named the RC F GT3, the race-spec Lexus follows the lines of the RC F GT3 concept that Lexus revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
The RC F GT3, staying true to its racing credentials, sports a thoroughbred race car body complete with a massive wing, diffuser and several other aero bits. Covered in a sinister black matte paint, the RC F GT3 is almost 500 kg lighter than its road-legal cousin.
The engine is a 5.4-litre V8 which is essentially an enlarged version of the road going RC F’s 5.0-litre V8. The power figure lies north of 500 hp. A six-speed sequential gearbox customised for race-car usage handles this enormous grunt.
The Lexus RC F GT3 will appear in several races in the United States, Japan, and Europe soon.