Using the RC sports coupe as the base, Lexus Gazoo Racing has modified the luxury car into a top level racer. The RC F GT3 has been manufactured for customer teams to race in GT racing series in both North America and Japan.
With the performance coupe as a base, it has been altered to provide more downforce through the carbon fibre side skirts and rear wing, and with louvres over the front wheels, it has been given the best body kit possible to ensure optimum performance. This model is the start of Lexus’s push towards increasing its footprint on the motorsport world, and with the brand known for high performing models, the racetrack is the perfect place to further improve the road-going vehicles.
In the US, the RC F GT3 will be raced by the 3GT Racing team in the IMSA WeatherTechSportsCar Championship series, while in Japan it will take part in the Super GT GT300 class with the LMcorsa team.
Koei Saga, chief officer and technical director of Toyota Gazoo Racing, said:
“I’m pleased that we are able to introduce the Lexus RC F GT3 in the GT3 category, which represents the highest level of customer racing. The first step is to place four cars in races in the USA and Japan, but in the future we will nurture our RC F GT3 into a model that is loved by customers worldwide.”