There is going to be a new addition in the racing car family by the Japanese brand Lexus. Lexus is stepping into motor sports with its 2017 Lexus RC F GT3 model. The new variant will carry the Lexus RC F high performance coupe’s feature that was sold in 2014. The prototype of the Lexus RC F GT3 has even won the Endurance Championship race at the Nurburgring Nordschleife Germany making Lexus proud to be the first Asian Car maker to win this race. The motorsports FIA menagment has also approved the car and it is now ready to take part in the Japan and USA championships along with GT Open series.
2017 Lexus RC F GT3 Exterior
Unlike the GT500’s weaker styling, the RC F GT3 have some defined and well formed exterior outlines. The RC F GT3 features a wide spindle grille with exclusive Lexus badge and a big air splitter below the grille. In line with the splitter, two corner winglets are added to façade. Two large cooling vents are also presented on the roof. The car is kept light weighted by utilizing carbon fiber. The door panels, dashboard, inner trims, hood, trunk and wings all are made of carbon fiber. The stability is also being improved while maintaining the downforce and speed at the bends, thanks to the tall and wide spoiler assembled at the back of the car. This racing giant has an overall height of 50 inches and 89.2 inches length. It is 78.75 inches wide with a wheelbase of 107.5 inches. As compared to the production RC F it is even 495 Kg lighter and carries a curb weight of 1300 Kg.
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Lexus RC F GT3 2017 Interior
What is inside the cabin? Well that is a mystery yet. The Lexus team has not revealed any interior detail, neither any photograph to give any idea. However, while keeping Lexus standard in mind we can say that the new Lexus race car will be outfitted with a powerful racing steering wheel and an intriguing instrument cluster. Along with other racing requirements by the FIA the car will be equipped with single sport seat, roll cage and a fire extinguisher.
2017 Lexus RC F GT3 interior
The new Lexus RC F GT3 2017 is catering a powerful 5.4 liter V8 engine which is able to generate 540+ horsepower and mated with six speed gear box sequential transmission. The handling and agility is improvised with fine tuned suspension. There is not much detail revealed regarding the brake system except that the brakes have iron rotors and the 13 x 18 inches wheels have central locks. The top speed and fuel efficiency of the racing car is yet to be disclosed by the company.
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Price and Release Date
The price and releasing date of the 2017 Lexus RC F GT3 has not discussed by the Lexus team. So, you all have to wait patiently to get your hands on this sports beauty.
The new Lexus RC F GT3 is going to be showcased at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, so all the race car lovers should expect more details to be disclosed by that time.
2017 Lexus RC F GT3 photos