LEXUS developed the RC F GT3 to participate in GT3 races
The debut of the car will take place in the framework of the race “24 hours Daytona”.
The LEXUS GAZOO Racing team will present their LEXUS RC F GT3 at the GT3 races in Japan and the United States in the 2017 season.
The LEXUS RC F GT3 was developed on the basis of the RC F coupe specifically for participating in the GT3 race category, which is very popular around the world.
After the debut of the car on the “24 hours of Daytona”, one of the world’s largest endurance races, from January 26 to January 29, 2017 (North American time), Lexus will introduce two cars to the races to be held in Japan and the USA during the 2017 season. . In the USA, the car will compete in the GTD category of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship championships as part of the 3GT Racing team, and in Japan in the GT300 SUPER GT class on the LMcorsa team.
“Lexus as a premium brand is always ready to accept new challenges, as it seeks to amaze customers, anticipating their expectations. Our decision to take part in car races in which the interests of the Lexus brand are represented by private teams will lead to an increase in the performance of our F-models and will give a wonderful experience to our customers, ”notes Tokuo Fukuichi, President of Lexus International.
“I am glad that we can present the LEXUS RC F GT3 in the GT3 category, which represents the highest level of racing with private teams. The first step is to introduce four cars to races in Japan and the USA, and in the future we will turn the RC F GT3 into a model that our customers all over the world will love, ”said Kaye Saga, Chief Specialist and Technical Director of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Factory.
LEXUS GAZOO Racing will pay more attention to motor racing with private participation, producing racing cars based on the LEXUS RC F GT3 model, strengthening the Lexus brand image and attracting the attention of the audience to such car races around the world.
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