Lexus debuted the RC F coupe, and it took no time in any way for the brands racing division ahead up with the RC F GT500, a vehicle that’s been around considering that late 2014 and was actually quite effective last period. It dominated the Super GT series in Japan as well as earned Team SARD team as well as vehicle drivers’ champion titles in the GT500 group. Now, as the 2017 auto racing season begins, Lexus is at it once more with one more RC F-based racecar, this time around called the RC F GT 3.
Slated to completing in the U.S. GTD course of the IMSA WeatherTech Championship, as well as the GT300 class of the Super GT Collection in Japan. It’s powered by a 5.4-liter V-8 (0.4-liters larger compared to that of the road-going RC F) and also is said to deliver 500+ horsepower with a six-speed sequential racing transmission. If the success of the GT500 is any type of indicator, Lexus likely has another winner on its hands, but we’ll see even more of that in the coming months.
2017 Lexus RC F GT3 Exterior
Compared to the GT500, the brand-new RC F GT3 is a bit a lot more in accordance with the looks of the coupe it is based on. Of course, the pin grille is still there, yet the grille used on the GT 3 has the same proportions of that on the road-going sports car. The large air dam down below is covered in mesh yet looks practical, as well as there are 2 added winglets related to the corners of the fascia to match that of the splitter down below. The hood itself showcases two big cooling vents, while a number of bumps in the front fender flares need to help guide air over the body kit and also toward the back of the cars and truck. The headlights are sleek, and recessed into the body, yet are useful.
Moving over sideways, you’ll find that same sharp body line that runs from the front fenders to the rear taillights, yet down below, there is a big and also large side skirt that maintains things also in between both wheel arcs. The exact same rear fixed glass and also chrome window trim exists, bu the rear wheel arches are broad and provide a ton of downforce on the rear. The standard design of the race auto makes the back side look a little uncomfortable, which probably has something to do with the back wing or the sheer capability of the back quarter flares.
2017 Lexus RC F GT3 Interior
The within the GT3 is a complete secret. Lexus has claimed absolutely nothing concerning it as well as failed to consist of pictures with the cars and truck’s announcement also. And also, while that might hold true, we’re probably not losing out on much. Expect to see a special auto racing steering wheel and also a special instrument collection. Beyond that, there will be a single auto racing seat, roll cage, and also fire extinguisher, among other FIA-required racing tools. The vehicle is said to be appearing at the Geneva Electric motor Show, so we might get a better look at the indoor after that, so inspect back for updates.
2017 Lexus RC F GT3 Under on Hood
Under the hood hides a 5.4-liter V-8 that delivers “500+” horsepower as well as an undisclosed amount of torque. Power is directed to the wheels through a six-speed consecutive auto racing transmission, and also eventually, makes its way to the 18×13 center-lock wheels in the front and rear. Little is found out about the brake system, however apparently, the GT3 utilizes iron blades. Currently what sort of efficiency times we’re discussing here is also a secret, yet that’s usually how it goes with race cars such as this.