2017 LEXUS RC F GT3
2017 LEXUS RC F GT3
Lexus is increasing its focus on motorsport in 2017 with the Lexus RC F GT3, aiming to strengthen the performance image of its brand with a growing audience of race enthusiasts worldwide.
The all-new car 2017, now homologated by the sport’s governing body, the FIA, will participate in racing championships in USA and Japan, as well as a number of selected European races.
In the USA, Lexus has supplied two Lexus RC F GT3 2017 to the 3GT Racing team, to compete in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series.
In Japan, two cars are contesting the GT300 class of the Super GT Series with the LM corsa team.
In Europe, Farnbacher Racing and Emil Frey Racing, the two teams which competed in VLN Endurance series with Lexus RC F GT3 prototype vehicles last year, will continue their development work this season, aiming to compete at higher levels in GT3 racing in Europe in the future. On this basis, they will compete in European races in 2017, including selected events in the International GT Open series.
Last year, Lexus became the first Asian carmaker to win a VLN Endurance Championship race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a Lexus RC F GT3 prototype claiming overall victory at the VLN9 race on 8 October.
Lexus also achieved outstanding results last year with the Lexus RC F GT500, another racing car derived from the RC F. The 2016 Lexus RC F GT500 dominated the Super GT series in Japan last year, with Team SARD and drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Kohei Hirate respectively claiming the team and drivers’ championship titles in the GT500 category.
- Vehicle Name LEXUS RC F GT3 2017
- Power 373+ kW (500+ hp)
- Transmission 6-sd sequential racing box
- Wheels 13x18 ft, 13 x 18 rr - centre-lock
- Wheelbase 2730 millimeters
- Overall Length 4845 millimeters
- Overall Width 2030 millimeters
- Overall Height 1270 millimeters
- Curb Weight 1,300 kilograms