Lexus RC F GT Concept Heads to Long Beach Grand Prix, USA

Lexus will be present at the Long Beach Grand Prix, USA this weekend, with the all-new and high-performance Lexus RC F GT, which will be driven by professional drivers Scott Pruett and Roger Yasukawa.

In order to make this car a real racer, the engineers from Lexus have made some serious modifications at the body style, which now fits carbon fiber and composite materials, making it lighter with around 360 kg. All the modifications were carried out at the Lexus Development Centre, Japan.

In terms of mechanicals, the Lexus RC F GT features a reinforced suspension system with adjustable configurations, while the stability management system has been also modified for improved use on the track. Also, the racer has also received a high-performance exhaust system, modified lubrication and cooling system.

Even with the additional modifications, the Lexus RC F GT still packs the same 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, with the stock 351 kW and 530 Nm of torque.

Concerning about a soon release of a future production series, Jeff Bracken, Vice President at Lexus, explained: “The high performance RC F coupe and GS F sedan are geared toward enthusiast drivers and make a very strong statement about Lexus’ engineering capabilities. The GT Concept shows the opportunities of the platform and powertrain that underpins our F models.”

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