|By JCN Newswire||
|February 28, 2014 03:30 AM EST||
The RC F GT3 concept, developed to meet Group GT3 international racing standards, weighs just 1,250 kg and comes with a modified version of the base RC F's V8 engine, producing a maximum output exceeding 540 horsepower.
Lexus will supply GT3-compliant(2) vehicles to racing teams starting in 2015, with vehicle testing to start this year. GT3 cars can enter many races around the world, such as the 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race in Germany and the Super Taikyu Endurance and Super GT series in Japan.
Lexus is increasing its motorsports activities to increase the opportunities for car enthusiasts and customers to experience the excitement of motorsports all over the world. It is part of a collection of lifestyle activities that builds on the brand campaign slogan of "Amazing in Motion". Other initiatives, such as the Lexus Design Award(3) and Lexus Short Films(4) demonstrate how, along with motorsports, Lexus is speaking to and reaching new audiences.
(1) Press days: March 4-5; Public days: March 6-16
(2) Certified by the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile)
(3) Design competition providing an opportunity for young creators to showcase their work at a global design event
Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products. As of the end of December 2012, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 52 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.
Toyota Motor Corporation Public Affairs Division Global Communications Department Tel: +81-3-3817-9926
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