Lexus Touting The RC-F GT3’s Racing Prowess Even Though It Doesn’t Have Any… Yet.

We have been promised the North American Race Debut of the Lexus RC-F GT3 for quite some time. While it remains uncertain when the RC-F GT3 will see a Race Track, Lexus just debuted a commercial in North America featuring the RC-F GT3. The 30 second clip demonstrates the direct link between F Performance race vehicles and their street counterparts. Specifically in this commercial the F Sport Line of street cars. This is a bold direction for Lexus to go in, the race car hasn’t turned many laps globally and when it did things did not go well.

Lexus has tasked Paul Gentilozzi to lead newly founded F Performance Racing. They are working feverishly to get the current RC-F GT3 on track this season in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Should Lexus make it to a track this season, Scott Pruett and Sage Karam have been tasked with the driving duties.

Lexus is also slated to take part in next year’s FIA’s Balance of Performance test with an all new RC-F GT3. This test is required in order to receive GT3 homologation. Worst case scenario and barring an unforeseen catastrophe Lexus will be at Daytona next season.

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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