A new team is ready to enter the competition in the year 2016. This is the F Performance Racing and has emerged from an agreement between Lexus and Paul Gentilozzi. The vehicle chosen to compete this is the Lexus RC F GT3, which will be driven by veteran driver, Scott Pruett. During the first year only participate in some tests, the mode of development, to devote himself full-time in the season 2017/2018.
Jeff Bracken, vice president and General Manager of Lexus, said that “the main mission of F Performance Racing is to strengthen the mark ‘F’ Lexus through the application of lessons learned from the races, while it nurtures a culture of engineering to transfer that knowledge to the dynamic development of production vehicles high high performance. We are very excited about this collaboration and your effort in the competition might mean for the brand in the coming years.”
The model is taken as the basis is the Lexus RC F-series, the same that we had the chance to try. You will use the same engine V8 of 5.0 liters, which has been strengthened for the occasion, and he will more than 500 horses. He has mounted a gearbox sequential six-speed transmission adapted to circuit. In addition, the brand has managed to reduce its weight until the 1,300 kg.
The pilot Scott Pruett has a long experience linked to Lexus, has even won the 24 hours of Daytona on several occasions. “When Lexus left the competition I made a commitment to be there to help them when it came time. That time is now and could not be more excited to represent Lexus as the ambassador of your brand performance and on the track with RC F GT3 F Performance”.
Source – Lexus