Since we saw for the first once the Lexus LC 500 when it was presented at the last Detroit motor show has already captivated us. Subsequently we have had the chance to see him in person, where you have to admit that win much more. And now we know its variant of competition, the Lexus LC 500 Super GT, that will compete in the national championship passenger cars in Japan. It will replace the current Lexus RC F GT500 that runs in this category.
If the LC 500 production stands out for its dynamic aspect, and some lines very smooth, this Super GT will be for other aspects. Leave the refinement to a side and is presented with a aerodynamic kit much more radical and aggressive. It clear from the beginning that the circuit is its territory, we can getting the intuition by its width or by its huge rear spoiler fixed. Keeps items like headlamps, front and rear headlights, which contribute to personality.
The team Lexus Gazoo Racing has been in charge of the development of this vehicle. Under its hood we will find something very different from what we saw on the Lexus LC 500 street. The engine aspirated V8 5.0 l engine with 473 HP and 527 Nm has been replaced by a small four-cylinder biturbo 2.0-litre with direct injection in order to adapt to the rules. Although it may seem like a small thing, this mechanism can occur up to 600 HP.
Another of the main changes is that it leaves one side of the automatic transmission 10 speeds and now rides a sequential change of six marches. The Lexus LC 500 Super GT will have a minimum weight of 1.020 kg, as required by the regulations. This vehicle will be presented in September during its testing phase. The competition debut will take place in the next season, which begins in the spring 2017. A pity they only go to be able to be seen in Japan.
Source – Lexus Gazoo Racing