Lexus’ latest wonder – RC F driven by Kazuki Nakajima and James Rossiter, gave the Lexus Racing team their second consecutive series victory in a dramatic reversal at the Buriram United Super GT Race, Round 7 of the Autobacs Super GT series, held recently at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand. This win in the GT500 class puts the Petronas Tom RC F Team in the lead in the season rankings while the No. 37 KeePer TOM’S RC F Team represented by Andrea Caldarelli and Daisuke Ito sits in second place in the standings.
According to Takayuki Yoshitsugu, Chief Representative, Middle East and North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, “The Lexus RC F teams again proved their mettle with a superb finish to end Round 7 of the Autobacs Super GT series. It was a hard fought victory which was earned by a combination of great driving and a calculated pit stop strategy and I congratulate the No. 36 Petronas Tom RC F team for their victory and amazing performance. Moreover, the Lexus RC F with its uncompromising performance and durability has once again stamped its authority in this series. Lexus’ participation in motor sports is an important aspect of our ongoing development to make even better road cars to satisfy our customers and adds to our acclaimed performance heritage.”
The Lexus RC-F is a car, in the words of its chief engineer, “that’s made for the track.” In the RC F, Chief Engineer Yaguchi—the very same mind that brought us the first IS F 10 years ago—had taken both the best of Lexus’ IS F performance thinking (the RC F draws from his previous creation with its bulging hood and swooping fender vents) and the forward-thinking LF-CC aerodynamics.
Like the LF-CC, the RC F sports enormous air intakes, along with the sleekness of a two-door body and the LF-CC’s protruding spindle grille; it also holds the distinction of being the first completely new production model to come with the spindle grille.
And there are, of course, signs of the LFA as well—the RC F will be offered with available carbon fibre parts, and the instrument panel design and speed-sensing rear spoiler (which helps hold the vehicle to the ground at speeds above 50 mph) also pay homage to the Lexus super car.
Although the Lexus IS F, LFA, and LF-CC all form part of the RC F’s DNA, Yaguchi designed the RC F to stand on its own and influence future models. It’s the future of Lexus performance, the purest form of the new Lexus design language, and the next chapter in Lexus’ ongoing reinvention.
Encouraged by innovation, the process to create a Lexus vehicle is unique within the automotive industry. Taking inspiration from fields as diverse as the fashion industry, architecture, the arts and medicine, each vehicle is painstakingly crafted to meet Lexus’ exacting standards.
In Oman, every Lexus vehicle comes with special benefits and privileges such as 6 years unlimited extended mileage protection and Lexus Prestige Club Card that offers 24 hours on-road assistance from AAA.