Lexus Unveils Another Sporty Concept Vehicle
Lexus prepares for the Time Attack competition at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Something more, the luxurious brand will demonstrate the special and unique RC F GT Concept. The vehicle is especially designed and based on the IS F CCS-R model, that competed at Pikes Peak back in 2013. The event itself is really popular and in its core is a race battle with the clock. But along with the best times, the judges will also choose the winner and for his abilities. Reaction, confidence and smooth ride are also part of the competition.
But the RC F GT Concept is not only a competition vehicle. It also represents a pivotal piece of the Lexus F, along with the upcoming GT3 program. Pretty similar to the IS F CCS-R units, whose role in motorsport helped the development of key components, the GT Concept program will continue to improve the F brand's mission. This will also allow Lexus engineers to try out some interesting ideas, that might happen to be the right ones.
The concept itself
With a focused race attitude, the RCF GT comes with numerous changes, compared to the street model. The Concept weights about 800 lbs. But it also retains the same engine and transmission. And with the concept vehicle, engineers can test the engine, transmission and chassis and can think of some changes and tuning ideas, that can make the car even better. So, here is a list with full information about the car itself:
|Curb weight||3130 lbs. (1420 kgs.)|
|Engine displacement||5.0 Liter|
|Horsepower/torque||467+ Hp at 7100 rpm/ 390+ lbs.-ft at 4800 rpm|
|Transmission||8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode|
|Wheelbase||107.4 inches (2730 mm)|
|Overall Length||189.2 inches (4805 mm)|
|Overall Width||77.8 inches (1915 mm)|
|Overall Height||53.4 (1357 mm)|
|Weight Reduction||Carbon fiber construction of: hood, roof, trunk lid, door panels, front and rear over fenders, front canards, rear spoiler, interior trim and dashboard. Polycarbonate window.|
|Tires||Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08R 265/40R18 Yokohama ADVAN A005 280/680R18|