The high-performanceLexus RC F coupe will be featured this year as V8 Supercars' official Safety Car. In addition, a GS 350 F Sport and an IS 350 F Sport models will also be on track as the championship's official course and medical cars. V8 Supercars is an annual world's touring car series and the involvement of the company as supplier of vehicles reflects its new energy. It also presents the dynamism and performance credentials of the cars in brand's lineup.
RC F is the latest model to wear the F badge. It is powered by the 5.0-litre V8 engine. The unit generates 477 horsepower (351kW) and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of optimum torque. The car will be included in each of 2015 V8 Supercars Championship events.
The car features aggressive and aerodynamic curves, and along with that it includes racetrack-developed suspension and brakes. Its power is delivered onto the road through an eight-speed Sports Direct Shift transmission and unique torque vectoring differential.
The GS 350 F Sport will be used as a course car, while the IS 350 F Sport will play the role of medical car. Both vehicles will boast performance and safety credentials to deliver support to V8 Supercars' intense on-track activities.
They are driven by 3.5-litre quad cam V6 unit, which produces 316 hp (233 kW) and 378 Nm (279 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual control via paddle shifters.
2015 Lexus V8 Supercars will start doing their job at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide from 26th of February to 1st of March.