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2014-03-04 10:46

RACE TUNED: Lexus is showing its RC F GT3 racing concept at the 2014 Geneva auto show. It weighs only 1250kg and its V8 engine is capable of about 400kW. Image: Lexus

GENEVA, Switzerland - Lexus is debuting a racing version of its RC F performance coupe at the 2014 Geneva auto show. It was first show on March 4.

The automaker says the RC F GT3 concept weighs 1250kg and has been developed to meet international GT3 racing standards. It has modified version of the RC F's V8 engine that's good for about 400kW.

IMAGE GALLERY: Lexus RC F GT3

The car is 4.7m long x 2m wide x 1.27m tall with a 2.73m wheelbase.

Lexus will supply GT3-compliant vehicles, certified by the International Automobile Federation to racing teams starting in 2015, with vehicle testing commencing later in 2014.

RACE READY

GT3-compliant vehicles are an attractive option for race events globally and are eligible for numerous events, including the Nurburgring 24 Hours in Germany and the Super Taikyu Endurance and Super GT series in Japan.

Lexus SA general manager Justin Ryan said: “Motorsport is an exciting new channel for Lexus and gives the brand an opportunity to showcase its credentials in the arena of vehicle dynamics, while also complementing its focus on design.”

In addition to motorsport activities, Lexus has recently launched other global initiatives to highlight the luxury marque's design focus, including the Lexus Design Award, Lexus Short Films, Beyond by Lexus magazine and Intersect by Lexus brand stores, says the automaker.

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