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话语“Lexus” and “motorsport” may not come straight to mind when one thinks of either one, but for a decade 雷克萨斯 has been involved in the Japanese Super GT race series. Basically, the Super GT series is Japan’s answer to other international 房车 series such as the DTM, BTCC, and the V8 Supercars. The Super GT series are split in two different categories; GT300 and GT500. 雷克萨斯’以前的Super GT赛车是基于旧的SC430豪华巡洋舰。但是,他们’ve现在拥有一个打响新赛车手的品牌,它的外观,赛车格栅应有尽有,应有尽有。

It helps that the new car is based on the already fantastic looking 钢筋混凝土 F coupe. Yes, in 2015 雷克萨斯 will be represented on Japanese and European race circuits by a racing version of the 钢筋混凝土 F. Prepare for mega jaw dropping. The 钢筋混凝土 F GT500 car may look like the road car but it’实际上由完全不同的引擎提供动力。标准RC F配备强劲的450马力5.0升自然吸气V8。 钢筋混凝土 F GT500的发动机罩下是’t a V8. Instead you’会发现一个2.0升的四缸涡轮增压R14AG装置,类似于您’ll find the newly launched 雷克萨斯 NX200t.

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还将生产RC F GT3赛车,尽管仅限于三个单位。这些保留公路车’s V8 engine, albeit heavily modified. Maximum output is estimated to be around 397kW/540bhp and the whole car itself will only weigh 1250kg. These cars are bound for various race series in Japan and Europe. The new launch of the 钢筋混凝土 F race cars also gave 雷克萨斯 the opportunity to launch a new logo for its Racing and F division. The hope is to promote awareness of the F Sport brand and for 雷克萨斯’ racing division. For 雷克萨斯 to have a whole division dedicated to racing and 赛车运动s is surely a bold move. I’m hoping we’ll see involvement in other racing series in the future from the Japanese brand. How does a 雷克萨斯 presence in the Australian V8 Supercars sound?

对于大多数人来说,雷克萨斯和F Sport被视为德国人的替代品,但是我们’从雷克萨斯最近看到的是’足以使机构为自己的钱而奔波。 BMW M,Audi RS和Mercedes-AMG都参加了DTM系列比赛,他们的公路车受益于他们参与的DTM系列比赛。那里’s no doubt 雷克萨斯’F司将从他们的GT500赛车中学到很多东西’直到将其转换为他们的公路车只是时间问题。雷克萨斯新西兰公司总经理史蒂夫·普拉涅尔(Steve Pragnell)说“Lexus’s presence in GT500 will elevate the performance credentials of the 雷克萨斯 F range and solidify the 钢筋混凝土 F in the minds of potential customers as a genuine performance car”. It’ll only be a matter of time when 雷克萨斯’F Sport超越了基准,而不是替代品。

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谁会’ve thought the makers of the LS400 would be competing the 赛车运动s arena. Think what you will of 雷克萨斯 but in 26 years they’ve come a long way. The LFA, the launch and quick expansion of the F Sport brand, and a growing presence in 赛车运动. Not to mention the GS F super sedan is just around the corner. Yes, 雷克萨斯 are heading in the right direction. Fingers crossed we’在不久的将来,我会看到一款铁杆RC F GT3公路车。

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