Japanese car maker Lexus has unveiled their new Safety Car, the RC F, for Australia’s touring car racing competition, V8 Supercars. Lexus has also introduce the GS 350 F Sport Course Car and the IS 350 F Sport Medical Car for competition. The new RC F Safety Car is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 engine that produces 470 bhp and 530 Nm of torque. The Course Car and the Medical Car, both, receive a 3.5-liter V6 engine that put out 312 bhp of power and 378 Nm of torque.
Speaking about company’s partnership with V8 Supercars, Sean Hanley chief executive of Lexus Australia said, “V8 Supercars is the world’s leading touring car series and our involvement as supplier of vehicles reflects the new energy in our brand and our dynamic model lines. This partnership is also the perfect opportunity to show Australian motorsport fans the new RC F, which is just as suited to driving on a track as it is on the road.”
James Warburton, chief executive officer of V8 Supercars added, “We are proud and excited that Lexus has chosen our sport to showcase their high performance credentials. The stunning RC F safety car will be a feature of its own, and together with the IS 350 F Sport and GS 350 F Sport, we are absolutely delighted these ultra-high performance vehicles will be an integral part of V8 Supercars in 2015.”
The RC F, GS 350 F Sport and IS 350 F Sport models would be seen in their role with V8 Supercars at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide from February 26 to March 1.
Source: V8 Supercars