Lexus RC F V8 Supercars Safety Car 05

The Lexus RC F, despite the inferior output figure compared to its competitors, seems to slowly gaining interest from various bodies around the world. Last week, the two-door sedan was acquired by the Dubai police force as one of their patrol vehicles. This time, it has been chosen as the official safety car for the V8 Supercars series.

As part of a newly-formed partnership between Lexus and V8 Supercars, the RC F will feature at each of the 15 events this year. While the mechanicals are believed to be left untouched, the sports sedan is embellished with bespoke livery and an emergency lighting bar.

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The RC F, which has 470 hp and 530 Nm from its 5.0-litre V8 mill, will be supported by the IS 350 F Sport medical and GS 350 F Sport course cars. Both feature a 312 hp/378 Nm 3.5-litre V6 engine with an eight-speed auto transmission.

Lexus GS 350 F Sport V8 Supercars Course Car 02

Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley 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,” he added.


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