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Toyota GR GT3 Concept To Spawn Lexus Road Car

23 Jun 2023
  • What are the design features and powertrain for the GR GT3 Concept?
  • What is Toyota's aim for racing and road-going vehicles?

In an exciting development for motorsport enthusiasts and luxury car aficionados alike, Toyota has officially announced that the GR GT3 Concept will serve as the foundation for a new Lexus road car. With rumors swirling about the potential successor to the acclaimed RC F, this confirmation has sparked a wave of anticipation throughout the automotive industry.

The Toyota GR GT3 Concept made its debut at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon, showcasing the brand's commitment to performance and innovation. Designed to meet the rigorous demands of GT3 racing, the concept car boasted a striking aerodynamic design, advanced racing technology, and a powerful engine.

A new Lexus road car

A new Lexus road car

Toyota's decision to utilize the GR GT3 Concept as the basis for a new Lexus road car demonstrates the brand's dedication to leveraging its motorsport expertise to enhance its production models. By transferring knowledge and technologies from the race track to the road, Toyota aims to deliver a thrilling driving experience to its customers.

While specific details about the upcoming Lexus road car are scarce at this stage, industry experts speculate that it could potentially be the next-generation RC F. The current RC F has already garnered a reputation for its impressive performance and luxurious features, making it a prime candidate for a successor built upon the GR GT3 Concept.

One can expect the Lexus road car derived from the GR GT3 Concept to inherit its aggressive and aerodynamic styling cues. The purposeful lines, enlarged air intakes, and a prominent rear wing seen on the concept car are likely to make their way into the production model, giving it a bold and commanding presence on the road.

Performance-wise, the GR GT3 Concept boasted a powerful engine capable of delivering exhilarating speeds. It wouldn't be a surprise if the Lexus road car incorporates a high-performance powertrain, likely an upgraded version of the existing V8 engine found in the RC F. With enhanced power and optimized driving dynamics, the new Lexus model is expected to offer a level of performance that enthusiasts crave.

Inside the cabin, one can anticipate a blend of sportiness and luxury that befits the Lexus brand. High-quality materials, exquisite craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology are likely to create an inviting and driver-focused environment. Advanced safety features and connectivity options should also be part of the package, ensuring a well-rounded and modern driving experience.

A new generation of high-performance Lexus models

A new generation of high-performance Lexus models

Toyota's decision to spawn a Lexus road car from the GR GT3 Concept is a testament to the company's commitment to pushing the boundaries of performance and innovation. By capitalizing on the expertise gained through motorsport endeavors, Toyota and Lexus aim to create a vehicle that captures the hearts of driving enthusiasts and elevates the brand's image in the highly competitive luxury sports car segment.

While we eagerly await more information about the upcoming Lexus road car, one thing is certain: it is poised to be an exciting addition to the brand's lineup. As Toyota continues to blur the lines between racing and road-going vehicles, enthusiasts can look forward to a new generation of high-performance Lexus models that combine exhilarating performance with the utmost refinement.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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The 20th BMW Art Car is being presented to the public for the first time today at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Designed by renowned New York-based contemporary artist Julie Mehretu, the project transforms the BMW M Hybrid V8 racecar into a performative work of art, continuing a longstanding tradition of BMW Art Cars and competitive racing. Just a few weeks after its World Premiere in the French capital, the newest edition in the storied BMW Art Car collection will compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“The whole BMW Art Car project is about invention, about imagination, about pushing limits of what can be possible. I don’t think of this car as something you would exhibit. I am thinking of it as something that will race in Le Mans. It’s a performative painting. My BMW Art Car was created in close collaboration with motorsport and engineering teams,” says Julie Mehretu. “The BMW Art Car is only completed once the race is over.”

The collaboration between BMW and Julie Mehretu also includes a joint commitment to a series of PanAfrican Translocal Media Workshops for filmmakers, which will tour various African cities in 2025 and 2026, and will culminate in a major exhibition at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town.

“The BMW Art Cars are an essential part of our global cultural commitment. For almost 50 years, we have been cooperating with artists who are just as fascinated by mobility and design as they are by technology and motorsports. Julie Mehretu's vision for a racing car is an extraordinarily strong contribution to our BMW Art Cars series,” said Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. “Julie Mehretu has created more than an amazing Art Car. Her ideas provided the impetus for us to expand the cultural commitment of our Art Cars to promote the creativity of young artists in Africa.”