Lexus “Next Generation” RC F GT Prototype Makes His Debut at Ninth VLN Meeting at the Nürburgring
Lexus will be starting the ninth VLN Endurance Championship meeting at the Nürburgring with its next generation car. The Lexus “Next Generation” RC F GT prototype is an entirely new vehicle based on the empirical values of its successor whose development is now complete.
“With its new car, Japan is unambiguously signalling its commitment to the continued development of the RC F GT racecar. My brother, Mario, and I are thrilled at the opportunity to subject the first vehicle in Europe to a gruelling Nordschleife trial,” says Dominik Farnbacher.
As an entirely new vehicle is involved, the main focus of attention will be on optimising the chassis setup. To leave nothing to chance, Toyota Technocraft – which builds and supports the racing cars in Japan – will be sending a delegation specially from Yokohama to the Eifel.
“The ‘Next Generation’ RC F GT prototype was developed by systematically further developing the successor model based on the data and improvements which Emil Frey, Farnbacher Racing and the Japan-based deployment team collected during the last two years’ races. The Nordschleife is the ultimate test track and perfectly suited for subjecting the vehicle to an initial endurance test. Our top priority this weekend will be to clock up as many miles as possible and to get to the finishing line,” explains Lexus Switzerland’s Hannes Gautschi.
The four hour race will start on Saturday, 8 October 2016, 12.00h (CET), preceded by qualifying from 08:30h – 10:00h.