There are obviously a few routes a brand cane take with their Vision Gran Turismo prototype racers, and this makes sense. When you play GT6 (or any GT) the cars are classified by power to weight ratio, drivetrain layouts, and myriad other classifications.
So it is not as if all these VGT cars just end up on a track together.
With that in mind, the new Lexus LF-LC GT falls into a much more practical category that hyper-futuristic ideas like the Chevrolet Chaparral or the most recent Renault Alpine.
This LF-LC GT is a down-to-earth look that is very, very similar to the current and upcoming fields of Super GT Lexus racecars based on the RC GT3.
WHat this car and the continued presence of the LF-LC name does indicate? An appetite within Lexus for a range-topping performance coupe. Perhaps based on the hardcore new Toyota Supra FT-1? Time will tell. But the mood is definitely right. $150,000 pricing, tiny 2+2 back seat, and performance to dust even the legendary LFA hypercar. Perhaps with hybrid AWD? Watch this space.
While no engine data or specs are offered with this first-look at the LF-LC GT, it does have racing tech galore. Bold design and a ground-effects body-kit to suck the car to track surfaces, the LF-LC GT might not be outrageous, but it is sure to be extremely rapid.
The newest Lexus racer will be available for gamers after a March update of GT6.
2015 Lexus LF-LC GT Vision Gran Turismo
LEXUS LF-LC GT ”Vision Gran Turismo” Revealed
On January 30th, Lexus announced the LEXUS LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo”. This car is planned for distribution in a free update for the PlayStation®3 exclusive title Gran Turismo 6 due to be released in spring 2015.
In the memorable race season of 2014, Lexus entered the new RC F GT500 in the Super GT GT500 Class and fought for the series title up until the very last race. And as a new race activity for the following year of 2015, Lexus plans to enter the RC F GT3 into the GT3 category, a category that serves as a gentlemen’s race while simultaneously being the ultimate manufacturer’s championship series.
On the backdrop of the racing activity by Lexus, the LEXUS LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo” was developed to answer fans who “want to race world competitions in their dream car”. Design and development was undertaken targeting entry in races such as the Super GT and the Nürburgring 24 hour race.
The Luxury coupe concept LF-LC base model was a future study model by Lexus announced at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show. Details of this car designed by CALTY DESIGN includes many features that evoke emotion, such as the shape of the tail lamps inspired by afterburners of a jet aircraft.
Based on the LF-LC, avant-garde expressions based on the design philosophy of Lexus by CALTY DESIGN was infused with the real world approach of Lexus racing. As a result, the LEXUS LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo” was born as a beautifully sculptured and performance-oriented GT Car.
Motorsports has the ability to draw people to it, being a sport that draws upon raw passion. The pure white body of the LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo” contains in its brush strokes the resonating exhaust tones, quickening pulse and moments of excitement that attracts racing fans.
The LEXUS LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo” born from the passion for racing, is a car that will fulfill the dreams of Gran Turismo fans.
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