Lexus Racing's booth designers at the Tokyo Auto Salon clearly loved a certain French electronic music duo when they decided to promote the new Lexus RC F racecar from the Super GT series. The Daft Punk-inpsired race team appeared ready for a pit stop in this promo photo, wearing custom double-breasted suits made from race gear as well as top hats, headphones and reflective sunglasses.

Lexus Racing showed the car in the summer when it was known as the LF-CC, but the Tokyo Auto Salon gave the public the first chance to see the renamed RC F in full race trim. It replaces the aging Lexus SC 430 GT500 car with a sharper, more aggressive racing weapon making 500 horsepower from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The RC F, Nissan GT-R and Honda NSX form a trio of new models in the top-spec GT500 arm of Super GT, as the class goes through one of its biggest changes in its history. The GT500 class and DTM in Germany are unifying their rules for the new season. The cars have the same limits on exterior dimensions and weight. The only major difference between them is that the GT500 cars are using 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines, and the DTM is using naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V8s in its cars.

Super GT begins its eight-race season at the Okayama circuit on April 6. Scroll down to check out a video of the RC F testing on track. A turbo four-cylinder might not seem exciting, but it certainly sounds good.


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      NamorF-Pro
      • 11 Months Ago
      Looks and sounds sick! And... that backfire tho lol
      jonnybimmer
      • 11 Months Ago
      "A turbo four-cylinder might not seem exciting" You know, once you leave out some of the most powerful cars F1 and Rallying ever had...
      carguy1701
      • 11 Months Ago
      When did GT500 go to 2.0L turbo 4-cylinders? Thought they were using larger N/A V8s still.
        Aaron N
        • 11 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        They've been using 4 cylinders in GT500 for quite some time. The Castrol Tom's Supra actually had a 2.2L race version of the 3S-GTE from the Celica GT-Four and MR-2 Turbo.
          carguy1701
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          Checked wiki. They've been using 3.4L V8s for the last few years but the new regs have them switching to 2.0L turbo-4s. Think I read about it before but I must have forgotten. Remember reading about the 3S Supra in one of the car descriptions in GT6.
        Aaron N
        • 11 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        Disregard the double post.
        Aaron N
        • 11 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        Disregard the double post.
      Mike
      • 11 Months Ago
      The car is way cooler than Daft Punk... Daft Punk sucks now, if they were talking about Daft Punk from 10 years ago, then yeah....
        fran
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Mike
        Daft punk is so cool! Love their latest album!!
      James John
      • 11 Months Ago
      that is one ugly ass grill.
      ROLO
      • 11 Months Ago
      why are you blocking me too smart autoblog?
      ROLO
      • 11 Months Ago
      JTM
      PiCASSO
      • 11 Months Ago
      No video...
      J
      • 11 Months Ago
      The headlights remind me of a stormtrooper's eyes.
      Frsco Salvador
      • 10 Months Ago
      Is this a nice race car or what......
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