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maybe you like maybe you don't, it doesn't really matter to be honest but there is a method to the madness. First things first I found it extremely amusing to read some of the comments, especially coming out of Jalopnik concerning the RC F GT3's debut livery. Amusing because they were crucifying it as if every team on the grid would be homogenized with this livery. Silly boys, tricks are for kids and that space is for sponsors.

Anyways, enough preamble, whats the point? Its a race car, we know that much, so its not surprising that there were no disparaging comments about the 747 sized rear wing or the snow plow mounted on the front. What did cause a stir was the random rainbow sparkles reminiscent of a third rate drag queen.

Toyota has an answer for you:

“In Japan, white symbolizes paper,” says Yukihiko Yaguchi, chief engineer of the RC F and its GT3 counterpart. “The streaks are meant to be Japanese calligraphy: flowing strokes of color. If you step back and look at it, you’ll see the lines. The separation is meant to be breaks in the brush hairs.”

We wanted something truly different,” explains Yaguchi, “something unique. It’s meant to represent a new light into the future for Lexus.”
So long as that light means MOAR motorsports and not the great white light in the sky. Really can't wait to see the RC F GT3 on the grid trading blows with the biggest and baddest GT racing has to offer :D Between the RC F GT3 and the RC F GT500 Toyota and Lexus are returning to motorsports with a big splash :D


 

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the rainbow designs are a bit strange

but love how this thing looks

I'd drive it on the street :p
Yeah they sure are, i don't know what possessed them to do that.

I would have preferred seeing this in all white rather than with the rainbow color scheme.
 

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I don't think that the rainbow strokes on the side are that weird. I've seen many a car that are uglier than this one.

What did cause a stir was the random rainbow sparkles reminiscent of a third rate drag queen.
Really?

I think that you need to go see a drag show before you start labeling things as reminiscent of third rate drag queens.
 

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I don't think that the rainbow strokes on the side are that weird. I've seen many a car that are uglier than this one.



Really?

I think that you need to go see a drag show before you start labeling things as reminiscent of third rate drag queens.
I've seen a good one with the gf, thats why I said third rate mate ;)
 

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Yes. Make sure to get track side access and take in the sight, smell (burning tires) and sounds :D

Got to love the smell of burning tires!
ahahaha i see what you did there...

In other news Lexus just announced they will be taking the RC GT3 to LeMans for 2016.

From Racecar Engineering:

The firm surprised many by revealing an all new GT3 car at the Geneva motor show, but the car is the starting point for a much larger project.

Speaking at the launch of the new Lexus RCF the Chief Engineer Yukihiko Yaguchi explained why a GT3 version was launched at this time. “We do not know what the new rules will be, but we could not wait until they appeared as the production car is launched now, we had to design the car to the rules we knew and that is GT3. This car was designed for global competition, GT300, the USA and of course here in Europe.”
Asked about the future of GT racing Yaguchi admitted that the car would likely be seen at Le Mans. “We have to be racing in whatever the global GT class is, so in 2016 we will produce a kit which will allow this car to race in GT and GT+.”
I love the sounds of that. I'm of the honest opinion that Toyotas active participation in motorsports through the 90's was a massive factor in their legendary reliability. This is a great sign for the future of both companies :D
 

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it is great to see lexus/toyota involved in motosports

as such a major manufacturer it shows their dedication to performance
 
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