We're not entirely sure what's going at Lexus when they post the rendering above of a 2013 Lexus GS 350 decked out in white/red/black livery with the words "PACE CAR" written down the sides and follow it with the question, "Why will this GS 350 be screaming through the streets of Long Beach this weekend?"

We do know the answer, however: because pace car. The pre-race festivities for the 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach are already underway, among them the unveiling of the new Scion FR-S Speedster by Cartel Customs.

So, aside from the needlessly coy question, it's pretty clear that Toyota/Lexus will have two prepped cars there this weekend--and more for the celebrity event, which will see a bunch of tweaked and tuned supercharged Scion tCs take to the track.