There will be Lexuses filling other roles for the series, too, including GS 350 F Sport as the Course car, and an IS 350 F Sport will function as the Medical car.
Lexus’ cars may not just be there in their official capacities in the near future, however. The brand is seriously considering an entry into the series as a competitor.
Currently, Holden, Ford, Mercees-Benz, Volvo, and Nissan are the constructors supplying cars for the V8 Supercars championship. Choosing to race in V8 Supercars could increase Lexus’ brand image against the Germans and luxury Japanese brands.
However, as Lexus’ Australian chief, Sean Hanley, told the Sydney Morning Herald, the decision to race in V8 Supercars could still take some time. “When we do something we may not be the quickest,” said Hanley, “but we are the most serious.”
Lexus RC F chosen as V8 Supercars safety car
Lexus IS 350 F Sport chosen as V8 Supercars medical car
Lexus GS 350 F Sport chosen as V8 Supercars course car