The Lexus RC F safety car

Australia’s V8 Supercars announces the Lexus RC F as its official safety car

On February 6, Australia’s V8 Supercars announced a new partnership agreement with Lexus to name their new high-performance RC F coupe the official safety car for the 2015 season.

V8 Supercars is a FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) sanctioned touring car race in Australia. This highly popular motorsports features a lineup of participants including GM’s Holden and Ford Motors. The series has expanded in popularity with the recent additions of the Nissan Altima and the Mercedes Benz E-class in 2013 as well as the Volvo S60 last year.

For the 2015 season, Lexus will also provide their GS 350 F Sport as the official course car and its IS 350 F Sport as the medical car for the series.

V8 Supercars’ CEO James Warburton said, “We are honored and excited that Lexus has chosen V8 Supercars as the stage to showcase their high-performance credentials.”

(Translated by Travis Yamabata)