LEXUS TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF "F" AT GOODWOOD

Lexus 10 years of F

Lexus will mark the 10th anniversary of the high-performance "F" brand in style next week, showcasing a range of the brand's offerings at the 2018 edition of the renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.

Vehicles on show will include the first-ever "F" model - the IS F sedan - as well as the iconic V10-powered LFA supercar, RC F coupe and GS F sedan. 

One of the highlight Lexus events at the festival will see five-time Daytona winner and former LFA development driver Scott Pruett power the mighty RC F GT3 race car up the famous hill. 

The RC F GT3 was recently a winner in both the US-based IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship and the Blancpain GT Series in Europe.

Pruett will be at the wheel of the RC F GT3 machine run by 3GT Racing in the IMSA series. 

Jack Hawksworth, who also drives for 3GT Racing in the US, will pilot a race-prepared RC F Cup that will sport a one-off Lexus "F" livery.

Abbie Eaton, a test driver on The Grand Tour television show, will also drive an LFA up the hill. 

In addition, the limited-edition production RC F coupe that commemorates the 10th anniversary of "F" will make its dynamic debut in the First Glance paddock.

This vehicle, along with the limited-edition GS F, will arrive in Australia later this year. Both feature a special blue interior colour and body panels finished in matte grey. 

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the world's premier automotive events and held on the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England.

This year's event will run from Thursday July 12 to Sunday July 15.