Biggest-ever Lexus RC F GT3 Permanently Parked at Laguna Seca

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Laguna Seca Lexus RC F GT3 Art

Created by mural artist John Cerney, RC F GT3 cut-out joins two other works on the hills of the iconic circuit.

Race cars are almost always larger than life. The Porsche 917, the McLaren MP4/4, the Audi 200 Quattro, the Ford GT40, all of them and others like them loom over our hearts and minds as giants towering over time and history.

Racing circuits are not immune to such heights, either. For example, Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The famed road course recently welcomed a new addition to its track-side art collection, in the form of a Lexus RC F GT3 painted by renowned mural artist John Cerney.

Laguna Seca Lexus RC F GT3 Art

“Cars like this are more time consuming than the normal human figures I paint,” said Cerney. “Most people can’t tell if a pair of jeans doesn’t look quite right, or if the folds in the pants are a little ‘off’, but you screw up the lines of the contour of a race car, or most any car, everyone can tell.”

The Lexus mural comes in at 12 feet tall and 26 feet from stem to stern, took three and a half weeks to create, and uses a palette of 18 colors to nail down everything from the blue-and-white livery to shadowing.

Lexus RC F GT3 and Yamaha YZR500 Art

The big Lexus is the biggest mural of its kind at Laguna Seca, and joins similar works on the hillside next to the circuit’s gateway, like the Yamaha YZR500 campaigned by Wayne Rainey and the Ferrari 488 GT3 driven by Cooper MacNeil.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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