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