What is it?
Lexus captivated copiousness of courtesy with a distinguished LC coupe in 2017 though Toyota’s oppulance arm has a second, cheaper, two-door alternative. The RC has been on sale given late 2014 and is a brand’s opposition to a Audi A5, BMW 4-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe.
How many models can we select from?
Lexus has 3 engine options and 4 trim levels, so there are copiousness of options.
The mainstream choice consists of a RC300 (formerly famous as a RC200t) and RC350. The former is powered by a 180kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol, while a latter uses a 232kW 3.5-litre V6.
Both a RC300 and RC350 are accessible in 3 opposite selection levels – Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury.
The third engine choice is a 351kW 5.0-litre V8, it powers a opening focused RC F that is designed to plea a likes of a BMW M4 and Audi RS5.
For 2018 a association has given a operation a tiny update, there’s a incomparable (10.3-inch) infotainment screen, incomparable remote hold controller pad, updated multimedia complement and a choice to get a LC500’s thespian ‘Zinnia Yellow’ paint.
What do they cost?
Luxury – $65,400
F Sport – $74,700
Sports Luxury – $84,900
Luxury – $68,400
F Sport – $77,700
Sports Luxury – $87,900
RC F – $137,951
RC F Carbon – $158,548
Any options that we need to know about?
Lexus does a common ‘Enhancement Pack’ options, charity a sunroof on a Luxury and F Sport for $2625. But that’s a usually one.
Which is a many careful model?
Not surprisingly a smallest engine is a many efficient, a RC300 uses 7.3-litres per 100km, compared to 9.4L/100km in a RC350. That’s improved than a RC F, with a parched V8 celebration unleaded during a rate of 10.9L/100km (on a good day).
Which is a safest model?
As partial of a 2018 upgrades a operation now comes customary with Lexus Safety System+ that includes pre-collision warning, unconstrained puncture braking, line keep assist, active journey control and involuntary high beam.
Which a best indication to drive?
There’s a thespian disproportion between a impression of a RC300/RC350 and a RC F.
The RC300 and RC350 are sporty though miss a critical vigilant of a RC F.
Having pronounced that, a cheaper models float softer and with some-more comfort than a stiffly-sprung RC F, that misses out on adaptive dampers common among a rivals.
Should we buy one now?
The upgrades meant now is as a good a time as any to get an RC. An all-new indication is still several years away.
Where’s a honeyed spot?
Our welfare is a RC300 F Sport, a small turbocharged engine provides good opening and a F Sport package gives a compress coupe a energetic and assertive look, but a responsibility of stretching to a RC F.