The Real Coupe
The all-new, purpose-built Lexus RC 350 F-Sport
What makes the Lexus RC unique? In a sea of platform sharing, the RC is a refreshing departure - it was developed from the ground up as a dynamic coupe, not a two-door derivative of a sedan. The result is a purpose-built, bespoke chassis with the stiffness and strength to accommodate a sporting yet supple suspension.
This translates into a car that literally gives you the best of all worlds from a ride and handling point of view. The RC chassis architecture takes inspiration from other recent Lexus vehicles: the stiff and responsive front end from the GS, the centre from the IS C for underbody strength, and the traction-aiding rear end from the IS sports sedan.
The 3.5-litre Lexus dual-injection 2GR-FSE V6 in Lexus RC 350 delivers a rare, charismatic concoction of power, torque and responsiveness for a thoroughly engaging driving experience. This engine has been proven in Lexus models around the world and meets driver expectations for responsive acceleration.
The 2GR-FSE engine has intelligent dual variable valve timing (VVT-i) for inlet and exhaust camshafts, an intelligent electronic throttle, and the Lexus D-4S system of direct and port fuel injection. The quad cam V6 engine has two petrol injection systems, including high-pressure direct injection.
It delivers 233kW of power at 6400rpm and 378Nm of torque at 4800rpm, equating to a 0-100km/h sprint time of 6,3 seconds, topped off by a maximum speed of 230km/h.
It produces fuel economy figures of 9.4-litres/100km combined, CO2 emissions of 217g/km and is Euro-5 compliant.
The 2GR-FSE engine is matched to an eight-speed transmission with M Mode, allowing full torque-converter lock-up from second to eighth gears.