The new RC 200t could steal your heart with its design alone, but the new coupé also has the sheer power to make it miss a beat too. With its 8-Speed Direct Shift (SPDS) transmission and muscular turbo-charged petrol engine, the new RC 200t is a beautifully engineered sports coupé. Aggressive styling sets it apart, its decisive power, precise steering response, exceptional handling delivers astonishing agility.The RC 200t is pure Lexus in every way so, as you’d expect, it’s brimming with Intuitive Lexus equipment including Remote Touch Interface, Blind Spot Monitor and Pre-Crash Safety. And of course, the attention to detail and exquisite refinement that sets us apart. If ever a sports coupé was engineered to stir the soul, the RC 200t may just be the one to do it.
DRIVING THE RC - THE HIGHLIGHTS
Developed on the gruelling Nürburgring – by the Lexus ‘Master Drivers’ who perfected our LFA supercar – the new RC is wonderfully refined to drive. Cornering agility comes from the car’s short wheelbase and extremely rigid chassis, built using leading edge adhesive and laser-screw welding technology. Multi-link rear and double wishbone front suspension combine with motorsport-inspired aerodynamics to deliver a world-class driving experience. Drive Mode Select lets you tune the RC to suit your mood, while our latest VDIM ensures high-speed driving refinement and safety.
INSIDE THE RC 200T - THE HIGHLIGHTS
Relax in beautifully crafted leather sports seats that make you feel at one with this very special new Lexus. Built at our award-winning Tahara plant, the RC offers fine examples of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. Take, for example, the ‘Shimamoku’ veneers that are exquisitely crafted by Yamaha’s piano division. Soft-touch upholstery, a precision analogue timepiece and LED ambient lighting add luxury to the interior, while 60:40 split rear seats make this a very practical coupé too.
This all-new Lexus turbo engine delivers fast throttle response, exhilarating performance and high torque. For economy, innovative valve timing switches between the Otto and Atkinson cycles. Delivering 245 DIN hp and torque of 350 Nm, the sophisticated 8-speed transmission can even vary gear shifting in accordance to G-forces.
The new RC is built at our award-winning Tahara plant by Lexus ‘Takumi’ craftspeople. With at least 25 years of experience, each is an expert at detecting the tiniest imperfections. You’ll sense their amazing skill when you first touch the precision machined aluminium audio controls or beautifully stitched leatherwork. Gleaming paintwork is painstakingly wet sanded by hand to ensure a perfect finish. Before a final test drive, the ‘Takumi’ check every car for smooth running in a ‘quiet room’ using their highly trained ears and a sensitive microphone placed strategically in the cabin.