Performance

RC LINE

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KELLEY BLUE BOOK'S KBB.COM, 2018
“The 2018 Lexus RC coupe backs up its sexy shape and aggressive design with strong performance and an engaging driving experience.”
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CARANDDRIVER.COM, 2015
"... extra welds, bracing, and structural adhesives ... make the cars feel billet solid."
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HIGHLY RIGID BODY

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HIGHLY RIGID BODY

Whether it’s the striking beauty of the intensely sculptured lines found on the outside of the RC or the profound strength delivered by its reinforced side sills and underbody, you’ll discover the unconventional design of the RC can elicit a response as visceral as the one evoked by its radical performance. Designed from the ground up, its highly rigid and lightweight design is a product of innovative laser screw welding techniques, aluminum reinforcements and a special adhesive bonding process.

EIGHT-SPEED SPORT DIRECT-SHIFT TRANSMISSION

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EIGHT-SPEED SPORT DIRECT-SHIFT TRANSMISSION

Too much power? Too much control? No such thing. Own the road in a way that's totally your own with an eight-speed transmission and paddle shifters (RWD only) for optimum control. Delivering lightning-fast upshifts and heart-racing split-second downshifts with rev-matching, the paddle shifters in the RC help you realize the full potential of its 3.5-liter V6 or turbocharged engines. And, in the available Sport S/Sport S+ modes, the transmission is so advanced it varies its shifting based on G-forces. By detecting when the RC enters a curve, a lower gear is held throughout for optimal response when accelerating out.

PERFORMANCE DRIVING MODES

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PERFORMANCE DRIVING MODES

Drive Mode Select enables you to make your RC more responsive or efficient with a simple turn of a dial.
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RC F SPORT

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F SPORT HANDLING

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Exclusive F SPORT features take the exhilarating performance of the RC to the next level.
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EXCLUSIVE F SPORT INTERIOR

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From its bolstered front seats to its exclusive stitching, the RC F SPORT cockpit is a feast for the senses.
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SUPERCAR INSTRUMENTATION

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Nearly identical to the gauges in the world-renowned LFA supercar, the instrument cluster in the RC F SPORT features race-inspired upgrades like a G-force monitor and a digital display that moves in concert with a sliding metallic-trimmed bezel, expanding and retracting screens when information is accessed.

MASSIVE 14–INCH FRONT BRAKES

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Delivering stopping performance as precise as its handling, the rear-wheel drive RC F SPORT models feature massive 14-inch, two-piece front brake rotors with four-piston calipers. Engineered exclusively for the F SPORT, they feature high-friction pads* and a unique multistage booster for optimized control, response and feel.

F PERFORMANCE STYLING

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RC 350 RWD

311 HORSEPOWER*
8 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
28 HWY MPG ESTIMATE*
3.5 L DISPLACEMENT
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V6 POWER

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V6 POWER

The most powerful RC lineup has arrived. Boasting port and direct injection and a throaty exhaust note reminiscent of the LFA supercar, the 3.5-liter V6 engines in the 260-horsepower* RC 300 AWD and 311-horsepower* RC 350 have been enhanced to deliver an even heavier dose of exhilaration. While the V6 in the RC 350 propels it from 0 to 60 in 5.8 seconds (RWD)* and 6.0 seconds (AWD),* both V6 engines feature dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), designed to provide added torque at lower speeds and greater horsepower at higher speeds.

RC 300 AWD

260 HORSEPOWER*
6 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
24 HWY MPG ESTIMATE*
V6 ENGINE
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ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

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ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

Throw caution to the wind. Or the rain. With the brilliantly engineered all-wheel drive system on the RC 300 AWD and RC 350 AWD, you experience control in nearly every driving condition. By monitoring current conditions, the system automatically distributes engine power between the front and rear axles to provide optimum traction and control—even in inclement weather.

RC 300

241 HORSEPOWER*
8 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
32 HWY MPG ESTIMATE*
Turbo In-Line 4 ENGINE
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TURBOCHARGED PERFORMANCE

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TURBOCHARGED PERFORMANCE

Unlike most automakers, Lexus didn’t outsource the development of its turbocharger. Painstakingly researched and engineered by Lexus until it met their rigorous standards for performance, the RC 300 makes the most of every cubic inch of its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. And then some. Relying on highly evolved twin-scroll turbocharger technology and the ability to seamlessly move between conventional and Atkinson cycles, it delivers quick acceleration and greater efficiency as you cruise through town.

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