Cars that boast such features as a generous list of standard equipment, top-notch interior and solid performance are many. But cars that feature all of this and are unique as the Lexus RC-Series are few. When looking to describe the Lexus RC-Series, it would be an understatement to say that it is merely a great car. Reasons why it is so impressive are many, starting with a very generous list of standard features, a top-notch and high-quality interior, as well as pretty solid daily performance that inspires confidence. The RC-Series boasts four different engine options, each of which has no trouble providing plenty of fun behind the wheel. Here’s everything you need to know about this car.
From Small & Eager to Big & Brawny
There are a total of four different engines available beneath the hood of the RC-Series. The least powered is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder, while a 5.0-litre V8 sits at the top of the range. Daily commuting can be more than adequately done with the base 2.0-litre engine with the two mid-range V6 power plants providing the extra kick most drivers will likely find ideal. The top-of-the-line V8 is the king of RC-Series’ engines with good reason as it gets from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. All-wheel drive RCs incorporate a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive ones boast an eight-speed automatic.
Sleek, Two-Door Luxury
It kind of goes without saying that you shouldn’t plan on carrying adults in the cramped rear seats too often given that the RC-Series is a two-door, four-seat coupe. The front seats are plenty comfortable for daily commuting, though you can also go with optional upgrade seats that hold better around corners and provide more side bolstering. That said, heated and leatherette front seats both come as standard, while other optional upgrades include a heated and power-adjustable steering wheel with ventilated front seats and leather upholstery.
Interior Quality That Few Can Match
The level of interior luxury found in the RC is one that very few models in the luxury car class can match. Everything fits together exceptionally well, build quality is supreme and first-rate materials simply cover every surface, nook and cranny of the cockpit. Standard tech features include a Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite radio and a 7-inch display. Noteworthy optional upgrades for the interior feature a remarkably crisp and high-quality Mark Levinson surround-sound system that comes with no less than 17 speakers, as well as a larger 10.3-inch screen complete with navigation. Just as Fun to Drive and Own as You’d Imagine Given that the Lexus RC-Series is a sport coupe, it goes without saying that it is among the nimblest models in all of Lexus’ lineup. While it’s not suited for racing per se, it has plenty of dynamic handling to get you to smile through corners, and you can even get such features as performance brakes and an adaptive suspension if you step up to the range-topping RCF. If you really want to go all out handling-wise, also consider opting for a torque-vectoring differential and your RCF will have even more athletic handling. Overall, the RC-series provides great value for your money and plenty of fun behind the wheel. Add to that Lexus’ bulletproof reliability and it’s clear you’re looking at a pretty outstanding two-door sport coupe.