The Tokyo show exhibited both gasoline and hybrid versions of the RC. It bears similarities to the recently unveiled IS Sedan with some sportier features.
The new RC has a more aggressive look. There is a Lexus spindle grille, a cockpit designed for optimal driver and passenger enjoyment and the usual triangular headlamps.
The RC F is expected to be revealed a few months after the debut of the standard version. This will most likely happen at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
The new RC coupe embodies a design language similar to the latest Lexus sedans. Apart from that, its contoured lines are more deep. The RC’s triangular headlamps are inspired by the LF-LC concept car and produce an “L” shape when the low beams are on.
In comparison with the IS Sedan, the RCCoupe is 1.4 inches lower, 1.2 inches wider, and drives on a 2.8-inch-shorter wheelbase. This appearance in combination with the two-door setup gives the RC a beastly image.
The aluminum wheels the RC rides on are either a five-spoke, 18-inch look or a 10-spoke, 19-inch style.
Take a look at this car`s specifications bellow
RC 350 RC 300h
Engine Type 2GR-FSE 2AR-FSE
Cylinders V-6 L4
Horsepower 314 Hp @ 6,400 Rpm 176 Hp @ 6,000 Rpm
Torque 280 Lb.-Ft. @ 4,800 Rpm 163 Lb.-Ft. @ 4,800 Rpm
Total System Output – 217 Hp
Transmission 8AT E-CVT
Driven Wheels Rear-Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Suspension Front:Double Wishbone / Rear:Multilink Front:Double Wishbone / Rear:Multilink
Tire 255/35R19 (Front) / 275/35R19 (Rear) 255/35R19 (Front) / 275/35R19 (Rear)
Transmission: Eight-Speed Automatic
Horsepower @ RPM: 314 @ 6400
Torque @ RPM: 280 @ 4800
Displacement: 3.5 L
0-60 Time: 5.5 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed: 155 mph (Est.)