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 first-ever RC 200t makes the most of every cubic inch of its 2.0-liter 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.
Whether you're looking for added exhilaration or taking a relaxing drive through the neighborhood, Drive Mode Select enables you to make your RC more responsive or efficient with a simple turn of a dial.
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 engine. 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.
In addition to the capabilities of the multimedia display, the F SPORT model also gives you a view of exclusive performance data, including G-force and turbo-boost gauges.
Offered exclusively on the F SPORT model, a digital tachometer inspired by the world-renowned LFA supercar helps to give you an even more aggressive edge. Featuring a metallic-trimmed bezel, this tachometer slides to reveal the multi-information display.
Race-inspired features include an F SPORT–badged steering wheel and shift knob trimmed in perforated leather, exclusive accents and a striking black headliner.
Taking the comfort of the standard seats even further, the available heated and ventilated front seats offer separate heaters and fans in the seat cushions to provide optimum comfort, regardless of the weather.
Every Lexus is backed by a comprehensive warranty that should give you miles and miles of confidence. But in case you wanted to extend your peace of mind, you'll find a variety of plans available, including ones for longer-term care, one that covers accessories and another in the event of a total loss of your Lexus due to theft, fire or accident. Take a look below to learn more about your standard coverage, as well as additional coverage options.
Every Lexus features the latest in braking technology. Power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes include an Anti-lock Braking System to help maintain steering control while braking. Brake Assist helps provide additional braking boost in panic-stop scenarios. And Electronic Brakeforce Distribution modulates the amount of stopping power sent to the front and rear wheels, for enhanced control.
To help dissipate the force of a collision, crumple zones in the front and rear are intentionally designed to compress at a controlled rate, helping protect occupants within the more rigid passenger compartment.
When you put the vehicle in reverse, the view from the backup camera is shown on the multimedia display in full color with dynamic gridlines to assist you with parking and other maneuvers.
VDIM is designed to predict and take steps to help prevent a skid even before it occurs by using a combination of individual-wheel braking, torque modulation and steering torque assistance. Headed to the track? The exclusive Sport mode setting adjusts the sensitivity of the system, raising the threshold before VDIM intervenes, and enabling you to push the vehicle to its limits.