Lexus RC Officially Revealed, Comes With 3.5-Liter V6 and Hybrid Engines

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Lexus is going back to its Japanese roots with a brand new sports coupe that will debut in a couple of weeks at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
The long-rumored RC from Lexus is a 100% production reality now. They even have the engine lineup ready, consisting of the RC 350 with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, and the RC 300h hybrid with a 2.5-liter engine.

We'll hold off our final judgement on the design of the car until we see it in person. But we will admit Lexus have done a good job not making it look like every other German coupe. Compared to this, the Mercedes C-Coupe or Audi A5 look positively boring. However, small headlights and a large grille give it that now familiar lemon-sucking face, like it's trying to cope with something really bitter.

The dimensions of the Lexus RC are typical of the larger compact coupe class we've been seeing. At 4,693mm in length (184.8 inches), 1,394mm in height (5.49 inches), and 1839mm in width (72.4 inches), the car is ever so slightly larger than a BMW 4 Series.

While the exterior is up for debate, the interior is pretty much faultless. An evolution of the one in the IS, it looks like a combination between the modern LFA and older-style large buttons. Lexus have matched their typical shimamoku wood trim wit a new tone of beige leather they call "Clove". Also worth noting are Lexus's first Remote Touch Interface and a new ambient lighting system that illuminates upwards.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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