Lexus RC Turbo Review
Does an Engine Size Reduction Reduce the Amount of Woohoo in a Coupe?

clifford chow
29 May 2017
 

Introduction

But overall, the car does cut a striking silhouette, especially with that bumped-up bootlid

Lexus first introduced the RC 350 Coupe a while ago, the large engine size somehow also meant a larger price tag. The more affordable RC Turbo brings the price down by about $80k, and makes the car more attainable.

But what does the Turbocharged 2.0 coupe bring to the table? Or in this case leave behind?

For one, the bulletproof and very smooth 3.5 litre V6, makes way for a smaller 4 cylinder turbocharged unit. Well, there is a V8 available, but that one fits into a totally different market segment, and at almost twice the price.

Externally

The 2.0 loses the “Triple L” headlamp cluster that the V6 model came with, but the units are still full LED. In place of the mesh grille, a milder-looking “razer” type grill takes centre stage.

Rim size has also gotten a little smaller, with the 2.0 sitting on 235/45R18 wheels. The 19” units that the V6 came with did a better job with filling the wheel arches.

Rear styling-wise, the “L” shaped rear tail lamps have been retained. But overall, the car does cut a striking silhouette, especially with that bumped-up bootlid. 


Sell Fast With Ease - SwiftQuote

With SwiftQuote, you get:
  Best value for your car    A peace of mind when selling    Fast sale from start to end

HIGHEST PRICE FOR YOUR CAR

Best offer with no obligations.
Start Now!

I agree to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal data by Carousell and/or such other third party (as may be necessary) and to be contacted (via email, phone call and/or text message) for any purposes in connection with the application of and transaction of the vehicle, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and Carousell's Privacy Policy.

Best platform ever

Alex (Syllys Auto) - 1 day ago

Justin had done a good job then introduce me to the dealer that settles everything fast and smooth for me. Recommended Swiftquote to my friend about the efficient service.

PANGYOEKLIM - 3 days ago

The staff was very helpful, answering all my quarries and taking time to explain to me. Very happy with the service. I will definitely recommend you guys to my friends. Keep up the good work.

Thomas - 4 days ago

The staff was very helpful, answering all my quarries and taking time to explain to me. Very happy with the service. I will definitely recommend you guys to my friends. Keep up the good work.

Thomas - 1 week ago

Its a great experience using SwiftQuote. Really fast and effective. Once submitted, revert within a day with ready quote and even the link up process has been really smooth. What is even more amazing, its FREE!!! Thank you Team @SwiftQuote! Sold car in less than 5 days.

Oh Tze Beng - 1 week ago

SwiftQuote was professional and accommodating. Car dealers are also friendly and very efficient. I would definitely use SwiftQuote again.

Kelly Chou - 1 week ago

Really excellent coordination by Yap Ren Ai...professional, friendly and helpful. Great follow-up and follow-through. She contacted me on Sat afternoon and I sold my car by Monday afternoon. Fantastic.

Daniel Cheng - 1 week ago

Angie from SwiftQuote provided me with amazing customer service. Handled all my questions regarding the sale and even advised me on other matters. Super responsive! Props to Maurice from CarEmpire too.

CHONG EE MING CHRISTOPHER - 1 week ago

SwiftQuote was swift in quoting a price for my car! It was the highest scrap value that I checked around. After bringing the car to the dealer, the whole process took less than 10mins. I was impressed! Thank you, SwiftQuote!

Siva - 1 week ago

I sold my car before through other website. The good thing is that SwiftQuote is FREE. I used to pay $100 for this service with that other site. Both are equally good, no hassle and fast. I got to sell my car at a very good price. I would recommend SwiftQuote to any private seller.

D Transporter+, dingarmando - 2 weeks ago

Engine

Engine Capacity 1998cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 10.1:1
Bore x Stroke (86.0 x 86.0 )mm
Power 241bhp @ 5800rpm
Torque 350Nm @ 1650rpm
Power to Weight 143.9 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 7.5s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 230 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 13.7 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric

Measurements

Body Type Sedan
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4695 x 2069 x 1395) mm
Wheelbase 2730 mm
Turning Circle 10.4 metres
Kerb Weight 1675 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs