The Lexus RC Coupé is set to go on display at the Tokyo Motor Show later this week. As you will have probably worked out from the pictures, the Lexus RC Coupé is a production-ready version of the Lexus IS Saloon. It is aimed to compete against the dominant German trio of the BMW 4-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé and the Audi A5.
Two models will be released with the Lexus RC 350 debuting with its 3.5-liter V6 engine and the Lexus RC 300h hybrid fitted with a 2.5-liter engine. Performance details haven’t yet been released so we won’t know everything until 20 November 2013 when Lexus will hold its official press conference and reveal a complete technical spec.
The design is pretty distinctive with Lexus’ widest and lowest spindle grill to date with a set of triangular headlamps to frame it. The contoured lines make it look pretty unique. Lexus have perfected their painting technique, covering the Lexus RC Coupé in multiple layers of clear and deeper-colourer coating.
Customers will get the chance to spec either 10-spoke 19-inch wheel or a muscular five-spoke 18-inch version. Inside, the Lexus RC Coupé gets a lighting package with illumination that reflects upwards, rather than downwards. Trims will include a new tone called Clove with genuine shimamoku wood highlights.