The RC 350 intends to bring back sexy to Lexus, with a blend of performance and style, which has been missing in the majority of the brand’s recent offerings. It is built on the bones of 3 different cars, as the latest IS, IS C convertible and GS sedans all make the contributions. The IS donates its rear architecture, IS C contributes its floor pan with reinforced sills and the GS likewise donates its A-pillar structure forward.
The F Sport iteration of the new 2015 Lexus RC 350 is a smooth operator and even lots of a spiritual successor to the first luxury coupe of Lexus, the SC300, although, imbued with the visual exhilaration of 2012’s LF-LC concept. All that claimed, the Lexus RC is engaging to drive hard, with a good body control as well as a well-damped suspension.
2015 Lexus RC 350 Specs
Under the sculptured hood is Toyota‘s and Lexus’s ubiquitous 306-hp 3.5-liter V-6, which develops a natural aspirated 305-horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque; an 8-speed automatic routes power to the rear-wheels, while a 6-speed automatic offers duty with an optional all-wheel drive. The powertrain feels like a perfect fit for this sporty. The driver is given access to manual-shift and sport programs for the gearbox as well as Normal, Eco, Sport S and Sport S+ drive mode programs for the engine. The F Sport features adaptive dampers, special gauges and interior trim.
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2015 Lexus RC 350 Review
While the trick-gauge cluster is neat, the Lexus 2015 RC likewise upgrades key hardware in the term of performance, and the package is important for any enthusiast. It includes 19-inch wheels, high-friction brake pads, four-wheel steering, and a front fascia that may also be the RC F’s among other bits. Power reaches the road via the rear-wheels, yet an optional all-wheel drive system is offered for both the Standard RC and RC F Sport.
The RC 350 has supportive front-seats, cramped rear-seats and also an undersized trunk for the class. It comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, 2 USB ports, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a 10-speaker stereo with a 7 inch display screen, voice recognition, Siri Eyes Free and satellite radio.
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Available features include a Mark Levinson surround-sound stereo with 17-speakers, a moonroof, navigating, an infotainment system with remote touchpad controller and Lexus’ Enform smartphone app integration. The 2015 Lexus RC 350’s infotainment system is very easy to understand, but that of the touchpad is somehow difficult to utilize without looking away from the road.
With Adaptive Variable Suspension which included the $3985 F Sport package, the system reduces damping at low-speeds over bumpy roads to keep convenience, while stiffening the shocks at higher-speeds and cornering lots to improve control. So, the RC 350 F Sport gives smooth moves but stays a luxury sports car at its core.
2015 Lexus RC Price
2015 Lexus RC MSRP starts at $48,800 for the rear-drive model which include the required power sunroof option.
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