The Lexus RC is the only coupe model offered by the carmaker here in Malaysia. Two variants are available for customers to choose from - RC350 Luxury and RC F, which starts at RM528,900 and RM786,900 respectively. The humble RC350 Luxury competes with models such as the BMW 4-Series Coupe, Audi A5 Coupe and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, while the fire-breathing V8 powered RC F takes on the BMW M4 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.
Powering the entry-level variant is a naturally-aspirated 2GR-FSE 3.5-litre V6 engine that outputs 312hp at 6,400rpm and 378 at 4,800rpm, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This car will take 6.3 seconds to hit 100km/h from a standstill, while the top speed is rated at 230km/h. The range topper features a naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine, which produces 470hp at 7,100rpm and 530Nm of torque from 4,800 to 5,600rpm. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed transmission. 0-100km/h time and top speed for this car are 4.5 seconds and 270km/h respectively.