Said to provide “a new-found sense of elegance”, the revised RC has a number of exterior enhancements clearly inspired by the LC, such as the subtly updated front bumper, new mesh grille pattern, small triple LED headlights and new L-shaped clearance lamps.
The rear bumper gets new air ducts, said to improve the car’s handling and overall driving response, giving it a wider stance as well. The more pronounced L-shaped lenses of the taillights round up the list of visual updates on the outside. Lexus also mentions that the 2019 RC will be available in 11 exterior colors and with newly designed 19-inch alloy wheels.
Some of the new features inside include the addition of an analogue clock, identical to the one found in the LC, “an identifying feature for Lexus coupes”, according to the Japanese automaker. Customers can also pick between five types of trim and seven color combos for the interior, while those opting for the range-topping RC F will get to enjoy extra features.
Moving beneath the slightly updated skin we find a fine-tuned suspension with new shock absorbers and stiffer bushings, as well as improved throttle response for the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine.
Other details about the revamped RC, including pricing, will be announced closer to its market launch, which will happen before the end of the year.