It’s fair to say that the Lexus RC is a unique proposition in the coupé marketplace. You see, rather than a conventional engine under the bonnet, the most popular 300h model is a hybrid; perfect if you distrust diesel or just want cheaper company car tax.
But that’s not the only engine option. For those who like a bit of old-fashioned muscle, there’s also the RC F. It may not have the hybrid assistance of the 300h, but it literally has twice as much engine under the bonnet – a 5.0-litre V8 that produces its power without the help of a turbocharger or supercharger.
To tempt you further, Lexus facelifted the RC in early 2019 with tweaks to its oily bits, a refreshed interior and styling inspired by the larger Lexus LC. To find out if the changes are enough to challenge the Audi A5 and Mercedes C-Class Coupe, read on over the next few pages – and don't forget to check out our New Car Buying section for big savings on hundreds of new cars.