Vehicle Profile: 2021 Lexus RC
Styling and performance that’s designed to impress
Thanks to its sharp styling, athletic performance, and abudance of comfort, the 2021 Lexus RC is a luxury car that can satisfy the most discerning drivers. For the latest model year, this compact coupe gained Black Line Special Edition models, additional safety technology, and a new exterior color, Grecian Water.
The Lexus RC is available at six trim levels: RC 300, RC 300 F SPORT, RC 350, RC 350 F SPORT, RC 300 F SPORT Black Line Special Edition, and RC 350 F SPORT Black Line Special Edition. The model comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but you can opt for
available all-wheel drive.
Powertrain and performance
With a variety of powertrain options, the Lexus RC lets you get the performance you demand. It comes standard with a turbocharged inline-four that delivers 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Lexus RC also offers a 3.5-liter V6 that’s tuned to deliver 260 or 311 horsepower, depending on the model. This dynamo enables the Lexus RC to rocket from 0-60 mph in just 5.8 seconds; and with its multilink rear suspension and double-wishbone front suspension, the Lexus RC delivers nimble handling around curves and corners. Enjoy an even more dynamic driving experience when you opt for class-exclusive Dynamic Rear Steering that intelligently adjusts the rear wheel angles to maximize stability and handling. Rear-wheel-drive F SPORT models take athletic performance a step further with an available Torsen® limited-slip differential and 14-inch front brakes with multi-piston calipers to help maximize responsiveness and control.
Interior comfort features
When you step inside the 2021 Lexus RC, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking Takumi craftsmanship. Its interior sports classy Linear Espresso or Dark Mocha wood trim, illuminated door handles, and an outer-sliding moonroof that doesn’t cut down on interior headroom. Inside the RC F SPORT model, you’ll find exclusive badging throughout the cabin, a perforated leather shifter knob, and race-inspired aluminum sport pedals. With its bolstered front seats, it provides the support you need — whether you’re taking sharp turns on the track or commuting home after a long day at work. On top of that, the RC F SPORT lets you express your style with a wealth of interior color options, such as black, white, red, and yellow NuLuxe® trim with contrast stitching.
Loaded with modern amenities, the 2021 Lexus RC helps you stay connected on the go. With the available 10.3-inch split-screen multimedia display, you’ll have access to convenient voice controls and navigation capabilities, complete with 3D maps, weather data, and traffic information. Plus, you can jazz up your daily drive with the available Mark Levinson® surround sound audio system. The Lexus RC also comes standard with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® smartphone integration, as well as Amazon Alexa connectivity. In addition to allowing you to manage your smart home devices, Alexa functionality lets you make lists, check weather forecasts, stream music, and get the latest news. If you’d like even more connected convenience, sign up for Lexus Enform that provides emergency roadside assistance, in-vehicle Wi-Fi® connectivity, and remote start capabilities.
The 2021 Lexus RC delivers an exhilarating ride alongside modern conveniences. If you want to treat yourself to sporty luxury coupe, consider the 2021 Lexus RC.
This article is presented by Lexus of Henderson.