2023 Lexus RC and RC F What's New?
WHATS NEW NOW?
- Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 standard on 2023 RC and RC F
- Exclusive F SPORT Special Appearance Package available
- Available 10.3-inch touchscreen multimedia display; standard 8-inch
- RC F Track Edition offered in Incognito exterior color option
PLANO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2023) – With its muscular form and aggressive stance, the refined Lexus RC is crafted to stand apart from the crowd. A bold fascia, available Premium Triple-Beam LED headlamps and strong character lines that sweep toward the dramatic rear valance and LED taillamps allow the RC to captivate from every angle. For those looking for the ultimate F driving experience, the RC F and RC F Track Edition offer unrelenting dynamic performance and uncompromising comfort.
For 2023, the RC and RC F interior have been updated to accentuate premium coupe elegance. With an updated available 10.3-inch (standard 8-inch) touchscreen multimedia display and updated interior touches to the instrument panels, glove box and side registers, the RC line continues its luxury sports coupe prowess.
The RC 300 is powered by a highly responsive 2.0-liter, twin-scroll turbocharged and intercooled in-line four-cylinder engine with direct injection resulting in 241-horsepower. Generating 258 lb-ft of torque from 1,650 to 4,400 rpm, the engine is paired to a rear-wheel drive system and an eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift automatic transmission.
The RC 300 AWD pairs a six-speed automatic transmission with a 260-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. Featuring Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, the engine is designed to provide added torque at lower speeds and greater horsepower at higher speeds. These refinements combine to generate 236 lb-ft of torque from 2,000 to 4,800 rpm.
The RC 350 and RC 350 AWD’s 311-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 generates 280 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm and boasts direct and port fuel injection, not to mention, an awe-inspiring sound reminiscent of the LFA supercar. The all-wheel drive RC 350 features a six-speed automatic transmission, while the rear-wheel drive model is equipped with an eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission. And in the rear-wheel drive F SPORT, an available Torsen® limited-slip rear differential helps maximize drivers’ ability to power out of corners. The RC 350 can accelerate from 0 to 60 in an estimated 5.8 seconds (RWD) and 6.0 seconds (AWD).
For 2023, an exclusive F SPORT Special Appearance Package is available with a bi-tone exterior color combination including an available Incognito body color paired with an Obsidian roof/hood and 19” dark finish Enkei alloy wheels.
The high-performance RC F continues in 2023 with GT3 – inspired looks and naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 producing 472 horsepower. RC F is the most powerful V8-powered Lexus to date and boasts stunning looks, cunning dynamics and a unique exhaust signature.
The standard F-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension and 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin® Pilot Sport® 4 S tires (sized 255/35ZR19 front, 275/35ZR19 rear) provide superior surefootedness, while massive six-piston front, four-piston rear Brembo® brakes bring everything to a standstill with impressive aplomb. Having those Brembo brakes onboard is critical to reigning in the excitement brought on by the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8. It takes an estimated 4.2 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill.
Inside the RC F, front passengers will appreciate the exclusive F-badged sport seats that offer generous bolstering and support. In addition to their holding qualities in high-G driving scenarios, the seats are designed to be as ergonomic as possible, with an optimal dispersion of body pressure integrated into their engineering.
Bold digital instrumentation displays everything from the G-force meter to Launch Control status. RC F’s eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission with downshift rev-matching features and optimally positioned paddle shifters allow for split-second upshifts all the way to its 168-mph top track speed.
For 2023, the RC F will continue to offer an exclusive performance package, the RC F Track Edition. The Track Edition has standard features like carbon fiber hood, roof and fixed rear wing, unique black and blue Alcantara® interior trim, Brembo® carbon-ceramic brakes, new Hitachi® shocks and will be available in an exciting new exterior color, Incognito.
RC F CARBON PACKAGE
Upping RC F’s gravitas is the available Carbon Package. Included in the package are the following features.
- Carbon fiber roof, rear bumper, lip and air dam front spoiler, fin rocker, door lower molding and retractable wing rear spoiler
- 19-inch matte black wheels with 255/35ZR19 front, 275/35ZR19 rear Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires
- Carbon Fiber interior trim
- Leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seats
- Heated steering wheel with power tilt/telescopic steering column
- Intuitive Parking Assist
LEXUS SAFETY SYSTEM+ 2.5
All 2023 RC and RC F models come with Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, which includes Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection, Low-light Pedestrian & Daytime Bicyclist Detection, Left Turn Vehicle Intersection Support, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beams, Enhanced All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Enhanced Lane Tracing Assist and Road Sign Assist.
2023 RC and RC F models are expected to arrive in dealerships in early 2023.
2023 RC and RC F Pricing
Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 244 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers nine F SPORT models, two F performance model and one F model. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers