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RC is now (soon) getting a 4-turbo engine with 241hp however they really need to make this car light, in comparison to the IS sedan, it is half a second slower 0-60. They just can't let that happen.
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Lexus installed its new turbocharged 241hp engine in the RC coupe, making it the fourth model in its lineup to use their latest downsized petrol unit.

Following the NX crossover and the IS executive sedan, the RC 200t wears their turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Power is rated at 241hp and 350Nm of torque (258 lb ft), allowing the RC 200t to accelerate from zero to 100km/h (0-62mph) in 7.5 seconds, half a second slower than its IS sedan sibling, and onto a top speed of 230km/h (143mph).

The eight-speed automatic Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) transmission was originally developed for the 477hp RC F and takes into consideration the generated G-forces, adjusting its gear-shifting pattern accordingly. Lexus says that the RC 200t returns an average 7.2lt/100km (33.6mpg US and 40.3mpg UK) of fuel consumption, combined with CO2 emissions of 166g/km.

A twin-scroll turbocharger is combined with the D-4ST direct injection system, a water-cooled cylinder head with integrated four-into-two exhaust manifold and Toyota’s latest variable valve timing system (VVTi-W).

Lexus is also going to offer a more dynamic version of the RC 200t, dubbed F Sport, which will feature its own tuning for the adaptive suspension (AVS) and a Torsen limited slip differential. Visually the RC 200t F Sport will be recognized by its model-specific badging and its unique 19in wheels.
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The highlight for the 2016 model year is the introduction of two new powertrains that will be added to the existing range that includes the rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) versions of the 306hp V6 RC 350, and the RWD-only 467hp 5.0L V8 RC F.

The first new engine option is the 2.0-liter turbo four on the RC 200t where it produces 241hp and 258lb-ft of torque between 1,650-4,400 rpm paired to an eight-speed automatic driving the rear wheels.

With this setup, the 200t coupe hits 60mph (96km/h) in 7.3 seconds and the quarter mile in 16.0 seconds before topping out at 143mph (230km/h), while returning a manufacturer estimated, 26mpg combined, 22mpg city and 26mpg highway.

The other addition to the RC's lineup is a downgraded 3.0-liter V6 churning out 255hp and 236 lb.-ft. torque at 2,000-4,800 rpm combined with all-wheel drive and a 6-speed auto on the RC 300 AWD. It reaches 60mph (96km/h) in 6.3 seconds, the quarter mile in 14.9 seconds and a top speed of 130mph (209km/h). Lexus estimates that the 300 AWD will get 21mpg combined, 19mpg city and 26mpg highway.

Along with the powertrain expansion, the RC features a few more other changes for 2016, namely optional orange brake calipers and Limited Slip differential for the 200t F SPORT and 350 RWD F SPORT, while performance dampers are standard for RC 200t and (oddly) available for RC 350 RWD F SPORT. Also, Eminent White Pearl exterior paint replaces Starfire Pearl and Lexus now offers its Enform Service Connect that allows customers to remotely view information about certain aspects of their car with a one-year complimentary subscription.
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