Two versions of the two-door coupe are at the show: the RC 300h hybrid, which mates an electric motor with an unspecified 2.5-litre engine and the RC 350, which is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 engine. Lexus says it will announce details of European powertrain options next year.
The company has told Autocar that a more performance-orientated, LFA-like version of the concept will be seen in the new year, perhaps destined to take on the new BMW M4 which arrives at around the same time. That version should be on sale in the UK before the RC 300h hybrid, which is most likely still a year away.
The exterior features a heavily contoured shape, more so than on previous Lexus models, as well as a wide and low-set spindle grille. The front headlight clusters, which feature three LED lamps, are triangular in shape - a throwback to the LF-LC concept seen at the Detroit motor show in 2012. That car was a hybrid sports coupe, which Lexus confirmed at the time as showing its future design direction, which has now come to fruition on the RC.