Already seen in the IS saloon and NX and RX SUVs, the RC 200t's twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine makes 241bhp and is allied to an eight-speed automatic gearbox derived from that used by the RC F.
While naturally Lexus also has a hybrid model propping up the middle of the range, with a 2.5-litre petrol engine mated to an electric motor driven through a CVT gearbox punching out 216bhp.
There are three trims to choose from – Luxury, F Sport and Premier, with the entry-level trim available only on the 300h. This sees the RC 300h fitted with cruise control, electrically adjustable and ventilated front seats, a leather upholstery, keyless entry and parking sensors as standard
In the F Sport spec, as driven here, there's adaptive dampers to complement the performance-tweaked double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension, LED headlights, intricate 19in alloys and an aggressive bodykit version. Opt for the RC 200t in this trim and you’ll find a Torsen limited slip differential included.
The range-topping Premier models come with Lexus’s premium infotainment system including sat nav and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson speaker system, along with blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.