The RC is a coupe version of the IS sedan.
It uses a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter V6 engine coupled to an eight-speed automatic.
Ordinarily, it's a rear-drive car, but an all-wheel-drive version is available with a six-speed automatic.
High-performance RC F versions come with a 472-hp, 5.0-liter V8.
That prodigious output is routed to the rear wheels, and it makes the RC F super-quick, with a loud exhaust bark.
The various driving modes sharpen throttle and steering response, but the car's weight ultimately compromises its agility.
There is a tiny rear seat that can accommodate two small passengers.
Controls are frustrating because of a fussy touchpad that is used to interact with the infotainment screen.
FCW, AEB, BSW, and RCTW are standard.