ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
The RC is a coupe version of the IS sedan. It uses 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 467-hp, 5.0-liter V8. That prodigious output is routed to the rear wheels and 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 symbolic rear seat that can accommodate two small passengers. Controls are frustrating because of a fussy touchpad that interacts with the infotainment screen. The standard Lexus Safety System+ includes automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning with lane keeping assist. Blind spot warning is optional.