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Turbo Power for Lexus RC coupe


Lexus has announced the introduction of a new turbocharged variant of the RC sports coupe.

The RC 200t will become a new entry point in the 2016 Lexus RC range, joining the 3.5-litre V6-powered RC 350 and 5.0-litre V8-powered RC F halo model.

The turbo RC will be the fourth Lexus model to feature the company’s turbo petrol engine after the NX 200t compact crossover SUV, RX 200t midsize SUV and IS 200t sports sedan.

The newly developed 2.0-litre turbocharged engine weighs just 160 kilograms and features an array of efficiency and performance measures.

These include a twin-scroll turbocharger, water-cooled cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold and advanced VVTi-W (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide).

It will produce 180kW and 350Nm in RC 200t and send its power to the rear wheels via an intelligent eight-speed sport automatic transmission.

Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said the RC 200t represented a dynamic option for sports coupe buyers.

“RC 200t provides customers with an ideal introduction to the world of the outstanding, highly regarded RC coupe,” Hanley said.

“The new Lexus turbo engine brings great performance and responsiveness that will combine to provide a thrilling drive in the RC 200t.”

The Lexus RC 200t will arrive in Australia in December, with local specification and pricing details to be revealed closer to launch.



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