2023 Lexus RC Performance Features | Lexus of Royal Oak in Calgary, AB
How Fast is the 2023 Lexus RC?
The 2023 Lexus RC is a luxurious two-door sports coupe that delivers a dynamic driving experience, strikingly assertive exterior design and an impressive array of performance features. Backed by Lexus’ reputation of reliable motoring, this grand touring vehicle is powered by a naturally aspirated V6 engine that’s mated to a traditional 6-speed automatic transmission. Exclusively offered as an all-wheel drive vehicle for optimal traction and performance, both the RC 300 and RC 350 are ready for whatever road conditions Alberta throws at them. Continue reading below as our team here at Lexus of Royal Oak have compiled the key performance features of this exciting luxury coupe.
Powerful Direct-Injected V6 Engines
Both the 2023 Lexus RC 300 and RC 350 are equipped with two slightly modified versions of the same direct-injected 3.5L V6 engine. Delivering thrilling power and performance, the RC 300 AWD produces 260 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, while the RC 350 AWD’s uptuned engine generates 311 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Both models have an electronically-limited top speed of 209 km/h, with 0 to 100 km/h speeds of 6.3 second for the RC 350 and 6.6 seconds for the RC 300. Even with these high-output performance figures, both models deliver impressive fuel economy metrics of 12.2L/100km in the city, 9.0L/100km on the highway and 10.8L/100km combined!
|2023 Lexus RC Powertrains|
|Specifications||RC 300 AWD||RC 350 AWD|
|Engine||Direct-Injection 3.5L DOHC V6 (with VVT-i)||Direct-Injection 3.5L DOHC V6 (with VVT-i)|
|Top Speed (km/h)||209||209|
|0-100 km/h (secs)||6.6||6.3|
|Fuel Efficiency (City/Hwy/Combined) (L/100km)||12.2 / 9.0 / 10.8||12.2 / 9.0 / 10.8|
Standard All-Wheel Drive
A must for the notoriously unpredictable Canadian winter weather, both 2023 Lexus RC models come equipped with a performance-oriented all-wheel drive system as standard. Sending up to 60% of the engine’s power to the rear-wheels, this intelligent drivetrain allows the vehicle to achieve the exciting driving dynamics that drivers have come to expect from the RC, while still providing the necessary traction for whatever road conditions Alberta has to offer.
Adaptive Variable Suspension
An Adaptive Variable Suspension System is standard on the RC 350 AWD and available on the RC 300 with select F SPORT options. This advanced system automatically adjusts the shock absorbers on each wheel to fit the road conditions beneath. Switch the RC to Sport S+ mode to get the most out of this suspension setup and enjoy accurate steering feel and responsiveness.
Drive Mode Select
The RC’s Drive Mode Select feature puts you in control of your driving experience. Whether you want a more responsive or a more efficient drive, simply turn the dial and let the vehicle do the rest. Choose from up to four unique modes that include:
- Sport: for more dynamic throttle response
- Normal: for the perfect balance of fuel efficiency and performance
- ECO: for the most fuel efficient drive possible
- Sport+: allows you to customize performance to match your driving style (Standard on RC 350 AWD & Available on RC 300 AWD)