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Prices and specifications for the Lexus RC coupe have surfaced on Lexus Malaysia’s website. The sexy coupe will be offered here in two variants – RC 350 Luxury and RC F. Order-taking is now open, and cars are estimated to hit showrooms in November.

The RC 350 Luxury is powered by a 3.5 litre V6 that produces 314 hp at 6,400 rpm and 378 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm. Mated to an eight-speed auto, power is sent to the rear wheels. It sprints to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds on its way to a 230 km/h top speed.

Equipment for our RC 350 Luxury includes 18-inch alloys wrapped in 235/45 tyres, LED headlamps, Remote Touch Controller with a seven-inch Electronic Multi-Vision Display, navigation, Bluetooth, Drive Mode Selector (Eco, Normal, Sport) and Sound Generator.

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The interior is finished in leather and woodgrain. The steering wheel is electrically-adjustable and flanked by shift paddles. Air-con is an auto dual-zone unit. Seats are trimmed in semi-aniline leather; both front seats are eight-way power adjustable and cool-ventilated. The driver’s seat gets three memory settings. There’s also a 14-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound system with in-dash DVD.

The RC F is the real scorcher – it gets a 5.0 litre V8 that pumps out 470 hp at 7,100 rpm and 530 Nm of torque between 4,800 and 5,600 rpm. Transmission is also an eight-speed auto. The century sprint is done in 4.5 seconds and top speed is a heady 270 km/h.

The RC F gets all the RC 350 Luxury gets, plus a Sport+ mode in the Drive Selector, rear torque vectoring differential, Brembo brakes, Sachs F suspension, F steering wheel and F sport seats, minus front fog lamps and a pop-up hood (in the event of collision).

Click to enlarge: Prices (left) and available colours

The Mark Levinson system has 17 speakers here, and the wheels are 255/35 R19 front and 275/35 R19 rear. Optional is a Carbon Fibre Package that gives you a carbon fibre-trimmed bonnet, roof and active rear wing for RM71,000.

Safety kit is shared between the two and they include eight airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Management Integrated, VSC, TRC, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Reverse Parking Assist Monitor.

OTR prices without insurance for Peninsular Malaysia are RM526,000 for the RC 350 Luxury and from RM782,000 for the RC F.

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