Lexus is presenting the new RC 300h F Sport Black Edition ahead of its appearance at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show start of sale un the United Kingdom on May 1. As the name suggests, it is a special edition of the RC coupe that comes with a number of exterior and interior styling features that evokes the deep and rich black of sumi, the traditional ink used for Japanese brush painting and calligraphy.

The car sports a new dark chrome finish for the F Sport spindle grille as well as the circular LED fog lights. It also gets a set of 19-inch F Sport alloy wheels with a contrast matte black and bright machined finish, while the window mouldings are black stainless steel to match the coupe’s Graphite Black metallic paintwork.

On the inside, black leather adorns the seats and steering wheel, with orange stitching being added for a bit of contrast, including on the door panels. New wood trim inserts in a deep black colour – achieved through staining with sumi ink – plus a black headliner complete the look.

Equipment-wise, the Black Edition comes as standard with the F Sport Premier Pack that includes a 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Other items include a reverse camera, Lexus Premium Navigation system, 10.3-inch display, Lexus Safety System+ active safety and driver assistance functions, powered seats, dual-zone climate control and LED headlights.

No mechanical changes under the hood, with a 2.5 litre four-cylinder engine (178 hp/221 Nm), L210 eCVT and an electric motor (141 hp/300 Nm) forming the hybrid powertrain. Total system output is rated at 220 hp, while fuel consumption is claimed to be just 4.9 l/100 km (combined).