2016 Lexus RC200t F Sport Review – The Mildest Member of a Radical Coupe Family

The least of the RC siblings is the 2016 Lexus RC200t F Sport; a coupe that inherits its bigger brother’s looks but tones down the performance by a lot. The Lexus RC F is a mad powerhouse with killer looks and agile handling despite being heavier than the competition. To add more choices for the consumer looking for a sports coupe, Lexus offers the RC F’s little siblings to the market to fill in gaps.

2016 Lexus RC200t F Sport Review - The Mildest Member of a Radical Coupe Family

Stunning Looks and Modest Power Makes the 2016 Lexus RC200t F Sport

The exterior of the 2016 Lexus RC200t F Sport is absolutely stunning, swooping rooflines at the side, sleek windows, the front features the distorted hourglass grille with chrome outlines, the aggressive lights up front along with the sculpted tails at the back. The stunning looks is what makes one half of the Radical Coupe well… radical. The other half however is lacking in the RC200t because under the hood is a modest engine with a modest set of stats. The RC200t is powered by a 2 liter turbo four cylinder with a bunch of features to maximize efficiency. The humble four cylinder puts out a humble 241 horses paired with the 8 speed automatic with paddle shifts.

The interior of the 2016 RC200t F Sport is awkwardly filled with sleeves and shelves everywhere making for a weird design choice in looks but everything is put there with function in mind. The tachometer is a digital display with a gorgeous sliding color coded rpm gauge. The seats provide ample grip and support and are comfortable even on longer trips. On the outside the swooping roofline may suggest a very cramped back seat, but fold the front seats and they slide out of the way to make passage to the rear seats easy  and surprisingly the rear cabin can support two adults with no problems.

Driving the RC200t is fun. While it lacks the power of it’s bigger siblings, the RC200t still delivers the same driving fun worthy of being classed as a sports coupe. The coupe handles very well in corners rivaling the BMW 428i. Steering is quick and slack free as well as the suspension keeping the body motions at bay.

The exterior is quite the looker paired with its chrome accents and bright body color, the 2016 Lexus RC200t F Sport can turn heads easily. The interior while a hit or miss, is quite roomy and serves its function well. The back seat space is also actually usable. Like its bigger brother the RC F, the RC200t packs more pounds than it should. The stats for the car are slow for its class. To some it may resemble Toyota’s GT86 in terms of power and function but the RC200t F Sport is a whole new car on its own. It’s stunning and fun, that’s what you want in a sports coupe despite the lack of power


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