Is the 2019 Lexus RC 350 a real sports car?


Is the 2019 Lexus RC 350 a real sports car?

Video Channel: Micah Muzio

Thanks to my day job at Kelley Blue Book, I drive and review a lot of cars. Today I’m driving a 2019 Lexus RC 350. Joining me in the RC coupe is my wife, Evie. She reluctantly agreed to appear in this video for 2 reasons. 1: YouTube commenters were curious to meet her. 2: She loves ramen and I promised her a ramen lunch if she came along.

Regarding the car I’m driving, it’s a 2019 Lexus RC 350. Sporting a restyled exterior, the updated RC looks fab…at least to my eyes. Power comes from a 3.5-liter V6, offering a robust 311-horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. That marks a notable step up from the base turbocharged 4-cylinder but the RC F with its 467-horsepower V8 remains the pinnacle of the Lexus RC lineup. Then again, the RC F costs about $65,000 while the RC 350 starts at a comparatively reasonable $45,000.

All-wheel drive is an option on the RC but our test car is rear-wheel drive. As a fan of needless oversteer, rear-wheel drive suits me but this specific RC lacks a critical feature for exploiting that rear-drive nature. I explain that shortcoming in long-winded, entitled fashion in the video.

And just so the premise is ultra-clear, this is not a comprehensive review but rather a casual look at the 2019 Lexus RC 350, while I live my normal life. Simple. Fun!

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