The Lexus RC is a welcome break from the petrol-drenched coupes that every other manufacturer is pumping out.
From the outside, the RC’s styling is superb. From the gentle curving lines of the bonnet to the sharp angular shape of the grille, everything just oozes sophistication.
Inside everything is bang on trend too. Soft-touch materials are used lavishly and every dial, knob and button feels precisely engineered. Adding to the luxury, even the basic models are well specced with sat-nav, keyless entry and DAB radios included as standard.
On the road, the Lexus is a bit more sedentary than you’d expect.
Stamp on the the accelerator in a BMW M4 and you’re thrown backwards into your seat while shivers run up your neck.
Stamp on the accelerator in the RC and you glide forward at a rate slightly higher than before.
It's not exactly exciting but maybe that misses the point of the RC. It’s not a car to take round the Nurburgring ring in a squealing howl of rubber and fury. It’s a classy car for classy people and being in a rush ain’t classy.