Lexus RC 300h F Sport Black Edition announced ahead of Geneva reveal

Raft of exterior and interior enhancements give hybrid coupe a menacing new look

Lexus will arrive at the 2018 Geneva motor show with the Lexus RC 300h F Sport Black Edition. As the name suggests, Lexus has imparted a host of visual changes on the coupe to give it a none-more-black colour scheme. Unfortunately there are no mechanical changes to speak of. Based on the Lexus RC 300h F Sport, the model will go on sale in May 2018 priced from £45,165.

For that hefty sum you’ll get a dash of exclusivity, courtesy of the Graphite Black paintwork,19-inch alloys with a two-tone silver-black finish, black window trim-surrounds and a darker chrome grille.

> Lexus RC F review

Step inside the cabin and you’ll find plenty of black leather trimming the tactile surfaces, including the seats and steering wheel, contrasted with orange stitching to break up the sea of black. Furthermore, Lexus has stained the wood inlays with black sumi ink.

As mentioned above, the hybrid powertrain goes unchanged, pairing a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. Combined power stands at 220bhp, which helps the Black Edition sprint from 0 to 62mph in 8.6sec.

To help justify the price tag – some £5520 more than a basic RC 300h F Sport – Lexus has also been generous with kit. A 17-speaker stereo system, LED headlights, a sunroof and heated and ventilated seats are all standard.

Recommended

2022 Geneva motor show cancelled – organisers blame chip shortage and pandemic
Geneva Motor Show 2022 cancelled
Geneva motor show

2022 Geneva motor show cancelled – organisers blame chip shortage and pandemic

Event organisers sight the continued pandemic as cause for cancellation
8 Oct 2021

Most Popular

Car pictures of the week
Tolman Peugeot 205 GTI
Peugeot 205 GTi hatchback

Car pictures of the week

In this week’s car pictures from issue 292, we look at the highlights from Adam Towler’s drive in the Tolman Peugeot 205 GTI
3 Dec 2021
Used car deals of the week
Used car deals main
used cars

Used car deals of the week

Here's what caught evo’s fancy this week on the second hand car market
2 Dec 2021
Aston Martin V12 Vantage officially coming in 2022
V12 Vantage teaser
Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin V12 Vantage officially coming in 2022

Aston Martin’s dreamy small body/big engine combo is back, a new V12 Vantage is coming next year
1 Dec 2021