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Lexus RC 2019 revealed ahead of Paris motor show

Lexus has revealed its facelifted RC sportscar ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show in October.

The mid-life update sees subtle styling tweaks, improved engine response and sharpened handling – which, according to Lexus – has contributed to a more supple and refined ride.

Lexus Australia has confirmed the car will be available Down Under at some stage, but is yet to disclose specific details.

The refreshed RC borrows a number of styling cues from the flagship LC coupe, with updated front and rear bumpers with vertical slashes, sharpened headlights and brake duct vents.

Toyota's luxury brand claims aerodynamics have been improved thanks to new side window mouldings and rear diffuser ducts.

To enhance both the look and steering feel, the RC has gained bigger wheels and tyres, while stiffer suspension bushes and new dampers should help handling and corner stability.

The grille features a new mesh pattern on the RC300 and RC350 variants, while the full-fruit RC F Sport gets the black mesh grille from other F Sport models in the Lexus line-up.

Optional triple-stacked LED headlights with LED daytime running lights will be available in overseas markets, which are neatly packaged into the headlamp cluster.

Six exterior colours will be offered.

Locally, the Lexus RC is the fourth best-selling sportscar in its class behind the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the BMW 4 Series and the Audi A5.

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