Peter Anderson road tests and reviews the Lexus RC200t F Sport coupe, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.

Lexus has a patchy history with sporting coupes. One particularly memorable one, for perhaps the wrong reasons, was the folding hardtop SC430 that was terrible in almost every way. It's one saving grace was the excellent build quality. And who could forget the low-volume importer's favourite, the rebadged Toyota Soarer, which also wore the SC monicker.

Things changed for the better when the RC launched. With styling based on the myriad coupe concepts that Lexus churns out with seemingly twice-annual regularity dropped on top of the sporty IS sedan's underpinnings, things were looking up. 

When we drove the RC F, V8-powered IS F replacement, we nodded and said Lexus had finally done it. But not everyone wants or can afford a sports coupe with a high-revving V8, so Lexus kindly provided a whole range of cars to suit more tastes and more budgets.

And so we're here in the cheaper seats - the RC 200t F Sport.