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ON SALE: Now
BASE PRICE: $40,935
AS TESTED PRICE: $49,410
DRIVETRAIN: 2.0-liter DOHC turbocharged I4; RWD, eight-speed automatic
OUTPUT: 241 hp @ 5,800 rpm; 258 lb-ft @ 1,650-4,400 rpm
CURB WEIGHT: 3,737 lb
FUEL ECONOMY: 22/32/26 mpg(EPA City/Hwy/Combined)
OPTIONS: See below
PROS: Slippery shape and a handful of wild color options
CONS: Turbocharged four doesn't match its speedy look
The curb weight isn’t a small number -- more than 3,700 pounds -- and this boosted four has enough power to get going, but it’s far from thrilling. There’s a little lag from the turbocharger -- don’t try to take off in second gear -- and it really needs to hit the midrange to feel any notion of speed.

Full Article via Autoweek : 2016 Lexus RC200t F-Sport review with photos, specs and pricing

 

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I still wouldn't mind getting the 200t. Even though they say it's not "speedy" enough, it'll be more than easy to swap turbos, tune it properly and squeeze a great amount of power out of it.
 

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IDK... awful heavy car for a 2.0 turbo. But some will buy it simply for looks/price.
 

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I agree. I think the price will definitely be what'll draw people in. What I'm wondering is how the transmission will hold up for the excessive weight and lack of power
 

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Would have been great if the RC 200t F-Sport was a bit lighter or had more power. The mods needed to make it more "speedy" may not be worth it on top of the MSRP.
 

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That's why I said easy and not cheap ;) lol but I totally agree with you, it'll be quite pricey which makes you consider if it's even worth it at that point.
 
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