The debut of the sport coupe SC400 (SC – sport coupe) took place in May 1991. The SC400 was equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission and also came in a modification with a 3-liter engine (SC300, which appeared a bit later, in August of 1991). ). By the way, in Japan, the right-hand drive version of this model became known as the Toyota Soarer. In 1998, the model was redesigned. At the heart of the Lexus SC300, they installed a standard six-cylinder, 24-valve in-line engine, with a volume of 3 liters and a capacity of 228 liters. c. The power unit is equipped with electronic fuel injection system. It works in conjunction with a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic. On the Lexus SC400, place a V-engine with eight cylinders and 32 valves, with a capacity of 4 liters capacity of 294 liters.
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It also has an electronic fuel injection system, interacts with a five-speed manual gearbox. Transmission with rear-wheel drive, limited slip differential, traction control. The safety of the passengers is in charge of four airbags, well thought out areas of body deformation, rack and pinion steering with servo and ABS on disc brakes (ventilated front and rear). Lexus SC300 / 400 has a high level of comfort and excellent driving performance. But following the latest trends of progress and realizing that the car is not equipped with side airbags and that the BASS system is not up to date. Lexus experts began preparing another generation about waterproof travel trailer cover.
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In 2001, the Lexus SC430 convertible was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show. The model has replaced the obsolete Lexus SC 300/400 coupe. The car perfectly combines qualities such as elegance, sportiness and an unsurpassed sense of comfort. In addition, a striking appearance, a promise of individuality and general attention in the traffic of the city. Low and wide, with smooth contours and as if it flows between the surfaces, the car is the epitome of elegance. On the outside, there is nothing superfluous and fanciful, everything is simple, but elegant and with good taste, so the SC430 looks great with the top open and closed. Thanks to the computer simulation of the air flow around the car, the designers managed to significantly reduce the wind in the cabin with the roof folded, even at high speeds. The shape of the body of the Lexus SC430 can certainly be considered a classic, but with a clear tinge of modernity in the form of increased flow and non-standard linearity.
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The Lexus SC430 has rear-wheel drive and is equipped with a 4.3-liter eight-cylinder V engine, which has a capacity of 282 hp, and a five-speed automatic adaptive gearbox. A “hundreds” of the car accelerates in 6.4 seconds. The interior is available in various colors. You can choose a beautiful and luxurious cream, you can more practical gray or black. Finishing materials include aluminum, chrome, a natural tree. As befits a class, car seats are equipped with all kinds of electricity. But it is worth remembering that the SC430 is, above all, a car for two. The second row does not have to carry passengers, there is very little space left. The steering wheel is comfortable, closer to the center are the audio control buttons. The GS430 model borrows the paddle switches and the instrument panel. In the center console, designed for crushed metal, there is a microclimate control unit with separate adjustment for the driver and passenger, as well as an air pollution sensor and an audio system control.
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Directly above the climate control unit there is a GPS navigation screen. In the center console there is also a button that handles the folding roof. This mechanism works smoothly and completely silently. The central console without problems in the tunnel, where the automatic transmission selector is located. Next – Shutdown button of the DSC stabilization system. The rear wheels of the Lexus SC430, as they are fashionable in this class, are one inch larger than the front wheels. First, the SC430 is designed for the US market. In 2003, Lexus confirmed once again that it is a car manufacturer not only expensive, but also exclusive. This time, the public showed up at the luxurious SC Pebble Beach with a convertible top, which was sold all over the world in a small edition of 400 pieces.
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The car is distinguished by an unusual original body color and special wheels Pebble Beach Azure Pearl. The roof of this car is folded in just 25 seconds, while there is enough space for luggage. The interior is amazingly expensive, quality and growth. Cat noodle The decoration uses leather and wood under the maple. An exclusive audio system by Mark Levinson, designed specifically for Lexus, complements the image. The acoustics are controlled by a computer system that can determine if the roof of the car is open or closed and, accordingly, change the sound of the entire audio system. Under the hood, the SC Pebble Beach is a 4.3-liter V8 engine that develops 300 hp. At the Tokyo Motor Show in 1999, the prototype of the first Lexus convertible was presented. At the Geneva Motor Show in 2001, the final model could be seen. It finally sells; It costs 13,550,000 pesetas.
It measures 4.51 m long, 1.82 wide and 2.62 of battle. It has an eight-cylinder V-engine, with 4.3 liters of displacement, 32 valves and a variable distribution system (VVT-i) that allow you to develop 283 HP of power and 417 Nm of maximum torque. This engine is the same as the LS 430 and the GS 430. The gearbox is automatic, five-speed and with a system called ECT (Electronically Controlled Transmission) capable of adjusting its operation to the conditions of the road and the driving. Lexus ensures that the chassis offers a lot of torsional rigidity despite being a convertible. Possibly this search for rigidity has led the brand’s technicians to create an excessively heavy chassis, which may explain the very high total weight of the SC 430: 2,110 kg. Any of its competitors (even more powerful and large) are considerably lighter. In the market there are similar cars, such as the Mercedes CLK 430 Cabrio and the Jaguar XK8 Convertible. For less money than the SC 430 costs, you can have more powerful and more sports-looking convertibles, such as the Chevrolet Corvette Cabrio SB Aut, although there are also more expensive ones, such as the Porsche 911 Carrera CabrioTiptronic.
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None of these competitors has a folding hardtop that allows a coupe and cabriolet at the same time, as in the Lexus, but also have others like the Mercedes SLK or the Peugeot 206 CC). This roof is formed by two rigid panels (one of which has a glass bezel) that fold at the touch of a button. In doing so, it is hidden in a compartment behind the rear seats. It is a 2 + 2, therefore the rear seats are small; only fit children or luggage (you will have to go conveniently subject). When the roof is unfolded the capacity of the trunk is 365 liters, but when folded is much smaller. Its 245/40 R18 tires allow a maximum of 160 km to circulate and at a speed not exceeding 100 km / h in the event of a puncture. In this way the driver can find a safe place to change the wheel. It has serial stability control and other electronic driving aids such as ABS, traction control or emergency brake booster. It also has CD loader, leather upholstery, heated seats, navigator, rain sensor or xenon headlights.Read More