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2007 Lexus SC 430

2007 Lexus SC 430
2007 Lexus SC 430 Specifications
Chassis
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/disc
Tires F-R:245/40 ZR18
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Engine
Type:V8
Displacement cu in (cc):262 (4293)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:288(215) / 5600
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:317(430) / 3400
Redline at RPM:6350
Exterior
Length Width Height in:178.5 72 53.1
Weight lb (kg):3840 (1743)
Performance
Acceleration 0-60 mph s:5.8
Top Speed mph (km/h):149 (240) - electronically limited
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):19/25 (12.0)
Base Price: 2007 Lexus SC 430 - $65,455 / 69,000 (last update: 2/22/2007)

Lexus SC 430 Gains Performance and Design Enhancements

The 2007 Lexus SC 430 hardtop convertible, documented as the auto industry's highest quality car in the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) for the second consecutive year, turned heads with refreshed styling as of 2006, while offering even smoother performance from a new six-speed sequential shift automatic transmission.

In addition, the Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS), now standard, can help enhance safety in the 2007 SC 430. The interior also received a sporty makeover, including new interior color and wood trim choices.

The Lexus SC 430 was the first retractable hardtop convertible in the premium luxury segment when it was introduced as a 2002 model. With the push of a button, the retractable hardtop transforms the SC 430 from a coupe into a convertible in less than 25 seconds.

The Lexus SC 430 is immediately identifiable by revised front-end styling that reflects the brand's new L-finesse design language. The new grille is more angular than before, and the front bumper more pronounced, echoing the design theme that debuted on the 2006 Lexus GS sedans. A thicker chrome surround and larger Lexus badge further set the 2007 SC 430 apart from the 2005 model.

New headlights feature a simpler two-bulb design in place of the previous three-bulb configuration. The headlight redesign allows the 2007 SC 430 to gain the Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) which helps to illuminate a turn or curve as the driver steers into it.

At the rear, new LED (light-emitting diode) tail lamps add a high-tech design touch to the SC 430's flowing lines. New-design, five-spoke, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels combine narrower spokes with a new metallic gray finish for an overall sportier appearance.

The Lexus SC 430 Features Aluminum V8 and New Six-Speed Automatic

The rear-wheel drive Lexus SC 430 convertible is engineered to deliver exciting performance. The aluminum, double overhead cam (DOHC) 4.3-liter V8 engine produces 288 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of peak torque, channeled through the new six-speed automatic transmission, that can propel the car from zero-to-60 mph in just 5.8 seconds. At the same time, the SC 430 received the Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV) certification.

Continuously Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) helps eliminate the compromise between low-end torque and high-rpm horsepower by optimizing valve overlap throughout the engine's speed range. The Intuitive Powertrain Control works with the Electronic Throttle Control System to help smooth out acceleration from a standing start by making slight adjustments to the throttle opening when the driver steps on the accelerator pedal.

As of 2006, a six-speed sequential automatic transmission replaces the previous five-speed unit. Shift Logic Control responds to road grade and acceleration/deceleration activity, holding gears or downshifting on hills to help provide better engine power or braking. The sequential shift feature allows the driver to enjoy a more involved driving experience by controlling gearshifts manually, when desired.

Convertible Luxury at Its Best

The Lexus SC 430 interior combines elegant design with lavish appointments. The semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior - including seats, door armrests, console cover and front seat belt presenters - is newly available in camel, as well as in black, saddle or ecru colors. Front occupants enjoy the comfort of 10-way power-adjustable heated seats.

A redesigned instrument gauge panel adds a sporty look to the interior, which is complemented by the same steering wheel design used in the all-new GS sedans. The luxurious and sporty wood/leather-trimmed wheel continues with a tilt-telescope adjustment and integrated cruise control and audio switches. The wheel automatically tilts away when the ignition is turned off to make exiting and reentry easier, then returns to its memory position when the car is started again.

The SC 430 interior uses wood trim on the center console, doors and instrument panel, plus a matching wood-trim shift knob and a wood-trim cover panel for the dual front cupholders. The shifter plate surround has been revised for 2006. Also new, a dark brown wood color called Espresso is paired with the new camel color leather-trim interior.

The standard premium Mark Levinson audio system uses a seven-channel DSP 240-watt amplifier and nine strategically located speakers to turn the Lexus SC 430 interior into a private concert hall. System equalization automatically adjusts when the roof is lowered to compensate for the changed acoustics and ambient noise levels, and returns to its original levels when the roof is raised.
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