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SC Model Details

2009
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SC 2009

Experience why the SC is one of the most heralded hardtop convertibles on the road. For 2009, the SC welcomes a new exterior color, Opaline Pearl. Brown walnut or espresso birds-eye maple wood trim is paired with Ecru, Camel or Black leather. The 4.3-liter V8 is rated at 288 horsepower [1] and is mated to a six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission that can adapt to shift gears based on driver's habits and road conditions. On the exterior, the SC adopts turn indicators integrated in the side mirrors.


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Engine
SC 430
Type 90o V8, aluminum block and heads 
Displacement 4.3 liters (262 cubic inches) 
Valvetrain Four cam, four valves per cylinder, with continuously Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) 
Compression Ratio 10.5:1  
Horsepower at RPM 288 @ 5,600 RPM [1] 
Torque at RPM 317 @ 3,400 RPM [1] 
Emission Rating Certified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II) 

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Performance
SC 430
0-60 MPH Acceleration 5.8 seconds [1] [4] 
1/4 Mile Acceleration 14.3 seconds [1] [4] 
Top Track Speed (electronically limited) 149 mph [1] [4] 
EPA Fuel Economy Estimates (city/highway) 16/23 mpg [5] 
Aerodynamic Drag Coefficient 0.31 
Aerodynamic Drag Coefficient (Available) 0.30 (with optional spoiler) 
Turning Circle 35.4 ft 

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Drivetrain
SC 430
Transmission Six-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) 
Drive Wheels Rear-wheel drive  
Final Drive Ratio 3.769:1 

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Chassis
SC 430
Suspension (front) Independent, double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers with internal rebound springs and stabilizer bar 
Suspension (rear) Independent, double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar 
Steering Vehicle-speed-sensing, progressive power-assisted rack-and-pinion. 3.3 turns, lock to lock 
Brakes Four-wheel power-assisted discs with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist [6] 
Brake Size 11.7-in ventilated front, 12.1-in solid rear discs 
Wheels and Tires 18 x 8.0-in five-spoke alloy wheels [7] with 245/40ZR18 summer tires [7] 

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Body / Dimensions
SC 430
Type Four-passenger retractable hardtop luxury convertible 
Construction Welded-steel unibody 
Overall Length 178.5 in (4,534 mm) 
Width 72.0 in (1,829 mm) 
Height 53.1 in (1,349 mm) 
Wheelbase 103.1 in (2,619 mm) 
Curb Weight 3,840 lb (1,742 kg) 
Fuel-Tank Capacity 19.8 gal (75 L) 
Trunk Capacity 8.8 cu ft (249 L) 
Trunk Capacity (Available) 9.4 cu ft (266 L) (with available run-flat tires) [8] 
Headroom 37.2/33.9 in (945/861 mm) (front/rear) 
Legroom 43.6/27.1 in (1,107/688 mm) (front/rear) 
Shoulder Room 53.8/46.6 in (1,367/1,184 mm) (front/rear) 
Hip Room 55.7/49.5 in (1,415/1,257 mm) (front/rear) 

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[1]Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease. [2]MSRP does not include delivery, processing and handling fee of $910. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price may vary. Does not include accessory options installed by dealer. [3]Delivery, processing and handling fee is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Lexus provides, as well as Lexus' overall pricing structure. Lexus may make a profit on the delivery, processing and handling fee. [4]Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt. [5]EPA-estimated ratings. Actual mileage will vary. [6]Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance, tire and road conditions. [7]18-in performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 15,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions. [8]Run-flat tire technology is designed for limited emergency use only. If air pressure is lost, vehicle speed must remain below 55 mph; cornering, braking and accelerating must be done with extreme caution; and the tire should be replaced within 100 miles. See Lexus dealer for details. Back to top