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SC Model Details

SC 2010

The SC continues its reputation as one of the most heralded hardtop convertibles on the road. For 2010, the SC gets a new exterior color - Costa Azul Mica, replacing Tiger Eye Mica and Opaline Pearl. Also new is a next-generation Navigation System [1] with voice command. Available XM® services include XM® Radio [1] [2] [3], XM NavTraffic® [1] [3], XM NavWeather™ [1] [3] and XM® Sports and Stocks [1] [3]. Audio is enhanced with a standard USB input as well as Bluetooth® audio [4] connectivity for compatible music players, including iPod® [5].

Brown walnut or espresso bird's-eye maple wood trim is paired with Ecru, Camel or Black leather. The 4.3-liter V8 is rated at 288 horsepower [6] 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 new 18-inch six-spoke wheels [7] plus turn indicators integrated in the side mirrors.

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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 hp @ 5,600 [6] 
Torque at RPM 317 lb-ft @ 3,400 [6] 
Emission Rating Certified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II) 

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SC 430
0-60 MPH Acceleration 5.8 seconds [6] [10] 
1/4 Mile Acceleration 14.3 seconds [6] [10] 
Top Track Speed (electronically limited) 149 mph [6] [10] 
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (city/highway/combined) 16/23/19 mpg [11] 
Aerodynamic Drag Coefficient 0.31 
Aerodynamic Drag Coefficient (Available) 0.30 (with optional spoiler) 
Turning Circle 35.4 ft 

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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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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 [12] 
Brake Size 11.7-in ventilated front, 12.1-in solid rear discs 
Wheels and Tires 18 x 8.0-in six-spoke alloy wheels [7] with 245/40YR18 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 
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) [13] 
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]The Navigation System is designed to assist in locating an address or point of interest. XM® Radio, XM NavTraffic®, XM NavWeather™ and XM® Sports and Stocks require a monthly service fee and hardware. XM NavTraffic is designed to provide real-time traffic or alternative routes of travel; XM NavWeather is designed to provide real-time weather and forecasting information in your general vicinity and along your route of travel. Discrepancies may be encountered between the system and your actual location. Road system and weather changes may affect the accuracy of the information provided. Rely on your common sense to decide whether to follow a specified route. Detailed coverage not available in every city or roadway. Periodic Navigation updates available at an additional cost. Please see your Navigation System Owner's Manual for further details. [2]Functioning XM® Radio requires a monthly service fee. Please see your Lexus dealer for further details. Reception of the satellite signal may vary depending on location. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscriptions governed by the XM Customer Agreement available at www.xmradio.com/serviceterms. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. [3]XM NavTraffic® and XM NavWeather™ each require a separate XM subscription. XM® Sports and Stocks is available with an XM® Radio subscription. After a 90-day complimentary trial, you must set up the appropriate XM subscription(s) to continue receiving these services. The XM NavTraffic, XM NavWeather and XM Sports and Stocks services are available in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. For details about the XM service coverage areas, visit www.xmradio.com or call the XM Listener Care Center at 1-877-515-3987. To receive XM NavTraffic, XM NavWeather and XM Sports and Stocks services, XM service must be activated. To activate the service, call the XM Listener Care Center. Subscriptions are governed by the XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com/serviceterms. XM Radio fees, services and programming are subject to change. [4]Bluetooth® audio device must be enabled with A2DP and AVRCP. [5]iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. [6]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. [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]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. [9]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. [10]Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt. [11]EPA-estimated ratings. Actual mileage will vary. [12]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. [13]When equipped with available run-flat tires. Back to top