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Eager to in the success of the Lexus debut a prior, Toyota began to work on a mid-size Lexus that would compete rivaling luxury coupes of marques such as Acura and A premium 2-door coupe Toyota’s luxury division, the Lexus SC was introduced on June 1, as a 1992 model. With for up to four passengers, the SC had a front and rear-wheel drive design.

No luxury coupes were in at the time for Toyota. Choosing to use the second generation Toyota as the model upon which to the new model, the main problem lay in the new luxury coupe of the outdated and look. With the target at the American market, the coupe was turned over to the Calty Research center in California.

Using duracluster molding to create the body of the coupe, the team took a revolutionary by working 3-dimensionally rather the traditional 2-D sketch method. the design of the coupe on ‘emotion and (as described by design chiefs Campbell and Erwin Luihe), the new Coupe design was a far cry from the old of linear aesthetics.

With a design, the new coupe lacked any straight edges, and was instead on curvature. The resulting factor was a coefficient of only 0.31, a aerodynamic feat at the time.

In comparison to other vehicles its production, critics hailed the new coupe as a distinctive design was monumental in the development of following designs.

The SC 400 carried a 4.0-liter V8 along with a 4-speed transmission, while the SC 300, in June of 1992, had an inline engine. This engine was at costing over $400,000,000 in research and development. Both SC had the 2+2 notchback body, though the styling was different.

The SC 300 came much fewer standard and had a 3.0-liter engine inline 6 that developed 224 horsepower and with a 5-speed manual Standard features were all-disc brakes and a driver-side

For the SC 400, the original 1991-1992 were rated at 225 hp. The 400’s engine design was modified to 260 hp 250 hp in 1996. Both the SC 300 and 400 were with VVT-I in 1998, the ratings to 290 hp for the SC 400, and 225hp for the SC

In 1992 the Lexus SC 400 was named Trend Import Car of the year. For through 1998 the SC also Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best First generation Lexus SC were assembled at Toyota’s Technical Center in Motomatchi,

The original first generation SC, due to its advanced design, continued to in production until July 7th of In comparison to other vehicles the 1990’s that are redesigned 3-4 years, it was considered quite a for the coupe to survive virtually over nine years. changes and updates were these included new tail along with a modified design.

In 1997 a new front grille was added to increase the airflow the engine.

Lexus SC300

The 2001 the second model, the SC 430, a hardtop design went into Introduced at the Paris Motor in 2000, the newest Coupe was met instant acclaim. The SC 430 was powered by a 4.3 L V8 engine with VVTi with a five-speed automatic This was an identical engine to was found in the UCF30 Lexus LS.

The generation coupe was capable of 0-60 in 6 seconds, due to the SC 430’s V8 280 hp and 430 of torque. While the first SC was mainly styled in California, the of the styling for the second generation was in European design studios.

Designers and engineers from Europe and Japan working to create the sleek, streamlined found on the flashy new convertible. a base U.S. price of the SC 430 features a retractable aluminum all-leather interior, and 18 in. alloy

The third-generation Toyota Soarer was in Japan and featured the same design and various other with the first generation SC. The showcased a separate lineup of powertrains and vehicle configurations. The marque was introduced in Japan in and the fourth generation Soarer, was amazingly similar to the SC 430, was by the Japanese version of its Lexus

Lexus released the ‘Pebble Edition’ in 2004, a limited-production of the highly popular SC. Featuring a unique exterior and interior combination which changes year to year, the special SC is produced in partnership with the Beach Company. Only 400 of the special edition were in ’04, ’05, and ’06.

all production of the SC 430 takes place at the (Kanto Jidosha) assembly in Japan. The SC 430 is marketed and sold in Oceania, Europe and North

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