The Lexus SC430 luxury sports coupe begins with a body that has been crafted by designers who understand how to combine aero-dynamic penetration with a sophisticated appearance. Calling the Lexus SC430 sleek is an understatement, everything about the Luxury Coupe SC430 relates to cosseting both driver and passenger. The super slippery Lexus achieves significant reductions of wind noise whether the hood is up or down. For both driver and passenger wind noise reduction means that progress is a rewarding experience in which to enjoy listening to music, which includes the subdued powerful sounds emanating from the Lexus engine bay.
The Lexus SC430 is powered by a 4.3 litre V-8 engine that produces 288 horsepower driving through the rear wheels courtesy of a six speed sequential-shift automatic transmission. Lexus designed the SC430 to be receptive to sporty use although its forte is more towards those shared by Grand Tourers. The Luxury Coupe SC430 is for those drivers who want to enjoy the scenery as well as the rush between bends. Although its sporting credentials include rear wheel drive and a fully independent suspension, together with that powerful V8, this is an easy-to-live-with roadster that will make you feel good that you were wise enough to buy.
With its intention to provide a roadster able to make driving comfortable as well as fun, Lexus has incorporated lots of new and proven technology to ensure that owners benefit. Speed-sensitive, variable-assist power steering is just such a feature that aids its driver by providing light steering at parking speeds while at higher speeds the steering acknowledges the change by increasing tautness.
Intuitive Powertrain Control is a computer system that records road conditions and driver actions prior to alerting the engine, transmission, driveshafts, differentials and axles in regard to the best response to be adopted in line with the current style of driving.
Acoustic Control Induction is a method of maintaining torque availability, which equates to the push you receive by flooring the throttle. In the Lexus SC430 the gear you are travelling in will not detract from the amount of torque available. This feature provides the SC430 with an agility other similar vehicles lack.
Equipped with driver and passenger airbags as standard, the SC 430 is also equipped with Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) designed for a driver to maintain steering control even under severe braking conditions. In addition to ABS is Brake Assist, which is a computer system contingency able to register the severity of a panic stop and automatically increase braking in line with driver responses.
While modern technology built within the frame and mechanics of the Lexus SC430 are caring for driver and passenger more accessible mechanisms are also provided. Three-point seatbelts assisted by seat belt Pre-Tensioners with Force Limiters ensure that seat safety is not compromised.
Nothing has been spared to provide the driver and passenger with creature comforts which include: Mark Levinson Audio; DVD Navigation System; Climate Control; Rear Wind Deflector; Seat Memory System and a HomeLink Remote Control.
The Lexus SC430 is a mature roadster with a focus on luxury rather than outright performance. Prices for the Lexus SC430 begin at $66,050.