Lexus SC: An Unmatched Choice For Sophisticated Drivers



The Lexus SC is a 2-door grand tourer produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota from 1991 to 2010. They joined the market as a predecessor of the Toyota Soarer and successor of the Lexus LC with a front-engine and rear-wheel-drive layout. The Lexus SC is available in two generations whereby the first generation joined the market between 1991 and 2000 followed by the second generation which was produced from 2001 to 2010. 

The production of the first generation debuted in April 1991 coming in a 2-door coupe powered by a 3.0 L engine for the SC 300 and a 4.0 L engine for the SC 400 with either 4- and 5-speed automatic transmission. The first generation saw the production and improvements made on the SC 400 and SC 300 which paved the way to the second generation of the Lexus SC.

Toyota revealed the concept of the second generation of the luxury coupe in 1999 and in April the following year, Lexus SC debuted its second-generation model prior to joining the market in 2001. The second generation of Lexus SC Z40 is designed with a 4.3 L V8 engine with variable valve timing (VVT-i) coming with a 5-speed automatic transmission for 2002 to 2005 model and a 6-speed automatic transmission for 2006 to 2010 model. The second-generation models received a redesign which included a convertible style for 2001 to 2005 releases while additionally, the 2005 to 2010 models came with redesigned alloy wheels and introduced the Bluetooth technology.



The Lexus SC is known for its powerful engines in both the SC 400, 300, and 430 which give its customer base a wide room of selection based on the performance ability. The powerful engine of the Lexus SC is available in the SC 400 which comes with 4.0 L V8 engines, 4- and 5-speed automatic transmission powered by either a 250, 260 or 290 horsepower with 260, 270 and 300 ft.lbf, the SC 300 which comes with 3.0 L I6 engines, a 4-AT/5-MT or 4-speed automatic transmission equipped by a 225 horsepower with 210 or 220 ft.lbf, and the SC 430 which comes with 4.3 L V8 engines, 5- and 6-speed automatic transmission which operates under a 300 or 288 horsepower with 323 or 317 ft.lbf.


Interior, Luxury, and Convenience

The Lexus SC is designed with several standard features that improve the driving and traveling experience. Lexus SC models come with a 10-way driver and front passengers seats powered by the Lexus Memory System to control the driver’s and front passenger seats, outside mirrors and steering wheel, height-adjustable headrests for the front seats, an HDD Navigation System with voice command and color LCD display, 9 Mark Levinson 240-watt speakers, wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel, carpet floor mats,  Intuitive Climate Control system with lap-level vents, interior air filter, smog sensor, and automatic recirculation, power windows with one-touch auto-open/close feature, power door locks, remote-linked window opening and retained accessory power for windows, power-retractable aluminum-alloy roof, and a cruise control option to monitor and assist your driving style. 


Safety and Security

The Lexus SC is equipped with essential standard safety and security features to guarantee the safety of the driver and passengers while on the road in case of accidents or collisions. The models come with driver’s and front passenger’s airbag system, front seat-mounted side airbags, driver’s and front passenger’s knee airbags, highly rigid body structure with front and rear crumple zones, three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, Child Restraint Seat tether anchor brackets for rear seating positions, the Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes, Brake Assist, LED taillamps, Direct Tire Pressure Monitor System, Integrated fog lamps, water-repellent door glass and to ensure that your car is safe from theft is a vehicle theft-deterrent and engine-immobilizer system, with an in-key transponder.

The Lexus SC is a vehicle that is designed to give you a remarkable on-road experience. Rooting from a sports car nature, its engine is one of a kind as it allows you to take your driving experience to the next level by switching between driving modes while maintaining the vehicle’s full control. Its convertible style allows you to drive in the open air with its top-down/up roofing options taking full control of the amount of airflow supplied in the car. The Lexus SC is indeed sophisticated and comes as a suitable option for luxury car lovers. Not only is the vehicle appealing to the eyes but it is also equipped with a high ability to take you through daily life adventures. Visit BE FORWARD to order your favorite Lexus SC model.