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2dr Coupe


Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.63
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.3

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.3


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 622


Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 4.0L/242
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6000

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 105.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8
Height, Overall (in) 52.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9
Length, Overall (in) 192.9
Liftover Height (in) 30.9

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in) 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 27.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7
Second Hip Room (in) 39.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.0
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.1


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25


Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1


Vehicle Name Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe
Body Style 2 Door Coupe


Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone


Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P225/55R16
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size P225/55R16


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 160
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)


Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.431
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.424
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.180
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.357
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.266
Clutch Size (in)


EPA Classification Sub-Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3649


Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Chrome
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Chrome
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5