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2dr Convertible


Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.47
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 8.8
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.4

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.5


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582


Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 4.3L/262
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 3400

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in) 177.8
Liftover Height (in) 29.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0
Wheelbase (in) 103.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6
Height, Overall (in) 53.1

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in) 43.6
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 46.6
Second Leg Room (in) 27.1
Second Head Room (in) 33.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8
Front Head Room (in) 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 75.0
Passenger Capacity 4


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18


Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion


Body Style 2-Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 430
Vehicle Name Lexus SC 430


Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 40
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 40


Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size 245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Size 245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Spare Tire Size T145/70R17


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


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)


EPA Classification Sub-Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3840


Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8