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Lexus SC430

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Lexus SC430

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4293 cm3 / 262.0 cu in / 262.0 cu in, 223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 440.0 N·m / 324.5 lb·ft / 324.5 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LexusIssued from2001
ModelSC430Issued until
SerieSCNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLexusCountryJP

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5520 l / 194.94 cu ft / 194.94 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4515 mm / 177.8 in / 177.8 inTotal (curb) weight1742 kg / 3840 lb / 3840 lb
Width1825 mm / 71.9 in / 71.9 inDry weight
Height1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2620 mm / 103.1 in / 103.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inWeight distribution (front)53.0 % / 53.0 % / 53.0 %
Ground clearance142 mm / 5.6 in / 5.6 inFuel capacity75 l / 16.5 UK gal / 19.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.65 m2 / 7.0 sq ft / 7.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.1 kW / 21.6 hp / 21.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine Code3UZ-FETotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerToyotaValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium block & headsBore91.0 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement4293 cm3 / 262.0 cu in / 262.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity536.63 cm3/cylinder / 32.747 cu in/cylinder / 32.747 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque440.0 N·m / 324.5 lb·ft / 324.5 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)98.6 kW / 132.2 hp / 132.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.1 kW/l / 1.145 bhp/cu in / 1.145 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque102.5 N·m/l / 0.90 lb·ft/cu in / 0.90 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.75
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sPower-to-weight ratio172.2 kW/ton / 130.5 bhp/ton / 130.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)17.10 s / 17.10 s / 17.10 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time15.40 s / 15.40 s / 15.40 s (top 97 km/h / 60 mph / 60 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time27.50 s / 27.50 s / 27.50 s CO2 emissions287 g/km / 462 g/mi / 462 g/mi
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.27Turning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lexus SC430

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