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Lexus SC430 Convertible

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Lexus SC430 Convertible

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4293 cm3 / 262.0 cu in / 262.0 cu in, 215.0 kW / 288.3 hp / 288.3 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 429.9 N·m / 317.0 lb·ft / 317.0 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, consumption 12.4 l/100km / 22.8 mpg-UK / 19.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LexusIssued from2008
ModelSC430 ConvertibleIssued until
SerieSCNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLexusCountryJP

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)255 l / 9.01 cu ft / 9.01 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2124 l / 75.01 cu ft / 75.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)430 l / 15.19 cu ft / 15.19 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4540 mm / 178.7 in / 178.7 inTotal (curb) weight1566 kg / 3452 lb / 3452 lb
Width1840 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
Height1360 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity180 kg / 397 lb / 397 lb
Wheelbase2630 mm / 103.5 in / 103.5 inGross (max.) weight1746 kg / 3849 lb / 3849 lb
Track frontTowing weight1590 kg / 3505 lb / 3505 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity75 l / 16.5 UK gal / 19.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.13 m2 / 22.9 sq ft / 22.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.64 m2 / 6.9 sq ft / 6.9 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.9 kW / 21.3 hp / 21.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjection. Sequentially electronic fuel injectionEngine displacement4293 cm3 / 262.0 cu in / 262.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power215.0 kW / 288.3 hp / 288.3 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationMax. torque429.9 N·m / 317.0 lb·ft / 317.0 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)86.0 kW / 115.3 hp / 115.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output50.1 kW/l / 1.101 bhp/cu in / 1.101 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.1 N·m/l / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in / 0.88 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio187.2 kW/ton / 141.8 bhp/ton / 141.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)14.7 l/100km / 19.2 mpg-UK / 16.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)10.2 l/100km / 27.7 mpg-UK / 23.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)12.4 l/100km / 22.8 mpg-UK / 19.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions281 g/km / 452 g/mi / 452 g/mi
  Range605 km / 376 mi / 376 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front245/40-ZR18Tyres rear245/40-ZR18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lexus SC430 Convertible

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