Lexus SC430 

  • $58k
  • 2001
  • 300 HP 4.3L
  • 156 mph
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Lexus SC430

0-60mph

SC430
5.9 s
911 Turbo
3.9 s

Top speed

SC430
156 mph
911 Turbo
192 mph
TT RS Coupé
174 mph

0-100mph

SC430
15.5 s
911 Turbo
8 s

1/4 mile

SC430
14.4 s
911 Turbo
11.4 s
TT RS Coupé
12.6 s

Data points Key details of the Lexus SC430

Price

SC430
$58k
911 Turbo
$130k
S2000
$30k

Horsepower

SC430
300 HP
911 Turbo
473 HP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lexus
Price $58,455
Year 2001
Highway mileage 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.8 lb/hp
Maximum hp 300 HP @ 5,600 RPM
Maximum torque 325 ft-lb @ 3,400 RPM
Max RPM 6,350 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,293 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.58 in / 3.25 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 156 mph
1/4 mile 14.4 s
0-60mph 5.9 s
0-100mph 15.5 s
Lateral acceleration 0.85 g
Drag coefficient 0.31

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 3.27:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203
Rear wheels 457/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,840 lb
Width 72 in
Height 53.1 in
Length 177.8 in
Front track width 61 in
Wheelbase 101.3 in
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