Lexus SC430 Pace Car 

  • 2002
  • 312 HP 4.3L
This summer a very special Lexus SC430 will be showing a clean pair of exhaust pipes to the snarling field of Indy Cars.
Other modifications in the body-building regime include a full safety roll cage, four-point racing seatbelt harness, race-tuned suspension, Eibach racing coil springs and Bilstein shock absorbers.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lexus SC430 Pace Car


SC430 Pace Car
6 s
2.7 s

Data points Key details of the Lexus SC430 Pace Car


SC430 Pace Car
312 HP
987 HP
750 HP


SC430 Pace Car
332 ft-lb
922 ft-lb

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Lexus SC430 Pace Car
Engineers gave the SC430 pace car 28 additional horses for a total of 312 horsepower and added 25lb.
Already a striking vehicle, the company's US Motorsports Technical Centre has turned the sleek sport coupe into a car that demands attention with its bright, metallic silver exterior, edgy purple and yellow race stripes, silver wheels and purple leather interior.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Lexus
Year 2002

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.34 lb/hp
Maximum hp 312 HP @ 5,600 RPM
Maximum torque 332 ft-lb @ 3,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,300 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.58 in / 3.25 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

0-60mph 6 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc
Front wheels 457/? 241
Rear wheels 483/? 254

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,849 lb
Width 71.9 in
Height 53 in
Length 177.8 in
Front track width 63 in
Wheelbase 103.1 in
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