Unchanged from last year except for side mirrors that now incorporate turn signals, the 2009 Lexus SC 430 remains powered by a 4.3L near-silent V8 engine generating 288 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque with rear-wheel drive through a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. EPA estimated fuel economy comes in at 16 mpg city/23 mpg hwy and 19 mpg for combined driving. The SC 430 is equipped with standard safety features, such as antilock brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags and front-seat knee airbags. Lexus SC 430 photos and 360 views show off the sleek convertible's exterior and interior persona. The two-door convertible seats four passengers, transforming from hardtop luxury coupe to open-air convertible in less than 30 seconds. The 2009 Pebble Beach special edition, of which only 300 units will be available, features special badging, mercury metallic paint, a rear spoiler, special 18-inch wheels, illuminated scuff plates and other unique details.Read more Read less
Very little is changed on the Lexus SC 430 for 2009, other than the turn signals are now integrated into the side mirrors. Variations on silver, white, black and champagne are available as exterior colors. Golden Almond Metallic joins the color palette. The 2009 Pebble Beach Edition ? only 360 will be available ? comes with a Smokey Granite Mica exterior, Camel/Ecru interior, monogrammed floor mats and unique 18-inch alloy wheels.
Traditional Lexus quality in a premium sports car; elegant interior; eye-catching exterior; quiet, smooth ride; very extensive standard equipment list.
The 2009 Lexus SC 430 continues the Lexus tradition of luxury, class and performance. In the same league as the BMW 335i, the Jaguar XK8 and the Mercedes-Benz CLK550, the SC 430 transforms from hardtop coupe to open-air convertible in under 30 seconds. Engineered as a convertible from the beginning in 2002, the rigid structure uses a rear double-wishbone independent suspension to deliver incredible handling and smoothness. The 53/47 weight distribution also helps deliver optimal balance. Standard equipment is so extensive that no optional extras are offered for the interior. Combined mileage (city and highway) is estimated at 19 mpg.