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2006 Lexus SC 430

In addition, the Front lighting System now standard, can help enhance in the 2006 SC 430. The interior received a sporty makeover, new interior color and wood choices.

The Lexus SC 430 was the first hardtop convertible in the premium segment when it was introduced as a model. With the push of a the retractable hardtop transforms the SC 430 a coupe into a convertible in than 25 seconds.

The SC 430 combines the appeal of an exotic convertible the luxury and ride quality of a sedan, all with the comfort and of a closed coupe at the touch of a said Bob Carter, Lexus vice president and general

The 2006 Lexus SC 430 is immediately by revised front-end styling reflects the brand’s new L-finesse language. The new grille is more than before, and the front more pronounced, echoing the theme that debuted on the Lexus GS sedans. A thicker surround and larger Lexus further set the 2006 SC 430 apart the 2005 model.

New headlights a simpler two-bulb design in of the previous three-bulb configuration. The redesign allows the 2006 SC 430 to the Adaptive Front lighting (AFS) which helps to a turn or curve as the driver into it.

At the rear, new LED (light-emitting tail lamps add a high-tech touch to the SC 430’s flowing New-design, five-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels combine spokes with a new metallic finish for an overall sportier

Lexus has always paid attention to how color can convey and luxury. For 2006, the SC 430 paint debuts five new exterior Mercury Metallic, Matador Chardonnay Pearl, Black and Tigereye Pearl.

For the second consecutive year, the SC 430 hardtop convertible was documented as the vehicle in America in the 2005 Power and Associates Initial StudySM (IQS). The study is on the fewest problems per 100 vehicles, and the Lexus SC 430 registered 54 problems per 100 in this customer-based study. auto industry average was 118 per 100 vehicles in 2005). The SC 430 was one of five models that achieved the IQSSM score in their categories.

Aluminum V8 and New Six-Speed

The rear-wheel drive SC 430 convertible is to deliver exciting performance. The double overhead cam (DOHC) V8 engine produces 288 horsepower and 317 of peak torque, channeled the new six-speed automatic transmission, can propel the car from zero-to-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. At the same time, the SC 430 the Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle certification.

Continuously Variable Timing with intelligence helps eliminate the compromise low-end torque and high-rpm by optimizing valve overlap the engine’s speed range. The Powertrain Control works the Electronic Throttle Control to help smooth out acceleration a standing start by making adjustments to the throttle opening the driver steps on the accelerator

For 2006, a six-speed sequential transmission replaces the previous unit. Shift Logic responds to road grade and activity,holding gears or downshifting on to help provide better power or braking. The sequential feature allows the driver to a more involved driving by controlling gearshifts manually, desired.

Thoroughbred Chassis

By designing the SC 430 as a from the start, engineers its structure to provide excellent whether the retractable hardtop is up or The more rigid structure Lexus to tune the suspension to responsive handling without the brand’s renowned smooth The 53/47 weight distribution deliver optimal balance for steering response.

Front and double-wishbone independent suspension, by standard 18-inch wheels 245/40ZR18 Z-rated Dunlop gives the SC 430 sports car handling while preserving the smooth ride quality. All-season tires are standard, with run flats available as an option.

and Security

The Lexus SC 430 is equipped cutting-edge safety and security

The array of dynamic handling includes a four-sensor, four-channel Brake System (ABS), Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Assist, traction control and Vehicle Stability Control

EBD monitors all four wheels braking and varies brake according to the load on each Brake Assist is designed to if the driver is attempting emergency and if the driver has not stepped firmly on the brake pedal to engage it applies maximum braking until pedal pressure is

VSC helps control lateral while cornering on slippery or dry surfaces by using throttle and/or applying individual braking to help control any between where the driver is and where the vehicle is heading. The VSC integrates traction control to limit rear wheel on slippery road surfaces.

structural components, such as the panels, have been which can help protect in case of a collision. Other and visibility features include dual front airbags and side airbags, daytime lights, foglamps and projector Discharge (HID) headlights auto levelers.

The Tire Pressure Monitor can alert the driver to severely tires to help avoid a that could potentially to a loss of control. Coded monitor the tire air pressure and transmit this information to a via radio frequency communication. An light warns the driver of a drop in tire pressure.

Now standard on the 2006 SC 430, AFS enhance nighttime visibility in and curves. A central controller the optimum lighting direction on input from vehicle and steering angle and swivels the and left headlights independently. The beam can rotate from to 15 degrees in a left turn the right beam remains in the position. The right beam can from zero to five in a right turn while the beam remains in the center

As a result, AFS helps the driver see into a curve for enhanced A self-leveling feature (similar to automatically levels the lights on road conditions. An AFS on/off allows the driver to disengage the at any time.

Convertible Luxury at Its

The SC 430 interior combines elegant with lavish appointments. The leather-trimmed interior including door armrests, console and front seat belt newly available in camel, as as in black, saddle or ecru Front occupants enjoy the of 10-way power-adjustable heated

A redesigned instrument gauge adds a sporty look to the which is complemented by the same wheel design used in the GS sedans. The luxurious and sporty wheel continues with a adjustment and integrated cruise and audio switches. The wheel tilts away when the is turned off to make exiting and easier, then returns to its position when the car is started

The SC 430 interior uses wood on the center console, doors and panel, plus a matching shift knob and a wood-trim panel for the dual front The shifter plate surround has revised for 2006. Also a dark brown wood called Espresso is paired the new camel color leather-trim

Walnut wood trim is with the ecru, saddle and leather-trim interiors, and a new black is used with the dark interiors (black and saddle). powered, wood-trimmed access conceal both the audio head unit and the navigation An advanced climate control adjusts airflow and temperature The system differentiates between and top-down driving needs, taking into account the temperature to help ensure comfort.

The standard premium Levinson® audio system a seven-channel DSP 240-watt amplifier and strategically located speakers to the SC 430 interior into a private hall. System equalization adjusts when the roof is to compensate for the changed acoustics and noise levels, and returns to its levels when the roof is

Inspired Luxury

The exterior of the Lexus SC 430 was created by Lexus’ design center, inspired by the and styles of the French Riviera. The interior, with its plush of natural materials including and wood trim, took from the custom-made yachts sail the waters of this resort area.

The SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition, now in its year, highlights the modern design of this distinctive Lexus will produce 600 of the SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition for as part of a four-year marketing with the Pebble Beach

Standard DVD Navigation

Every new vehicle comes with a basic limited warranty. and restraint system coverage is for 72 months/70,000 miles. Corrosion protection is covered for 72 months, of mileage.

Model Lineup

For the consecutive year, Lexus is the SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition. 500 of the 2006 Pebble Beach will be available in the U.S. features for the Pebble Beach ($2,000) include a striking of Tiger eye exterior paint and interior as well as elegant Beach emblems. The 2006 will also be offered a specially commissioned Lexus luggage set.

Safety for all SC 430 models includes dual airbags, side-impact airbags, brakes, electronic brake-force Brake Assist, Vehicle Control, and traction control.


The Lexus SC 430 blends and agility with smoothness and With the top up and symphonic sound through the leather-lined cabin, the SC 430 its occupants from noise and roads. Its engine and transmission are smooth and the suspension handles and road undulations superbly, far than most cars.

to a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet you say that Lexus SC 430 is not a sport it has soft suspension and this is why SC 430 and wallows on winding, bumpy It doesn’t offoffer the grip or the response of a 911, a Mercedes-Benz SL a Jaguar XK8, or a Cadillac

However the SC 430 is enjoyable to drive. Its drive is the proper layout for a car, giving it handling and responsiveness that no front-wheel-drive car can Beeing a Lexus it is designed to in the areas of comfort and refinement, so you expect to drive the SC 430 like a car.

It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in than six seconds. The 4.3-liter V8 engine produces 288 horsepower at rpm and 317 pound-feet of torque at 3400 The SC 430 offers acceleration performance to that of the Mercedes SL 500 and Jaguar which is fast company, but it as quick as the Porsche 911 or Cadillac Top speed of the SC 430 is electronically limited to 143

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