Obscure Muscle from the Past: The Lexus SC400|Hooniverse

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Obscure Muscle from the The Lexus SC400

Welcome to one of my curve-ball postings about an Muscle Car you may have never was a Muscle Car. Lexus has a reputation of having a very Toyota that emulates a It worked for them when the was introduced in the fall of 1989, and the derivative styling continues to from the LS 460 right through the Lexus HS Hybrid. However, was a 2 door coupe that was anything from Europe, America, or Asia, and that was the SC 400. With a 2 Door and a V-8 engine, could this Coupe be called a Muscle Let’s find out.

The SC 400’s 4.0 L V8 is the same engine in the LS 400 luxobarge. It is an arresting design, details one would have expected from the Japanese a few years earlier. This of SC lasted in production until of 2000, a span of over years. This production was quite long compared to contemporary Japanese models. with the long production only minor exterior were made. New tail and a modified spoiler design was of the mid-cycle vehicle refresh. A grille was added in 1997, with a redesigned front side skirts and rocker

The original 1991-92 engines rated at 250 hp, and 260 lb·ft of torque. In this engine was upped to 260 hp. In the SC 400 received variable valve and the ratings jumped to 290 hp, and 300 lb·ft of Tests conducted on the new engines an acceleration for the SC 400 of 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds. By the original 1992 SC 400 had a manufacturer’s 0-60 time of 6.9 seconds.

Lexus SC

The first generation SC offered a automatic transmission until when the SC 400 received an upgraded automatic. A 5-speed manual was only offered on the SC 300. The V8 was offered with the 5-speed due to emissions and insurance reasons. The generation SC coupes were at Toyota’s Higashifuji Technical in Motomatchi, Japan.

The SC 400 must be a performance coupe. all, its 290-horsepower engine did a 6 second zero-to-60 time, is slower than the less Mercedes-Benz CLK430, but faster the Cadillac Eldorado Touring (which is also cheaper). And its distance of 128 feet from 60 mph is for such a heavy vehicle pounds).

The SC 400 was honored as the Motor Trend Car of the Year for 1992. It also Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best for 1992 through 1998. then, will the SC 400 ever be a Muscle Car, or is it just a Personal Luxury Coupe, no aspirations of performance? Let the debate and be sure to read my Obscure Car Postings over at CarDomain.

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