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By Cars.com Staff
September 14, 2009
Vehicle Overview Like other grand-touring roadsters, the Lexus SC 430 hardtop convertible comes stocked with a V-8 engine and plenty of top-shelf accoutrements. Its competitors include the Jaguar XK and Mercedes-Benz SL.
New for 2010 The 2010 SC 430 receives a hard drive for its navigation system and enhanced Bluetooth with phonebook download. It also adds USB and iPod connectivity, Bluetooth streaming music capability and integrated XM Satellite Radio to its Mark Levinson audio system. Other changes include six-spoke 18-inch wheels and puddle lamps for the side mirrors.
Exterior The SC 430 features a hardtop that retracts in less than 25 seconds. Created with a low roofline and sleek profile, the design was subjected to wind testing to ensure it met Lexus' standards for noise, vibration and harshness.
New 18-inch wheels
Adaptive headlights swivel for better illumination around curves
Available rear spoiler
Available run-flat tires
Interior Considered a 2+2 coupe, the SC 430 has a tiny backseat that's intended mainly for luggage, which is helpful considering its sliver-shaped trunk. Rear legroom is nearly nonexistent.
Heated, 10-way power-adjustable front seats
Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
Nine-speaker Mark Levinson stereo with an in-dash CD changer
Under the Hood The SC 430's all-aluminum V-8 features variable valve timing.
4.3-liter V-8 making 288 horsepower and 317 pounds-feet of torque