The less expensive SC300, which came with the base Supra’s 2JZ engine, could be had with a 5spd manual transmission. Considering the 300 is lighter and has shorter gearing, it’s performance (with the 5spd) matches closely with that of the SC400. However, the SC400 has more torque and a broader torque curve from its V8
The 1UZ-FE V8 engine came from the LS400, and it could barely fit (requiring a different air filter assembly). However, Lexus loved the SC concept design so much that they were willing to rearrange (or even redesign) the front-end hardware to maintain the beautiful shape
During development, for example, Lexus found that the nose (which has no grille) couldn’t provide enough air for the radiator. Rather than redesign the front end, Lexus developed an ultra powerful variable-speed hydraulic cooling fan (driven by a hydraulic pump on the accessory drive) to provide adequate engine cooling
Another example: the slim front end didn’t allow the use of the company’s projector-beam headlight assembly. The solution? Split the low beams from the high beams. The inboard lights you see are the high beams, while the outboard lights are the main low beams
While the Lexus SC also shared the double wishbone suspension from the A80 Supra, its tuning and geometry were geared more towards that of a GT car
The long doors have special dual-pivot (articulating) hinges that push the entire door outward when opened, allowing rear passengers to exit and enter in tight parking spaces
*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
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