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#14 of 18 Re: Another [hpmctorque]
May 26, 2011 (8:00 am)
That's a Lexus SC. IIRC, they came in cheaper SC300, which had an inline 3-liter inline-6, and pricier SC400, which was the 4.0 V-8 that the LS400 sedan used.
I can't remember if they were based on the Toyota Supra, or were a coupe version of the LS400 though. And I think they were only offered as coupes, although convertible conversions may have been done by aftermarket suppliers.
#15 of 18 Re: Another [anythngbutgm]
May 26, 2011 (8:22 am)
I could call the SC a boat. Too bad the swoopy L envisioned it as an SL and not a base CLK with C-class wheels
#16 of 18 Re: Another [andre1969]
May 26, 2011 (8:23 am)
Yes, no factory convertible on the original SC. The 6cyl was a Supra powertrain, and could even be had with a manual. The closest Lexus has came to an original timeless design. 20 years old now and nice SCs are getting harder to find.
#17 of 18 Re: Another [andre1969]
May 26, 2011 (8:25 am)
What a coincidence, the same people drive those here
I remember when the SC came out, the parents of a kid in my school had one - it seemed very exotic as the nearest Lexus dealer was more than an hour away and these were rare cars in general. I remember it cost 40K then - back when that meant something!
#18 of 18 Chrysler V8 anyone?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 05, 2012 (5:43 pm)
One thing leads to another. The spiritual element here is ground shaking.
"[T]he engines accelerating todayís dragsters and funny cars are direct descendants of the 1964 Chrysler Hemi V-8.
The modern versions, which are tightly regulated by the race-sanctioning bodies, donít use Chrysler parts, but the aluminum blocks are comparable to the 1964 engine and the hemispherical combustion chambers of the cylinder heads are similar. "
At 1,000 Horsepower Per Liter, a V-8ís Life Is Short (NY Times)