1994 Lexus SC 400 Overview

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Get A Good Example Of This Car And You Have A Great Car For Many Years To Come by James
 — Best car ever even after 17 years of abuse and 200K miles put on her. This car is rock solid and still pulls 150mph. The car gets a modest 20mpg and has a decent ride. The car handles like a GT of t... Read More
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1994 Lexus SC 400 Overview

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1994 Lexus SC 400

Despite relatively low production, the SC 400 had generated quite a buzz by its third model year.  Lexus had successfully infused LS luxury into this attractive coupe.  However, questions had arisen about what the SC really was.  Was it a luxury car or a high performance coupe?  Could it be both?  Perhaps it was somewhere in the middle.  The only change from 1993 was a change to the air conditioning system, which now adopted a CFC-free refrigerant.  More significant exterior changes were still a year away.

The SC 400 utilized the same 4.0 liter V-8 as before.  The 250 horsepower engine took the SC from 0 to 60 in 6.6 and through the quarter mile in just over 15.  Despite its sleek appearance, the SC was quite heavy at almost 4000 pounds.  This high curb weight (3840 lbs) hindered both performance and fuel efficiency.  The SC was not as nimble as many of its lighter competitors, and the 18/23 mpg gas mileage made the cost of operation considerably expensive for daily driving.  

Despite its bulk the SC was a solid and stable highway cruiser.  Drivers commented that body roll through tighter turns was noticeable but not problematic.  And the posh ride, which was atypical for a sports car, was consistent with a Lexus driver's expectations.  The interior ergonomics were very sporty, and the driver was seated very low for a close-to-the-road feel.  So the SC 400 seemed to have attributes of both a luxury car and a sports coupe.  Its smaller interior forced the compromise of some comfort found in the LS, and the heavy build compromised performance.  As a result, critics argued that the SC did not excel in either category.


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