The 1995 Lexus SC 300 underwent several cosmetic changes. The grille, tail lamps, and alloy wheels were all new, and the 300 got the same 16-inch tires that had come standard on the 40...
The 1995 Lexus SC 300 underwent several cosmetic changes. The grille, tail lamps, and alloy wheels were all new, and the 300 got the same 16-inch tires that had come standard on the 400. The SC series continued to package Lexus luxury and comfort inside a sleek looking sports coupe. Compared to other Lexus models, the SCs were always in limited production. The manual transmission SC 300 is a difficult car to find.
The SC continued to utilize a 3.0 liter straight six. The 225 horsepower and 210 lb-ft were sufficient for this surprisingly heavy coupe, and it made 0 to 60 in about seven seconds. The 1995 SC was also reinforced to meet new side-impact standards, but those changes did not affect the body's appearance. The SC had a premium fuel requirement, which combined with 18/23 mpg fuel economy for a rather high cost of operation.
The SC 300 had changed little since its 1992 introduction. It featured the same body and the same engine. Although the SC was considered a sports coupe, many eager drivers were left longing for more. The SC 300 did use a Toyota Supra motor, but it had been throttled back and refined for its use in the Lexus. The suspension, while stiffer than other Lexus models, was tuned soft and offered little road-response. What many drivers seemed to want was a sports car with Lexus attributes like luxury, style, comfort, and reliability. The SC only seemed to offer the Lexus attributes, and for most drivers that was sufficient.