• Aug 16, 2007
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Friday, Lexus will pull the wraps off its fifth special Pebble Beach Edition SC 430. As has been the case the last four times, the 2007 version is simply a paint and trim package, so without further ado, here are the details:
  • Smoky Granite Mica exterior paint
  • Camel & Ecru leather interior
  • Espresso Birdseye maple trim
  • Brushed chrome Pebble Beach badging
  • Embroidered floormats
  • Illuminated scuff plates
  • 18" six-spoke chrome wheels
  • rear spoiler
It's limited to 360 cars, and they'll become available late this month. If you simply must know more, follow the jump for Lexus' release or check out the gallery below for additional photos of the car.

[Source: Lexus]



PRESS RELEASE:
Lexus Reveals Fifth Annual SC Pebble Beach Edition Hardtop Convertible
Limited-edition SC 430 to debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Lexus Fashion Preview

August 15, 2007 – Pebble Beach, CA - Lexus will debut the 2008 Lexus SC 430 Pebble Beach Edition retractable hardtop convertible to commemorate its on-going partnership with Pebble Beach Company. With a limited production of 360 vehicles, the fifth special-edition Lexus SC will be unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Lexus Fashion Preview on Aug. 17.

The unique exterior design of the SC 430 is complemented by an elegant exterior/interior color combination that will be exclusive to the Pebble Beach edition SC. This special SC will feature a Smoky Granite Mica exterior paint combined with an exclusive two-tone Camel and Ecru leather trim interior and Espresso Bird-eye maple wood trim. Additional styling cues unique to the Pebble Beach SC include special-edition brushed chrome badging on the front fenders and center console and an Ecru Pebble Beach logo embroidered on Camel carpeted floor mats. The Pebble Beach SC will also feature White illuminated scuff plates, a sleek rear spoiler and aggressive 18-inch six-spoke chrome wheels equipped on all-season or summer run-flat tires.

In addition to its elegant styling, the Lexus SC 430 hardtop convertible benefits from its ability to hide the roof within the confines of its trunk in a mere 25 seconds, while still maintaining enough room for luggage. All without latches, catches, snaps or covers. And when the top is up, it defies traditional convertible logic by remaining solid, secure and weatherproof.

The rear-wheel drive SC 430 is powered by a 288-horsepower, DOHC, 4.3-liter V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). The aggressive V8 is mated to a six-speed sequential-shift ECT-i transmission to achieve a 0-60 time of 5.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 149 mph. In addition to its impressive performance, the SC is certified as an Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle II.

The SC features a number of technologies designed to enhance driver visibility including an Adaptive Front lighting System headlights, which help better illuminate a turn as the driver steers into it. The SC also includes daytime running lights, fog lamps and projector High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights.

Dynamic handling is accomplished with standard features that include an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, traction control (TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).

Every SC 430 comes standard-quipped with a Mark Levinson® Premium Sound System. This extraordinary system has been configured to self-optimize performance for top-up or top-down driving. Designed by one of the audio field's legendary innovative brands, the SC 430's system uses a seven-channel DSP 240-watt amplifier and nine strategically located speakers to turn the SCs interior into a private concert hall. System equalization automatically adjusts when the roof is lowered to compensate for the changed acoustics and ambient noise levels, and it returns to its original levels when the roof is raised.

The 2008 Lexus SC Pebble Beach Edition will be available for purchase in late August.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      they need to stop making this car for the over tan orange glowing women
      • 7 Years Ago
      Toyota sure can design some ugly cars... but this one takes the cake. If they aren't copying someone elses design they're crafting something uniquely hideous.

      Not to mention its miserable performance...

      LOL, the $65k Toyota Soarer doesn't even have a rollover protection 17 years after Mercedes introduced it on the SL. These days you can buy a $20k VW Beetle with automatic roll bars... but not in a "Lexus" for any amount of money.

      The Soarer speaks volumes about Toyota's priorities...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Boring disfigured '02 Mercedes SLK replica.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Who goes to Pebble Beach for this thing?
      • 7 Years Ago
      forgive me: I forgot to add the adjective 'nekked' lol...
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Travis I live in the Houston area and travel 25 miles one way to work every day and rarely see this car. I can't beleive they still make it. Almost Solara ugly but 10x as useless.
      • 7 Years Ago
      TERRIBLE TERRIBLE car. it handles like an absolute PIG. I drove one once, and sincerely think it's one of the 5 crappiest cars i'd ever driven...slow, ugly, and completely useless to the world of cars.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Exactly how I felt. I knew I wasn't alone!
      Travis
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks nothing like a mercedes

      yeah so boring....a 70k car....sooo borring sooo lame soo usual... NAH NOT REALLY...its the best made car you can buy for pretty much any price

      i think it is a nice wives car...

      see alot of them in houston

      looks really nice in that paint color...
      • 7 Years Ago
      it really is weird how the SC looks so much better in pictures than in person, isn't it? It has an old-school cruiser look in photos, in my opinion - simpler and more classic lines than the latest from M-B. But It looks like a warmed over Buick Riv when it's cruising next to you on the highway. Too bad.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Lexus SC is nothing more than an uglier version of the previous generation SLK. Back then, Lexus actively copied everything it could from M-B and BMW (e.g. LS is uglier S class, IS is 3-series replica). In fact, Lexus design team was working backwards: taking the original car and trying to tweak it here and there, making it appear "different".

        Given M-B superiority in the design field, all modifications Lexus applied to SLK in order to differentiate it from SC resulted in shapeless trunk, bloated swollen hood and disproportional body details. Since then M-B released newer SLK with hints from its F1 cars - trully beautiful and innovative design, while Lexus continues to push outdated SKL replica for the price of original.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Who buys this crap? An extra-special extra-expensive limited-to-however-many-dopes-want-one edition of a car that's already too expensive and too pointless.

      Oh, and anyone praising the interior has obviously never been in the back seat.

      Here's some advice Toyota - next time, make the back seat useful, or don't make a back seat. You've managed the worst of both worlds here.

      Oh, and its driving dynamics are absolutely abysmal.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Pebble Beach" edition my ass. It's yet another lipstick-on-a-pig-Toy!
      • 7 Years Ago
      It was such a major disappointment to have the original SC 400, one of the most beautiful cars to come from the Land of the Rising Sun, to be supplanted by this blobby-assed creampuff mobile. I have never liked it and never will. As I recall, the original SC was a total aspirational car (my best friend's dad got the 4th one in California as sort of a mid-life crisis toy), and the design of the current one was itself aspiring to provide the best mix of Mercedes SL, Jag XK, and even a dash of 911 Cabrio, and it failed horribly at all tasks. I guess they're selling just enough to justify the production, but not enough to actually put effort into developing a credible replacement.

      And I agree with Travis, I see a lot of older women driving them around here in La Jolla and out in Palm Springs. Meh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Perhaps the prettiest, manliest car ever made. Lexus and Toyota bring a tear to my, and every red blooded American male's, eye with these fine automobiles.





      Snicker....
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