1992 Lexus SC 400 / Toyota Soarer Coupe.Toyota’s famed Supra has been legendary in the JDM car scene. But Toyota made another, slightly less known but just as important coupe in this era. Enter the Supra’s corporate brother,1992 Lexus SC 400 Toronto.
Produced in the same factory as the Supra.The third generation Lexus SC was made from 1991 to 2000. Powered by the Lexus LS’s 1UZ-GE V8, the SC put out 250 horsepower to the rear wheels through a 4 speed automatic. While the output may now seem meagre, the 1UZ has proven to be an extremely reliable engine, some units managing over 1.6 million kilometers.
Unlike the Supra. Priority placed on comfort and ride quality. After all, the SC was designed to compete against the Acura/Honda Legend and Mercedes-Benz CL, in an era where Toyota had no luxury coupe in its entire lineup. Thus, automatic engines reigned supreme, with few buyers opting for manuals. Leather seats and woodgrain trim helped create a luxurious cabin.From power heated seats, to power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, this Lexus is one pillow soft ride. Features like premium audio helping it stand out in its segment.
The third generation SC400 proved to be a sales success of its own right. Selling 49,538 units over its production run. While overshadowed by the Mk4 Supra.The Lexus SC proved that Toyota could make a no-compromise sports coupe that could stand its ground. Even three decades later.
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