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(Press release by Toyota) Pebble Beach, CA - In celebration of its exclusive
partnership with the Pebble Beach Company, Lexus will introduce the
fourth annual Lexus SC Pebble Beach Edition retractable hardtop
convertible at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Lexus Fashion
Preview on Aug. 18.
Evoking a color combination reminiscent of history's classic
convertibles, the 2007 SC Pebble Beach Edition features a cream
pearlescent exterior paint called Starfire Pearl, with a passionate
Pimento Red leather interior and black birds-eye maple wood trim.
With only 400 slated for production, this new Pebble Beach Edition
SC will be in limited supply.
While sharing the unique styling cues and refined interior trim
found in all Lexus models, the new Pebble Beach SC includes
special-edition brushed-chrome badging on the front fenders and
center console; a Pimento red Pebble Beach logo is embroidered on
black carpeted floor mats to complement the interior. The hardtop
convertible also features aggressive 18-inch G-Spider alloy wheels,
a sleek rear spoiler, and either run-flat summer or run-flat
Since its debut as the first retractable hardtop in the premium
luxury segment, one of the SC 430's most notable features has been
its ability to stow the roof within the confines of its trunk in a
meager 25 seconds, while still maintaining enough room for luggage.
This is accomplished without latches, catches, snaps or covers. When
the top is up, it defies traditional convertible logic by remaining
solid, secure and weatherproof.
Beneath its striking exterior, the rear-wheel-drive SC 430 is
propelled by a 288-horsepower, DOHC, 4.3-liter V8 engine with
Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), while still
achieving 19 mpg city/25 mpg highway and ULEV II emissions
certification. The powerful V8 is mated to a six-speed
sequential-shift ECT-i transmission to attain a 0-60 time of 5.8
seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 149 mph.
A number of new features are present on all 2007 SC 430s, including
driver and front passenger knee airbags, which complement the
standard dual front airbags and front-seat-mounted side airbags. The
knee airbags are in addition to a new front-passenger
occupant-detection sensor and a fully concealed uniblade front
Daytime running lights, fog lamps and projector High-Intensity
Discharge (HID) headlights are among the illumination features
highlighted by Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) headlights,
which help better illuminate a turn as the driver steers into it.
The SC 430 also includes an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic
Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, traction control
(TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).
For a truly extraordinary auditory experience, Lexus has partnered
with Mark Levinsonâ – designers of the ultimate in custom home audio
systems – to create a sound system available exclusively in Lexus
vehicles. The SC 430 contains a Mark Levinson® Premium Sound System
with a seven-channel DSP 240-watt amplifier, nine strategically
placed speakers and a six-disc in-dash CD changer. An Automatic
Sound Levelizer (ASL) system automatically adjusts when the top is
lowered to compensate for the change in acoustics and ambient noise
levels and returns to its original levels when the top is raised.
This lends to a sound quality that truly mimics a live performance.
The sound system is integrated with a DVD-based Lexus Navigation
System with voice command that allows hands-free use.
The 2007 Lexus SC Pebble Beach Edition will be available for
purchase in September 2006.