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I am looking on buying a 300.. i cannot seem to find any performace specs. I would like to know what type engine, BHP, 0-60

any other sepcs would be great or to a link where i can find uot more info

thanks

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Direct from the 1993 Lexus Dealer Sport Coupe Brochure

"Don't let the fact that the SC300 has only six cylinders fool you. Its 24 valve engine is not only one of the hihgest output sixes you can buy (with even more power per displacement than some supercharged sixes), it also developes more horsepower than many larger V8's (1993)."

"...dual overhead camshafts directly operate four valves in each cylinder ... 45 degrees from intake to exhaust ... greater flow rates ... loves to rev..."

225 hp

forged steel crank - held by seven main bearings

a two piece oil sump that actually adds rigidity

Acoustic control induction system (ACIS) varies the length of intake runners - long at low revs and short at high

5 speed manual or 4 speed auto with ECT

10.0:1 compression ratio

High strength hot forged connecting rods with oil jets

Resin coated pistions - large valve diameter

1.23 hp per cubic inch

overall length - 191.1"

width - 70.5"

height - 52.4"

wheelbase - 105.9"

curb weight - (manual) 3495lb

headroom - 38.3/36.1"

legroom - 44.1/27.2

shoulder room - 56.0/52.7"

trunk space - 9.3 cubic feet

fuel tank capacity - 20.6 gal

engine - 3.0 liter inline 6

displacement - 183 cu. in.

vlavetrain - twin cam 4 valves per cylinder

bore x stroke - 3.39 * 3.39" (86mm)

compression - 10:1

225 hp @ 6,000 rpm

torque - 210 lb ft @ 4,800 rpm

fuel - premium unleaded

final drive - 4.08:1 manual, 4.27:1 auto

0-60 - 7.4

1/4 - 15.6

top speed - 146 mph

18/23 mpg

turning - 36.1 ft

drag coefficient - .32

weigth distribution - 54.5/45.5%

15.5lb/hp

Hope that helps - there's more but I'm bored now.

:lol:

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thats fantastic.. printed that one off.. just what i was looking for!

thank you!

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what year did Lexus switch over (for the SC400) to the 260HP engine from the 250HP? I know they did it in 1995 for the LS400....

Rod

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From www.lexusclub.co.uk.

1992 Model

Introduction of Lexus SC400

SC400 4.0-liter (242 cubic inches.), four-cam, 32-valve 90° V8

Horsepower at rpm, 250 hp @ 5,600 rpm.

Torque at rpm 260 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm.

0-60 mph acceleration 6.9 seconds.

1/4-mile acceleration 15.3 seconds.

Top track speed 150 mph.

Fuel consumption 18/22 mpg City/Highway.

Aerodynamic drag coefficient 0.32 ,0.31 with opt. rear spoiler

4-Speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (4ECT-i), with power/normal shift modes. Rear-wheel drive (optional Traction Control System).

4-wheel independent, double-wishbone suspension.

Vehicle speed-sensing, progressive power rack-and-pinion.

4-wheel ventilated, power-assisted anti-lock discs (ABS).

1993 Model

Passenger airbag SRS added.

New Lexus Portable Plus Cellular Phone option.

Automatic headlamps added.

All outboard passenger seatbelts now include "ALR" function that allows easier use of a child seat (without a locking clip).

New exterior colour: Graphite Metallic.

1994 Model

Instrument panel illumination changed from white to amber.

Climate control system revised for CFC-free refrigerant.

New emissions controls and on-board diagnostics.

Revised stitching on leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Thicker steering wheel rim.

1995 Model

Revised front air dam; extension deleted.

Revised tail lamps.

New wheel design.

Cornering lamps replaced with foglamps.

Audible remote entry.

Revised power passenger seat.

Parking brake handle moved 0.4-inch farther away from driver's seat.

Climate control and audio system displays changed from green to amber.

Outside temperature gauge added.

Second cupholder added.

Revised audio system.

Meets 1997 side impact standards.

Slight suspension and steering retuning.

New noise-control measures added.

Ivory instrument panel changes hue.

New interior-trim colours: Black Leather replaces Gray Leather

New exterior colours: Renaissance Red, Platinum Silver Metallic and Teal Mist Metallic.

1996 Model

Engine still is a 32-Valve V8, but power uprated to 260 hp.

Horsepower at rpm, 260 hp @ 5,300.

Torque at rpm, 270 lb-ft @ 4,500.

0 - 60 mph acceleration 6.8 seconds.

1/4-mile acceleration 15.3 seconds.

Top track speed 149 mph.

Meets 1997 federal side-impact standards.

Multifunction remote entry system with audible signal, car finder, trunk release and "panic mode".

Rear-window glass-imprinted antenna.

Pre-tensioners added to front seatbelts

Adoption of electrochromic mirrors

Moonroof adoption of one-touch open slide function.

Lexus chrome-plated wheels.

Exterior colour discontinued: Teal Mist Metallic.

Exterior colour addition: Bordeaux Pearl.

1997 Model

Flush foglamps.

New upper/lower grille.

Color-keyed side skirts.

Redesigned rear spoiler, bumper and taillamps.

New alloy wheel design.

Exterior colour discontinued: Sandstone Beige Metallic, Royal Jade Pearl and Midnight Indigo Pearl

New exterior colours: Shadow Rose Quartz, Classic Green Pearl and Royal Sapphire.

1998 Model

New engine with continuously Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i).

Horsepower at rpm, 290 hp @ 6,000.

Torque at rpm, 300 lb-ft @ 4,000.

0 - 60 mph acceleration 6.3 seconds.

1/4-mile acceleration 14.7 seconds.

Top track speed 149 mph.

Fuel consumption 19/25 mpg city/highway.

Aerodynamic drag coefficient 0.32 (0.31 with optional rear spoiler).

New five-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).

Five-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). Overdrive fifth gear, auto-select shift program, engine/transmission networking, flex-lockup torque converter

Improved tires.

Genuine wood trim on the center console.

Electronic programmable garage-door opener.

Gated shifter and wood- and leather-trimmed shift knob.

Adoption of in-key multifunction remote.

Vehicle theft-deterrent and immobilizer system, with in-key transponder.

New exterior colors: Imperial Jade Mica and Baroque Red Metallic

1999 Model

Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL).

Adoption of Digital Sound Processor.

Six-disc CD auto-changer standardized.

Floor mats standardized.

Three-spoke steering-wheel design.

Daytime running lights.

Larger brake size.

SC 400 V8 engine meets Transitional Low-Emission Vehicle (T-LEV) certification for 50 states.

New exterior colors: Golden Pearl, Millennium Silver Metallic and Angora Beige Metallic.

2000 Model

On-board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) system.

Exterior colour discontinued: Baroque Red Metallic.

Exterior colour addition: Cinnabar Pearl.

New Model introduced for 2001

SC430

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That was GREAT! Exactly what I was looking for.....THANKS!

Rodney

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An SC300 is definetly a good choice. The 2JZ GE motor that comes in it is the same motor that comes in the standard MKIV Toyota Supra. It's just like the 2JZ GTE except without the Turbo. Which isn't a big deal anyway, because if you want a Turbo all you do is bolt it on and it works without having to perform any other modifications first. The SC300 has so much potential, they are great stock, but are very easy to fix up. Several Supra parts that can be found at very low prices at junk yards will work in your SC300. Just adding a Turbo and an intake can boost your HP from 225 to just around 400 HP- that's not to bad.

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You are correct. But it is not as simple as just bolting the turbos from the supra on there. The heads and manifolds are different. So a head and computer swap are required as well. A single turbo conversion would be easier. Otherwise - dead on.

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here is a hard question... what are the specs for the 2.5 TT?

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Ouch... <_<

That will take some digging. Any takers?

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you must be bored. Good info :magic:

JPI

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Hello All!!

I have a 1997 SC300 and I cannot find the performance specifications for it on the net. Can anyone please provide me with this information?

Thanks!

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What about features and optional features?

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From Motor Trend Magazine Issue 7/95:

95' SC400

List price: $47,500

Price tested: $48,870

250 hp; 260 lb-ft

0-60 mph: 7.0 sec

1/4 mile: 15.2 sec @ 93.7 mph

60-0 mph: 125 ft

Lateral Accleration (skidpad): 0.85 g

Slalom (600 ft): 63.8 mph

From Road and Track Magazine Issue 4/99:

98'/99' SC400

List: $55,205

Tested: $61,246

290 hp

0-60 mph: (6.1 +/- 0.3) sec

1/4 mile: (14.6 +/- 0.5) sec

Top speed: (149 +/- 5) mph (electronically limited)

60-0: (127 +/- 10) ft

80-0: (225 +/- 15) ft

Skidpad: (0.80 +/- 0.02) g

Slalom: (58.3 +/- 1.0) mph

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here is a hard question... what are the specs for the 2.5 TT?

I didnt know if you ever got an answer on this but just incase not Lextreme has a list of all sorts of specs for SC's and Soarers here is the infor for the 1JZ you wanted though

http://lextreme.com/1jzgtel.htm

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1992 SC300 5-Spd (I'm guessing it's a 92 because I see no passenger airbag)

Car & Driver: (Note: C&D states 1st gear is 2.29:1 with a top speed of 50mph @ 6500 rpm. My 92 sc goes only to ~35mph in first gear)

Standing start Acceleration (seconds)

0-30: 2.2

-40: 3.7

-50: 5.1

-60: 6.8 !!!

-70: 9.4

-80: 11.9

-90: 15.4

-100: 19.3

-110: 24.1

-120: 34.7

-130: 48.0

Street Start (5-60mph): 7.4 sec; 30-50 top gear: 9.4; 50-70 top gear: 10.1

1/4 mile: 15.4 @ 90mph Top speed 139 mph

Braking: 70-0: 175 ft. No brake fade.

Handling: Lateral acceleration, 300 ft dia. skidpad: 0.85g; minimal understeer.

Interior Sound Level:

Idle: 40 dBA; Full throttle: 77dBA; 70 mph crusing and coasting: 69dBA

Coast-Down Measurements (this is interesting, must look into more)

Road horsepower @ 30 mph: 6hp; 50: 15 hp; 70: 33hp.

(note: notice how the coast-down is squared the speed of vehicle)

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Sorry I'm sure this has been brought up 100 times before, but I didn't see anything about it yet. BTW, I just bought a '92 SC400, this is my 8th Toyota, after two old RWD celicas, an '85 MR2, an '89 MR2SC (for sale), an '87 Camry beater, and my current daily driver, a '92 Camry (with 409,000 km, for sale).

Just out of curiosity, what are the best bang for your buck initial upgrades? It's already got kumho ecsta supras on 17" GS400 rims, but i'm looking at the first couple performance mods. Is the torque converter really worth upgrading? I've read it's one of the first real upgrades....

One more question, I'm a previous W58 owner and lover, and since the 2JZ uses the same auto tranny as the 1UZ, could the W58 not bolt up to the 1UZ??? I know I'd likely need the driveshaft from the SC300, but still it'd really wake up the car methinks.

Thanks for the help! Been a long time old celica club member, and mr2 supercharged club member, now I'm new here.

Cheers,

Aaron

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Direct from the 1993 Lexus Dealer Sport Coupe Brochure

"Don't let the fact that the SC300 has only six cylinders fool you. Its 24 valve engine is not only one of the hihgest output sixes you can buy (with even more power per displacement than some supercharged sixes), it also developes more horsepower than many larger V8's (1993)."

"...dual overhead camshafts directly operate four valves in each cylinder ... 45 degrees from intake to exhaust ... greater flow rates ... loves to rev..."

225 hp

forged steel crank - held by seven main bearings

a two piece oil sump that actually adds rigidity

Acoustic control induction system (ACIS) varies the length of intake runners - long at low revs and short at high

5 speed manual or 4 speed auto with ECT

10.0:1 compression ratio

High strength hot forged connecting rods with oil jets

Resin coated pistions - large valve diameter

1.23 hp per cubic inch

overall length - 191.1"

width - 70.5"

height - 52.4"

wheelbase - 105.9"

curb weight - (manual) 3495lb

headroom - 38.3/36.1"

legroom - 44.1/27.2

shoulder room - 56.0/52.7"

trunk space - 9.3 cubic feet

fuel tank capacity - 20.6 gal

engine - 3.0 liter inline 6

displacement - 183 cu. in.

vlavetrain - twin cam 4 valves per cylinder

bore x stroke - 3.39 * 3.39" (86mm)

compression - 10:1

225 hp @ 6,000 rpm

torque - 210 lb ft @ 4,800 rpm

fuel - premium unleaded

final drive - 4.08:1 manual, 4.27:1 auto

0-60 - 7.4

1/4 - 15.6

top speed - 146 mph

18/23 mpg

turning - 36.1 ft

drag coefficient - .32

weigth distribution - 54.5/45.5%

15.5lb/hp

Hope that helps - there's more but I'm bored now.

:lol:

I have a question. First off im planning on purchasing an SC-300 in the near future and am planning to turbocharge it. I currently have a turbo volvo but the volvos are giving me too much trouble and im tierd of them. baiscally im looking for a nice reliable RWD manual car

but anyway heres my question, how do people turbo these I-6 engines, the same ones that are in NA supras?, with such a high compression ratio???? 10.0:1?

i do know that to turbo charge an engien you would need a pretty low compression engine, somethign like under 9's. my volvos have a 8.7:1 or somewhere in the 8's i cant remember right now off the top of my head. I looked online for turbo kits for SC-300's and they go for like 4-5 g's. taht seams almost reasonable considering that u get all brand new parts. BUT they dont address the compression ratio. soo... my question is what do you guys to about this? do you just keep it? can the engine handle a turbo with im guessin at least 10 psi with such a high pressured pistons?

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do you just keep it? can the engine handle a turbo with im guessin at least 10 psi with such a high pressured pistons?

yep... sorry for late reply

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bubbles did I read you right that their was over 5 mph in slalom speed from the 95 to the 98? The 98 got much faster due to the motor but what happened to the suspension?

Thanks

Allan

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go to carpoint.com they have all the specs

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some newer specs on a 1jz-with vvt-i from 97+ taken from HyperRev.

compared to the older 1jz

single turbo (still ceramic turbin shaft)

vvt-i (of course)

compression ratio: 9.0

same displacement, bore and stroke.

output: 280ps@6200rpm

38.5kgm/2800rpm

the biggest difference here, i think is the torque a slight gain of 1.5kgm from the eariler 1jz but max torque is reached 2400rpm's earlier.

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How many MT SC300s did Lexus make? I barely see any out ther...

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I just purchased a used one not too long ago, 1993 SC 300, 225HP, 3.0 liter engine, 7.4 0-60 time. The SC 400 has 4.0 liter engine with 250HP. The odd thing about these cars is that they both get the same gas mileage whether it be auto or manual (gets better gas mileage). The key will set you back if you have the lock unlock kind on the actual key ($290.00 US).

Tony

I am looking on buying a 300.. i cannot seem to find any performace specs. I would like to know what type engine, BHP, 0-60

any other sepcs would be great or to a link where i can find uot more info

thanks

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hello,

i just bought my sc300 about 6 mths ago from my friends mom and im loving the car. My only irke is that coming from a line of past DSM's, integra, civic, and a celica, my affiction for a manual transmission should be clear. I was wondering if it would be worth swithing the tranny out of my sc and if there is any 6spd's out that anyone would know about? Maybe HKS or even TRD? I would be in heaven if someone told me that there is a kit that lets the tremec T-56 bolt on, to handle all the future horespower... Or if maybe just upgrading the torque conv or a shift kit for the old 4 sp auto would be better. Oh and if anyone has a clue about pricing, that would be wonderful considering i now have a fiance with a copy of my credit cards...ouch. Thanks a mil

juancho

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