The Lexus SC 430 is a convertible GT car built by the Japanese car-maker and subsidiary of Toyota, Lexus. The SC 430 is the second generation of the Lexus SC line-up, with the first generation being the Lexus SC 300 and SC 400. The 'Lexus SC' refers to the Lexus Sport Coupe.
The SC 430 is a front engine rear-wheel drive car, and is powered a 4.3 3UZ-FE V8 engine, producing up to 288 horsepower (214.76 kW) and 430 N·m of torque. This allows the SC 430 to go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. Till the 2005 model, the car featured a 5 speed automatic transmission, being replaced by a 6 speed automatic since 2006.
The SC 430 was featured in the Top Gear DVD, The Worst Car in the History of the World, in which Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May both agreed that the Lexus SC 430 is the 'worst car in the history of the world'. James May tells that the power produced by the engine is half of what the car needs, and the wooden styling makes the car extremely heavy and very ugly. Clarkson implies that the only people who would buy this car were elderly rich Americans. The presenters then concluded the DVD by 'gifting' this car to Richard Hammond in exchange for his first generation Ford Mustang.