It is powered by a 282bhp 4.3-litre V8 engine and now comes with an electronically controlled, six-speed automatic transition. The gearbox also has an optional override for manual setting, the same unit used in the LS and GS models.
Combined cycle driving returns 24.8mpg, carbon dioxide levels are at 269g/km. The SC 430 reaches 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds.
New equipment includes Lexus’ adaptive front-lighting system (AFS), 18-inch alloy wheels and the introduction of ‘cadoxton slate’ (dark grey) and corinthian bronze metallic paint finishes.
The Lexus SC 430 is priced at £54,690 on-the-road and is on sale now.