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Toyota SOARER 430SCV '01
Toyota SOARER 430SCV '01
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Toyota
Displacement 4292 cc
Drivetrain FR[3]
Aspiration NA
Engine 3UZ-FE
Max Power 276 BHP
Performance Points 428 PP
Max Torque 43.80 kgf.m
Weight 1,730 kilograms (3,800 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 6.27 kg (13.8 lb) per horsepower

The Toyota SOARER 430SCV '01 is a Road car produced by Toyota. It first appears in Gran Turismo 4.

In-game descriptionEdit

"A flagship coupe that gained more prestige by adding a folding hardtop."

Known as the Lexus SC in the U.S., the Toyota Soarer's primary market had almost completely shifted to North America; therefore for the fourth generation model introduced in April 2001, Toyota decided to give its prize luxury coupe distinctive American styling cues. One of those was making the car both a coupe and convertible by incorporating a retractable hard top.

The body was designed by Greek stylist Sotiris Kovos, who gave the car a unique look that elicited both positive and negative responses. It measured 177.7 inches from bumper to bumper and 71.8 inches wide. It became a true 2+2, only able to seat four people (the previous model was a 5-seater).

Under the sloping hood was a 4.3-liter DOHC V8 that featured variable valve timing and produced 276 HP. In U.S. spec, output was rated as 300 HP. The engine came mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with AI-SHIFT, which adapts to a person's driving style. The new Soarer's chassis was beefed up to ensure rigidity when the roof was down, and the fully independent suspension system (double wishbone at both front and rear) ensured sports car like handling, though purists complained that it was tuned too soft.

But this Soarer was more about luxury, and its interior trim suggested as much. Wood and high grade leather were everywhere. The car had a plethora of safety equipment too: including dual side air bags, TRC, VCS, brake assist, and ABS with EBD.


AcquisitionEdit

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 60,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Toyota SOARER 430SCV '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 50,750 Credits. It is a Level 3 car.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 60,000 Credits.

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the Toyota New Cars Dealership for 6,000,000 Credits. But this can only be done in the NTSC-J version of the game.

In the international versions of the game, the Lexus SC 430 '01 replaces this car, costing 60,000 Credits, which could mean that they are the same vehicle, although the SC 430 is a Lexus and the Soarer is a Toyota.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive

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