On cold, rainy days, the Lexus SC 430 looks like a neat sport coupe. But when the sun comes out, press a button and the retractable hardtop drops within 25 seconds, transforming the SC 430 into convertible. Top up or top down, the SC 430 is a silky smooth sports car. Its smooth character extends from the four-cam V8 to the five-speed automatic to the supple suspension. Its styling looks upscale and refined. Its interior is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Lexus builds just one version of the SC 430 that features the retractable hardtop, the 4.3-liter V8, the five-speed automatic transmission, and a long list of luxury features. The SC 430 comes trimmed in buttery leather with beautiful wood and chrome accents. Also standard is a navigation system and a Mark Levinson audio system with nine speakers. The SC 430 is well equipped with safety equipment, including side-impact airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, Brake Assist, Vehicle Skid Control, and traction control.