SEMA 2009 Lexus Car Guide

Lexus SEMA 2009

SEMA, the annual automotive specialty products tradeshow, starts tomorrow, and will feature seven Lexus automobiles, including the North American debut of the LFA and the winner of the SEMA Showcase contest—here’s a full breakdown of the participating vehicles:

IS 300 by DAVID HUANG

Lexus IS 300 by David Huang

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Description

David Huang invested over $100,000 in his IS 300 and it shows. Dubbed the “IS 1000,” this Lexus SEMA Showcase winner features an estimated 1,000-horsepower engine, custom color-shift Midnight Purple paint, custom body and frame work and custom suspension.

Highlights

  • JDM 2004 ARISTO 2JZ-GTE w/ VVTi
  • JDM Work 20-inch VS-XX anodized-chrome with BF Goodrich KDW/TA tires
  • JDM ENDLESS rotors and calipers
  • JDM Zeal Function X’s coilovers
  • JDM HKS purple sway bars and Kansai rear strut tower bar


IS 250C by O-60 MAGAZINE AND DESIGN CRAFT FABRICATION

Lexus IS 250C by 0-60 Magazine and Design Craft Fabrication

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Description

This isn’t your average IS Convertible. It’s 0-60 Magazine’s IS Coupe, a more aggressive, performance-enhanced luxury two-door.

Highlights

  • Greedy Performance exhaust system, engine management computer and gauges
  • Advan Racing Lightweight one piece racing wheels with Continental Performance tires
  • Brembo Brakes with custom front and rear Big Brake kit (rotors and calipers)
  • KW coilover suspension system
  • Ings+1 exterior body kit

IS 350C by VIP AUTO SALON AND JTUNED.COM

Lexus IS 350C by VIP Auto Salon & Jtuned.com

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Description

While many custom-car builders prefer extreme designs, VIP Auto Salon and JTuned.com took a more subtle approach with their IS 350 C. Requiring approximately $15,000 and about one and one-half months of hard labor, the Matador Red IS C features a carbon-fiber hood, carbon-fiber trunk spoiler, a high-performance exhaust system, and custom tires and wheels..

Highlights

  • Performance Tube Systems Joe Z series True Dual Header back exhaust system and intake pipe
  • TOMS drop in air filter, linear throttle system and fuel map controller
  • Work Gnosis GS3 MDB finish with Hankook Tires Ventus V12
  • Down Force, Inc. carbon fiber lip kit, eye lines and trunk spoiler
  • Seibon carbon fiber hood, matte black emblems, grille and mirror trim
  • Black leather accents supplied by Katzkin with stitching by Coach Auto Style

IS 350C by FOX MARKETING

Lexus IS 350C by Fox Marketing

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Description

It’s not everyday you see an IS 350 C sporting “Foxy Green” paint and a Seibon carbon-fiber rear wing—unless you happen to be Brian Fox of Fox Marketing. With custom IS F front fenders and side skirts, accented with custom black performance wheels by iForged Sprint, this is one IS C that refuses to be ignored.

Highlights

  • ProCharger C-2 Blower
  • iForged Spring wheel
  • F-Sport Big Brakes 14 inch six piston calipers
  • Yonaka SPECII 36-way adjustable coilovers
  • Custom lip molded front spoiler, IS F front fenders, IS F side skirts, two-inch fender flares, rear bumper flare and SEIBON carbon rear wing

IS 350C F-SPORT by TRD

Lexus IS 350C F-Sport by TRD

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Description

As if gracing this IS 350 C with every F-Sport accessory available wasn’t enough, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) took it to the next level with a Vibrance Orange Glow candy paint job and ground effects by Five Axis.

Highlights

  • F-Sport ten spoke 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport
  • F-Sport performance front and rear brake upgrade kit
  • F-Sport, shocks, lowering spring set and sway bar set
  • Five Axis four-Piece ground effects kit
  • PPG Vibrance Orange Glow three-stage candy paint

GS 350 F-SPORT by TRD

Lexus GS 350 F-Sport by TRD

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Description

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) pushed their GS 350 to the limits, loading it up with virtually every F-SportTM performance accessory available, including an F-Sport lowering spring set and F-Sport performance brakes. Also featured: a four-piece ground effects kit and grille insert by Five Axis and a three-stage Vibrance Orange Glow candy paint job to match their IS C F-Sport.

Highlights

  • F-Sport 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with Yokohama Advan Sport Ultra-high Performance tires
  • F-Sport Performance front and rear brake upgrade kit
  • F-Sport shocks and lowering spring set
  • Five Axis four-piece ground effects kit and grille insert
  • PPG Vibrance Orange Glow three-stage candy paint

Lexus LFA

Lexus LFA SEMA

Description

The first Lexus supercar, the LFA serves as the flagship for the F portfolio of Lexus performance models and redefines the supercar for the 21st century. The Lexus F brand complements the core Lexus DNA by emphasizing serious performance. The LFA was carefully developed from a blank canvas by a small and dedicated team of hand-picked engineers that pushed every possible dynamic boundary. All 500 LFA supercars will be hand-assembled by skilled technicians in the “Lexus LFA Works” at the Motomachi Plant in Toyota City at a rate of no more than 20 per month.

Highlights

  • 4.8L V10 engine that generates 552 horsepower
  • Six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox with blazing-quick paddle-activiated shifts
  • Lightweight aluminum alloy suspension components complemented by Carbon Ceramic Material brake discs
  • Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer construction for its chassis and bodywork
  • Forged aluminum knuckles and suspension arms, and hollow anti-roll bars 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with asymmectric tread pattern Bridgestone tires

[Source: Lexus]