Live Coverage from SEMA 2012

2013 Lexus LS @ SEMA 2012

The 2012 SEMA show starts today in Las Vegas, and I’ll be here covering the Lexus display, which will include the North American debut of the LF-CC concept and project cars from Five Axis & VIP Auto Salon.

My live coverage is available in a couple different ways — you can read here on the site, follow along with the @LexusNewsLive Twitter account and Facebook, or even add LexusNews on Instagram.

(Please note: You will need to refresh the page to see the latest updates — if you prefer instant coverage, you can also follow my @LexusNewsLive twitter account.)

August 26, 2014

9:27am: In Upstate New York to drive the Lexus RC & RC F #flyRCF #LexusRCF

April 23, 2014

1:45pm: Visiting @LexusofRoyalOak today, a beautiful new dealership in Calgary, Alberta:

January 14, 2014

10:25pm: This RC F is something special — really demonstrates the new Lexus personality:

1:03pm: RC F now parked in the Lexus display:

11:04am: Technical drawing of the Lexus RC F:

9:56am: The Lexus RC F interior is totally boss:

9:07am: Media scrum around the RC F is crazy — here’s the hood scoop:

8:54am: Introducing the Lexus RC F:

8:46am: Jeff Bracken takes the stage to introduce the RC F:

8:36am: Ten minutes to the RC F reveal:

8:26am: Lexus stage ready for the RC F debut:

8:06am: 40 minutes until the Lexus RC F reveal:

January 13, 2014

3:28pm: Jacked up Lexus IS F SPORT with F SPORT performance accessories:

1:38pm: Lexus LF-NX Turbo looking pretty good:

12:55pm: First time seeing the 2014 CT 200h -- quite the grille:

11:26am: An empty spot where the Lexus RC F will be tomorrow:

9:38am: Lexus RC 350 on display in Detroit, no sign of its super-tough brother:

8:04am: Detroit Auto Show begins — the Joe Louis statue kicks it off:


  • Brad

    You have a great time at the show Kevin!The LF-CC is beautiful!…Can’t even imagine how spectacular it is in person!BTW,is the Five Axis LS sporting Five Axis wheels?They look like NEEZ 7MODEL.Also,the SC GS F-Sport from VIP is now sporting different wheels.(not the 7 spoke Vossens.)

  • sydtoosic

    if you get a chance ask if you can test drive the VIP GS,,, and give us your review.

  • Wunko

    Nice photos. And that keychain is cool!

  • F1orce


    I really like that Lexus logo

  • Mohammed Taha

    So do you like the side vents or not? :)

    Crazy could mean a lot of things

  • krew

    Here’s what I found out:

    * The wheels on the Project LS are not made by Five Axis, no word on the manufacturer.
    * The Vossen wheels that were on the VIP GS conflicted with the Brembo big brake kit, and had to be swapped out with the Wald wheels.

  • krew

    If you like the keychain, you’re going to like my giveaway on the weekend. ;-)

  • krew

    That’s a fair point — I like the concept of IS F vents on the LS, but think the black shape is too bold. That said, it is a show car.

  • krew

    No test drive, but I did hear the supercharged GS on the dyno — video to come.

  • Brad

    Thanks for finding out!Ièm pretty confident on my statement with the LS wheels,but I could be wrong.You enjoy your self at the candy store, er I mean SEMA Show!

  • AstonMartin

    The LF-CC looks amazing – I can’t wait until we learn about production plans.  The GS350 SuperCharged with the WALD kit adds very tasteful enhancements – I’m interested and eager to learn more about the added power.  I found this short video clip of the supercharged engine revving:  (not liking the sound represented but I’ll reserve judgement until more information is available).

  • krew

    I have a couple videos myself, but haven’t had a chance to go through them yet. Plan on uploading something in the next couple days.

  • Wunko


  • Joe Z Performance

    I’m sure if they would have captured the exhaust sound in that video, it would have sounded better… ;)

    We developed a Full Performance Exhaust System for this special GS350 build.. Which not only enhances the sound, but gives it the additional needed power as well.

    ~ Joe Z

  • Joe Z Performance

    Have a great time Kevin!!!

    It should be on the Dyno today… =D

    ~ Joe Z

  • AstonMartin

    Thanks Joe!  I’m looking forward to more information on the engine upgrade and eager to see the videos Krew & other’s plan to post. 

  • BOSS

    Can I have a custom carbon fiber keychain too? I’m not too far for Wellandport ;)

  • Travis

    The 4 gen GS’s rims are UGLY…. too many spokes… and the other rim not enough sppokes

  • Chrissylin

    Hey krew maybe u can help me maybe not, but I bought a Lexus GS 350 loaded about a week ago, I went to get that engraved keychain and five people before the announced they were out.
    Soooo disappointed. I’m a legitimate New Lexus owner. The key chain is very pretty. Can you arrange for me to acquire one?