SEMA 2008: ICON’s Lexus LX 570


The fact that I’m only now getting around to posting about the details of ICON’s custom Lexus LX 570 is probably the biggest indication to just how overwhelming yesterday was in terms of Lexus news!

Regardless, here’s the official image of the SEMA-bound LX, plus the full breakdown of the modifications:

SEMA 2008: ICON's Lexus LX 570

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ICON specializes in 4×4s that are typically off-road oriented. But they envisioned something different for the plush yet rugged LX 570. Their approach here is to give the LX a clean and stealthy appearance through clever use of colors and trim, then top with performance improvements to further enhance the appeal of Lexus’ premier luxury utility vehicle.

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SEMA 2008: Lexus IS-F by Fox Marketing


Lexus’ official car guide for SEMA 2008 was released today, and showcases six newly modified Lexus vehicles — and here’s the Fox Marketing IS-F:

SEMA 2008: Fox Marketing's Lexus IS-F

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Fox Marketing and Artisan Performance teamed to create this subtle yet aggressive makeover of the already aggressive IS F. The subtle part involves the numerous bodywork changes, which enhance rather than rethink the lines of the IS F, making it look even more muscular in the process. ‘Aggressive’ can be applied to the engine which gets the full twin-turbo treatment. Fox expects the changes will yield something north of 600 horsepower.

Click here for the full modification list.

Exterior

  • BASF Glasurit Sunset Orange Pearl paint
  • Webasto Hollandia 9001 sunroof
  • BodyKits.com Licensed Fox Marketing front bumper
  • BodyKits.com Licensed Fox Marketing side skirts
  • BodyKits.com Licensed Fox Marketing rear valance
  • Custom fender flares
  • Lightwurkz BASF Black painted HID headlights
  • Lightwurkz BASF Black tinted taillights
  • Impressive Signs graphics
  • Meguiar’s Car Care Products
  • Paint & body by Powell Customs Interior
  • Black leather seats with blue stitching
  • Callaway golf clubs in the trunk

Engine

  • Artisan Twin-Turbo kit
  • Artisan air intake with AMSOIL filter
  • Artisan front mount intercooler
  • Brian Crower connecting rods
  • JE Pistons
  • Mishimoto radiator
  • AMSOIL 0w-30 synthetic engine oil
  • AMSOIL transmission fluid
  • Tuned by Kenny Strickler – TurboChargers.com

Exhaust

  • Artisan cat-back exhaust

Suspension

  • Eibach Pro Kit

Wheels

  • Front: 20×9.5 iForged FS Imola
  • Rear: 20×11.5 iForged FS Imola

Tires

  • Front: 255/35-20 Toyo T1R
  • Rear: 305/30-20 Toyo T1R

SEMA 2008: Lexus IS-F by Import Tuner Magazine/TEIN


Lexus’ official car guide for SEMA 2008 was released today, and showcases six newly modified Lexus vehicles — and here’s the Import Tuner Magazine/TEIN IS-F:

SEMA 2008:Import Tuner's Lexus IS-F

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Import Tuner Magazine and TEIN suspension company put their collective heads and expertise together to create an IS F that’s focused on track performance, while still remaining practical for the street.  Weight reduction, added chassis stiffness, special suspension and big sticky tires take care of the corners, while a comprehensive nitrous system boosts the engine for bursts of overtaking power.  Coming soon to a track near you.

Click here for the full modification list.

Exterior

  • Five Axis dry carbon front lip
  • Black chrome dipped emblems and front grill
  • Smoked headlights
  • S&A Design vinyl Interior
  • Bride racing seats (Brix II for driver, Xax II for passenger)
  • Custom tinted interior trim
  • TEIN Dampachi mascot Engine
  • NOS 12.8 lbs composite bottle
  • Nitrous bottle opener
  • Single fogger wet nitrous system
  • Quick release bottle bracket
  • Ntimidator dual LED purge kit
  • Nitrous bottle heater
  • P.O.D. system
  • Nitrous pressure gauges
  • K&N intake
  • Tom’s Linear Throttle Controller

Engine

  • Custom air intake system

Exhaust

  • Fujitsubo custom full titanium dual exhaust

Suspension/Chassis

  • TEIN re-valved Comfort Sport monotube coilovers with Electronic Damping Force Control (EDFC)
  • SPD Metal Works adjustable fr. upper cont. arms
  • M1 Fabrication stitch-welded body seams (strategic locations)
  • Tom’s upper performance rod
  • Tom’s front and rear suspension member braces
  • Tom’s rear body strengthening brace

Wheels

  • Volk RE30s
    • Front: 19×9”; +38 offset
    • Rear: 19×10”; +38 offset

Tires

  • Yokohama Advan Sports
    • Front: 255/35-19
    • Rear: 275/35-19

Brakes

  • Brembo GT Big Brake kit
    • Front: 6-piston calipers and two-piece rotors
    • Rear: two-piece rotors
  • Baker custom rear stainless steel brake lines

SEMA 2008: Motorworld Hype’s Lexus IS-F


Lexus’ official car guide for SEMA 2008 was released today, and showcases six newly modified Lexus vehicles — and here’s Motorworld Hype’s IS-F:

SEMA 2008: Motorworld Hype's Lexus IS-F

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MotorworldHype has taken another path that is a bit less aggressive, yet more easily accessible for the average consumer. Lots of carbon to reduce some unwanted mass and a well-rounded package of suspension, brake, engine and cosmetic changes provide sharper responses in all directions.

Click here for the full modification list.

Exterior

  • Carbon fiber aero package featuring carbon front chin/splitter and rear diffuser
  • Weight reduction package featuring carbon fiber replacement trunk lid
  • Lexus Starfire White paint
  • Gloss black emblems
  • Gloss black window sills and roof
  • Matte black tips

Interior

  • Blue Alcantara seat inserts
  • Engine

    • Custom air intake system

    Exhaust

    • Borla high performance exhaust system

    Suspension

    • Tein Full Suspension System w/ EDFC

    Wheels

    • Rays Engineering Volk Racing TE 37 in matte black
      • Front: 19×8.5”
      • Rear: 19×9.5”

    Tires

    • Michelin Pilot Sport 2
      • Front: 235/35-19
      • Rear: 265/30-19

    Brakes

    • Brembo GT Big Brake Kit w/ 6 piston front calipers and floating rotors

    SEMA 2008: 0-60 Magazine’s Lexus IS-F


    Lexus’ official car guide for SEMA 2008 was released today, and showcases six newly modified Lexus vehicles — and rather than post them all up in a lump, I’m going to take it one at a time, starting with 0-60 Magazine’s Modifed IS-F:

    SEMA 2008: 0-60 Magazine's Lexus IS-F

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    With track performance a common theme among IS F builders, 0-60 Magazine ups the ante on their IS F project with a supercharger to tease out another load of horses from the big V8.  Carbon fiber body components reduce weight while lowering the center of gravity and a custom roll cage adds stiffness and protection.  A beefy brake-upgrade kit was added to balance the performance equation.

    Click here for the full modification list.

    Exterior

    • Seibon Carbon Panels: Hood, Fenders, Trunk, Spoiler

    Interior

    • Design Craft Fabrication custom roll cage
    • Sparco Chrono Road Seats wrapped with interior-matching leather

    Engine

    • Greddy MP92 Supercharger w/ custom aluminum intake manifold
    • Greddy Intelligent Informeter Touch
    • Greddy Intake and filter
    • Braille Carbon Battery

    Exhaust

    • Custom system using Greddy Spectrum Elite components

    Suspension

    • Tein Super Street Coilovers w/ EDFC Kit

    Wheels

    • Yokohama Advan Racing RZ Wheels
      • Front: 19×9”
      • Rear: 19×10”

       

    Tires

    • Hankook Ventus EVO V12:
      • Front: 245/35-19
      • Rear: 275/30-19

    Brakes

    • Performance Friction Lexus IS F Z-Rated brake upgrade kits (front and rear):
      • Forged 4–piston monobloc calipers
      • Radial mount caliper brackets
      • 2-piece rotor/hat assemblies (372mm front; 355mm rear)
      • Z-rated Carbon Metallic ® multipads specifically for IS-F chassis
      • Stainless steel braided brake lines