Lexus IS-F BRANEW Aero Kit


After seeing a side profile of the BRANEW aero kit for the Lexus IS-F, I had to find more photos. Now, I suspect it has more to do with the dropped suspension, but this kit almost settles the exterior design down:

Lexus IS-F Branew Body Kit

Lexus IS-F Branew Body Kit

Lexus IS-F Branew Body Kit

More than anything, the reworked side-steps minimize the visual impact of the fender vents, which reduces the front-heavy look of the IS-F. Not a big fan of the rear bumper mod, though.

[Source: BRANEW]

More Lexus Photos from the Tokyo Motor Salon


Website Speedhunters also posted some photos from the Tokyo Motor Salon, including this rather unique Mercedes/Lexus love child:

Lexus Mercedes Love Child

Well, considering this is Japan, I should have said Soarer/Mercedes love child, but let’s move along. Take a look at this Artisan Spirits SC 430:

Lexus SC Tokyo Motor Salon

I’m not usually a fan of such high contrast two-tones, but that looks real good.

Another one that caught my eye is BRANEW’s Lexus IS-F aero kit:

Lexus IS-F Branew Body Kit

I have to find more photos of this kit. Subtle and clean, it’s the best aero kit I’ve seen so far for the IS-F.

Be sure to check out Speedhunters other Lexus photos from the show!

Lexus Photos from Toyko Motor Salon


Photographer Anthony Carbone attended the Tokyo Motor Salon and came away with some great photos of the Lexus in attendance (click the photos to go to the full gallery):

Wald International Lexus IS-F Black Bison Edition

Wald Lexus IS-F Black Bison Editon

Club Linea Lexus LX 570

Club Linea Lexus LX 570

DAD Lexus LS 460

Artisan Spirts Lexus GS 430

I had to do a double take on that DAD LS interior, which is so extraordinary it basically defies description.

Anthony has numerous other photos, be sure to check out his full Tokyo Motor Salon photo gallery.

Flickr Find: Lexus IS-C in Blue


Going through Davidjst’s Flickr photos from the Silicon Valley Auto Show, I spotted the Lexus IS-C painted in what looks to be IS-F ultrasonic blue:

Lexus IS-C in Blue

Lexus IS-C in Blue

Lexus IS-C in Blue

We’ve only seen primary colors so far, I wonder if we’ll see the return of the yellow IS?

Lexus HS 250h Cross-Section


After yesterday’s blocky video screencap of the Lexus HS 250h cut-away that’s being displayed at the Detroit Auto Show, TPP commenter TimeToy posted links to these three images from Autoblog (click for larger versions):

Lexus HS 250h Cutaway

Lexus HS 250h Cutaway

Lexus HS 250h Cutaway

From the looks of things, the battery pack seems to be tiered, with part behind the back seat and part under the seat. In turn, this would explain how Lexus increased the 2009 GS 450h’s trunk space by 40%.