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Preview of Supercharged Lexus CT 200h by Fox Marketing

The New York Auto Show is only three weeks away, and Fox Marketing is starting to tease their supercharged CT 200h that will be part of the Lexus display — here’s a couple videos of the work-in-progress CTh:

It looks like there’s something special planned for the interior as well:

Best of all, there’s some photos of the supercharger over at Fox Marketing’s Flickr account — take a look:

Lexus CT 200h Supercharger

Can not wait to see this at NYIAS.

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no IC on the supercharger, interesting.
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    it's intercooled buddy. More pics to come this weekend!
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Which meant , next time Toyota Sai could have a Super-Charger as well ! Erm ... so do the Toyota Prius , I think .
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      emptystreets130
    • March 29, 2011
    The Toyota Sai has the 2AZ-FXE motor, the same used in the HS250h and Camry Hybrid. I haven't see anyone make a SC for either of those vehicles. It would be nice tho, but they are targeted at an older demographic.
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    Oxymoron
  • March 29, 2011
A supercharger for a hybrid automobile marketed for its gas mileage. Go figure.
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      emptystreets130
    • March 29, 2011
    You never know. More and more companies are using turbocharger and the lastest in engine technology (such as direct inject) to increase power output while retaining fuel economy by using a smaller motor. The same could be applied to a hybird engine. Both supercharger and/or turbocharger can be beneficial in increasing fuel economy. VW introduced the twincharger (supercharger and turbocharger) system awhile back, which is now discontinue due to cost. specs below: VW Golf GT TSI Engine ... 1.4 liter, 4 cyl. Power ... 168 hp Torque ... 177 lb. -ft 0-62 MPH ... 7.9 sec. Top Speed ... 136 mph MPG ... 30 (city); 48 (highway) combine mileage is 3 mpg less than the CT200h.
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      DFGeneer
    • March 29, 2011
    This data for the VW Golf GT TSI is in Imperial gallons and obtained in the EU test cycle. The CT200h has 69 mpg (city) / 71 mpg (highway) in the same test cycle. And thats 31 mpg more.
  • Anonymous
  • March 29, 2011
That's a lot of low-end power...
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    Thomas
  • March 29, 2011
Some people just dont get the point.
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    DFGeneer
  • March 29, 2011
There was a very good article on autospeed about supercharging a Gen1 Prius. The conclusion was there is no difference in the performance, since it is fully controlled by the electronics. Meaning that the performance/efficiency ratio of the HSD vehicle is mostly a matter of software. So, a supercharged CT200h may only make sense with software tune-up. The article in 3 parts: http://autospeed.com/cms/title_Technokill-Building-a-Blown-Hybrid-Part-1/A_111655/article.html http://autospeed.com/cms/title_Technokill-Building-a-Blown-Hybrid-Part-2/A_111683/article.html http://autospeed.com/cms/title_Technokill-Building-a-Blown-Hybrid-Part-3/A_111685/article.html
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I have been working with TRD this development and software to make it work. DFGeneer is 100 percent correct about this point. We have added 1000cc injectors to it and it is intercooled also which you all will see in NY. I'm all about performance as you have seen from my other Lexus builds over the years.
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    • March 29, 2011
    Thanks for stopping by, Brian -- really looking forward to seeing the completed CT.
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      DFGeneer
    • March 30, 2011
    Very glad to hear that!
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      Johnkritchsr
    • April 17, 2011
    TRD are you sure?
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      Archapman20
    • January 4, 2012
    So what are the performance figures for the Supercharged CT? and has the engine size been increased?
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    TrueDos
  • March 29, 2011
This is going to be awesome!
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    Supraskyli
  • March 30, 2011
ohh man ! I hope that supercharger is able to be brought ! Would love to see some SC CT running around

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