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Lexus Japan Displays Custom Cars at Tokyo Auto Salon

Lexus @ Tokyo Auto Salon

The Tokyo Auto Salon is Japan’s SEMA show, and Lexus Japan had a collection of show cars on display — here’s a collection of photos from the 2UX3J (Lexus backwards) booth, along with paraphrased descriptions from the designers.


Lexus LS Black Leopard

Lexus LS Black Leopard

Designer Masanori Morikawa: The most supple and bewitching feline is the black leopard. The LS has a coat of jet black gloss with a “texture you will want to touch” and decorative metal studs in the image of black leopard fangs.

Lexus GS 450h Arctic Wolf

Lexus GS 450h Arctic Wolf

Designer Tadaomi Shibuya: The GS is the Arctic Wolf, the master of the hunt. We have proposed a new car design with graphic organic motif with the skeleton of the wolf.

Lexus IS F CCS-R Mountain Lion

Lexus IS F CCS-R Mountain Lion

Designer Toru Shibata: The IS F CCS R is like the Mountain Lion, running beautifully with excellent agility. A race car driving in pursuit, expressed with the trick art of stop motion.

Lexus LFA White Tiger

Lexus LFA White Tiger

Designer Shingo Abe: The tiger is larger than the largest lion, and white tiger is regarded as a rarest of all. The presence of the LFA is itself a white tiger.


By focusing on the abstract concept of “cars as animals”, the designers were free to build some amazingly creative show cars.

(Lexus Japan has been doing a great job of combining artistic vision with their vehicle lineup — I’ve been very impressed with the results.)

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    Levi
  • January 13, 2013
I like the engine bay painting on the hood of the LFA.
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Truly Great stuff they are doing in Japan!!! Bonus info.. The Chief Engineer of the Lexus IS-F made sure to add subtle hints of the race car used here in the USA for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb... Down to the #8 and the Pikes Peak Decal on the drivers side back door... ~ Joe Z
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    Brad
  • January 13, 2013
Wouldn't want to be clipped by that as a pedestrian!Can you imagine landing on that hood?...OUCH!...& if you continued to fly over the roof & land on that trunk?...DOUBLE OUCH!!! Good thing it's for display purposes only!
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      Brad
    • January 13, 2013
    This comment is for the LS Black Leopard BTW.
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    Brad
  • January 13, 2013
I'd love to have 2UX3J on a personalized plate...it would look sooo pimp!I had considered before what it might look like if you switched the front & rear L logos upside down (7).Thought it might look ballin,but I wouldn't want to disgrace the Lexus name or be disrespectful.
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    BOSS
  • January 13, 2013
Am I the only one that thinks the new LS LED strip looks a little off near the inner curve? You can see the new GS LED flows good and it's almost curves around the corner of the headlight, meanwhile the LS looks a little separated, or am I just seeing things? ....
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      Brad
    • January 13, 2013
    That part of the headlights never looked right to me either!Rest of the headlight & the whole rest of the car for that matter looks great to me,but,that part of the lights just spoils the whole front end for me,
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    Steve
  • January 13, 2013
Tiger, Leopard, Mountain Lion...What has Lexus become? Apple?? 
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      Brad
    • January 13, 2013
    ???
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      Joshd
    • January 13, 2013
    could you imagine a lexus smart phone!?!?! 

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