Photo Gallery: Custom Lexus IS 500s from Daytona 24h Race


Lexus Racing tasked builder Mike Forsythe to pull together two custom IS 500s for last week’s race in Daytona, using the cars for their event display and VIP hot laps around the track.

This Caviar IS 500 features RS-R prototype springs, the carbon fiber wing from the RC F Track Edition, 20-inch Rotiform x Vasser Sullivan Edition wheels, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires.

Grecian Water is the color, Apex-i High Flow Intake, RS-R Best-i prototype coil-overs, custom Valvetronic exhaust, 20-inch BBS CC-R wheels, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires are the mods.

I asked Mike about the builds:

Lexus Racing asked me to customize TWO IS 500’s to be used for promotion and hot laps during Daytona weekend. Because they would be used on the track, I had to ensure any changes were up to the task. There is hardly anything available for the cars, but I worked with my partners and was able to get them done right.

I also want to mention the work was completed by Buckhead Imports in Atlanta and these photos were taken by HYPRPWR.

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Whew! Looks awesome! I'm a sucker for those VS wheels, and using the RC F's TC wing is also a real nice touch!