Lexus gets pimped for SEMA show


Lexus has shown a trio of pimped whips (1) that it plans to take to the 2011 SEMA show in Los Angeles next week.

The Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is an annual celebration of all things automotive and aftermarket, drawing in tens of thousands of punters with a deep love of flossing (2).
So here's the 411 (3) on Lexus' SEMA stand. It has collaborated with tuners Five Axis and VIP Auto Salon to create three dope (4) rides worth all kinds of skrilla (5).

It's the fifth time Lexus has hit SEMA in an official capacity, with parent company Toyota embracing the modding community openly, at both ends of its product lineup: with its North American 'youth brand' Scion, Toyota actively targets a younger, mod savvy buyer.

Tuning company Five Axis has modified two cars, firstly the pearl white Project GS F Sport (above), which has a stonking widebody conversion, a custom exhaust system and a completely new air suspension setup, called AirRunner TC-5. It also features a Stop Tech brake kit and a set of black FIVE:AD alloy wheels.

Five Axis has also had a go at the CT 200h (main image, top), again knocking up a widebody outfit, adding some 19-inch forged rims and covering the whole thing in a black paint job ominously called 'Dark Passage'.

Inside the Five Axis is a pair of bright orange laser etched front seats and an illuminated head lining.

And lastly there's the IS Coupe-Cabriolet by VIP Auto Salon (below), which most strikingly gets a green-purple 'chameleon' paint finish similar to the flip paint that TVR used to use.

The VIP IS also gets a carbon fiber body kit and bonnet, a high performance bespoke exhaust, Bilstein shock absorbers with chopped springs, 19-inch rims, some new front LEDs and, most awesomely, a Power Enterprise supercharger kit. Sadly we're not told how much power it has.

The SEMA show starts November 1 at the LA Convention Centre, should you happen to be in Los Angeles having your teeth whitened or something.

(1) tuned cars
(2) showing off their cars
(3) information
(4) good
(5) money
Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS