Lexus has announced the real custom tuning projects by usual suspects Five Axis, Vip Auto Salon and JT Grey Racing.
We've already mentioned the Lexus GS 350 F-Sport is going to be in SEMA, but now Lexus has announced the real custom tuning projects by usual suspects Five Axis, Vip Auto Salon and JT Grey Racing.
Starting with Five Axis, Troy Sumitomo has re-fashioned a Lexus GS 350 titled Project GS F SPORT. It features Glacier White Paint with custom Slate Gray accents, an AirRunner TC-5 air suspension system and custom fabricated exhaust with dual finishers. The Project GS F SPORT is a one-off show car built for SEMA only. For performance upgrades you'll have to look somewhere else at SEMA as no powertrain modifications were made.
Another Five Axis project takes the CT 200h and adds a custom widebody conversion, a striking JDSU "Dark Passage" paint and a TEIN flex coilover suspension. The intention of the project is to shake the mundane image associated with hybrids and make it "fun-to-drive". Besides the suspension and fancy exterior paintwork the only other area to be cutomized is the interior with laser etched Ultrasuede EcoDesign seat inserts and headliner. There are no upgrades under the hood on this one either.
Next in line is VIP Auto Salon. Known for their extreme designs. This custom Lexus IS 350C gets a Chameleon paint job and features a Seibon carbon fiber hood, a high-performance exhaust system, F SPORT lowering springs, Bilstein shock absorbers and F SPORT 19-inch full-faced forged alloy wheels. But unlike the Five Axis show ponies, this IS 350C gets a dash of hot sauce with a Power Enterprise rotex supercharger kit by Apexi producing 386hp and 372 lb-ft. That's an increase of 80hp and 75 lb-ft of torque on the 3.5-liter V6. Facilitating the blower are PTS Joe Z Series Header Back Exhaust System and Apexi Smart Accel Controller.
Last but not least, the Lexus LX 570 by JT Grey Racing shows how rugged the luxury SUV can be. Highlights include 37-inch BF Goodrich Baja TA race tires, 17-inch F Sport forged off-road wheels, Custom King Racing shocks, Off road lighting with 70 watt carbon fiber HID and Sparco race seats.