Another teaser photo of the Lexus DeviantART IS F Sport build has surfaced today. With the SEMA Show only a few weeks away, the guys at Vip Auto Salon are working dilligently to transform a completely stock 2014 IS 350 into a widebody SEMA Show-stopper.
The teaser post surfaced this morning on the official Lexus USA Instagram account and has already pegged more than 100 likes in just a few minutes!
@LexusUSA And so it begins. First stage of the #LexusIS build for#SEMA. #withfoam @deviantart @vipautosalon#SEMA2013 #customcar #custombuild #modified#oneofakind #lexus #widebody
This widebody IS was conceptionalized by Rob Evans of Seattle, WA. About 600 entries were submitted by artists all over the world and was narrowed down to the top 25 entries. Since there can only be 3 finalists, four judges were enlisted for this daunting task including Clark Ishihara, the President of Vip Auto Salon. 10 weeks might seem a lot of time but its a very short period in comparison to other projects that take several months to build. This IS project is the car to see at SEMA this year!
Check out the video posted by Lexus on how the judging occurred and what criteria was met to select the grand prize winner: