Lexus SEMA Cars Crushed
Don't let the title scare you, but it's the truth. SEMA project cars go to car heaven once they reach the end of useful life. In the case of these two Lexus SEMA project cars built by Fox Marketing, Autoguide confirmed that the Glasurit Sunset Orange IS F (a feature 2008 Lexus SEMA project vehicle) and the custom BASF Foxy Green IS C (Lexus SEMA 2009) were sent to the crusher.
Due to customs regulations, pre production prototype cars have a limited lifetime. Once at the end of their useful life, the cars are either dismantled, destroyed, sent to a technical training school or returned in the original condition to its origin country. Some of these lucky prototypes get a second lease on life and end up as Lexus SEMA project cars. But once they end their term as project cars, they too must be disposed of. Sure it may seem like a waste to crush these prototype vehicles, but they are eventually replaced with a production counterpart. So what do they do with all the factory parts and trim? Sadly they all get disposed of with the car. As for the aftermarket parts that were featured in the car, thankfully they were removed prior just in case you were wondering.
Fox Marketing Lexus SEMA Cars Stripped and Crushed
"Maybe you're not a fan of the wild SEMA Show cars built by Fox Marketing. Even then, it requires a certain level of heartlessness to not shed a tear when seeing these photos.
Built for Lexus for SEMA over the years the Fox Marketing Lexus IS-F and IS350C have seen better days. They might look like theft recoveries, but sadly it's worse than that - they've been wrecked on purpose.
Fine machines in their own right, both cars were kitted out with tens of thousands of dollars in top-grade modifications ranging from superchargers to wheels, tires, suspension kits and brakes. And let's not forget about the custom body kits, interiors and wild paint colors. Some parts appear to have been removed from the cars, although Brian Fox of Fox Marketing has confirmed the high-powered engines had to remain in the vehicles.
Built as "dollar cars" for the show circuit, the life of these two luxury machines has now expired and due to legal reasons they must be disposed of in a way that will ensure Lexus won't wind up with a lawsuit some time down the road.
When contacted, Fox informed AutoGuide that more photos and even video was on it's way, so we'll be sure to update this story. Check back later this week, if you can stomach it."
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