Lexus Car Media Guide for the 2009 SEMA SHOW

 
 
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November 2, 2009 - Torrance, CA - Lexus marks its return to the 2009 SEMA Show with another impressive selection of exciting custom build cars following its official debut at the 2007 show. 

MORE INFO: www.lexus.com/SEMA

This year, Lexus will feature seven vehicles at its exhibit:
 -LFA by Lexus
 -IS 350C by Fox Marketing
- IS 350C by VIP Auto Salon and Jtuned.com
- IS 350C by 0-60 Magazine and Design Craft Fabrication
- IS 350C F-Sport by TRD
- GS 350 F-Sport by TRD
- IS 300 by David Huang


All of the vehicles will be available for viewing at the Lexus exhibit tent, located outside between the Central and South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. 


LFA by LEXUS



Description
The first Lexus supercar, the LFA serves as the flagship for the F portfolio of Lexus performance models and redefines the supercar for the 21st century. The Lexus F brand complements the core Lexus DNA by emphasizing serious
performance. The LFA was carefully developed from a blank canvas by a small and dedicated team of hand-picked engineers that pushed every possible dynamic boundary. All 500 LFA supercars will be hand-assembled by skilled technicians in the Lexus LFA Works at the Motomachi Plant in Toyota City at a rate of no more than 20 per month.

Highlights
 4.8L V10 engine that generates 552 horsepower
Six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox with blazing-quick paddle-activiated shifts
Lightweight aluminum alloy suspension components complemented by Carbon Ceramic Material brake discs
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer construction for its chassis and bodywork
Forged aluminum knuckles and suspension arms, and hollow anti-roll bars 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with asymmectric tread pattern Bridgestone tires



IS 350C by FOX MARKETING



Description
It's not everyday you see an IS 350 C sporting Foxy Green paint and a Seibon carbon-fiber rear wing unless you happen to be Brian Fox of Fox Marketing. With custom IS F front fenders and side skirts, accented with custom black performance wheels by iForged Sprint, this is one IS C that refuses to be ignored.

Highlights
ProCharger C-2 Blower
iForged Spring wheel
F-Sport Big Brakes 14 inch six piston calipers
Yonaka SPECII 36-way adjustable coilovers
Custom lip molded front spoiler, IS F front fenders, IS F side skirts, two-inch fender flares, rear bumper flare and SEIBON carbon rear wing



IS 350C by VIP AUTO SALON AND JTUNED.COM



Description
While many custom-car builders prefer extreme designs, VIP Auto Salon and JTuned.com took a more subtle approach with their IS 350 C. Requiring approximately $15,000 and about one and one-half months of hard labor, the Matador Red IS C features acarbon-fiber hood, carbon-fiber trunk spoiler, a high-performance exhaust system, and custom tires and wheels..

Highlights
Performance Tube Systems Joe Z series True Dual Header back exhaust system and intake pipe
TOMS drop in air filter, linear throttle system and fuel map controller
Work Gnosis GS3 MDB finish with Hankook Tires Ventus V12
Down Force, Inc. carbon fiber lip kit, eye lines and trunk spoiler
Seibon carbon fiber hood, matte black emblems, grille and mirror trim
Black leather accents supplied by Katzkin with stitching by Coach Auto Style



IS 350C by O-60 MAGAZINE AND DESIGN CRAFT FABRICATION



Description
This isn't your average IS Convertible. It's 0-60 Magazine's IS Coupe, a more aggressive, performance-enhanced luxury two-door.

Highlights
Greedy Performance exhaust system, engine management computer and gauges
Advan Racing Lightweight one piece racing wheels with Continental Performance tires
Brembo Brakes with custom front and rear Big Brake kit (rotors and calipers)
KW coilover suspension system
Ings+1 exterior body kit



IS 350C F-SPORT by TRD



Description
As if gracing this IS 350 C with every F-Sport accessory available wasn't enough, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) took it to the
next level with a Vibrance Orange Glow candy paint job and ground effects by Five Axis.

Highlights
F-Sport ten spoke 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport
F-Sport performance front and rear brake upgrade kit
F-Sport, shocks, lowering spring set and sway bar set
Five Axis four-Piece ground effects kit
PPG Vibrance Orange Glow three-stage candy paint



GS 350 F-SPORT by TRD



Description
Toyota Racing Development (TRD) pushed their GS 350 to the limits, loading it up with virtually every F-SportTM performance
accessory available, including an F-Sport lowering spring set and F-Sport performance brakes. Also featured: a four-piece ground
effects kit and grille insert by Five Axis and a three-stage Vibrance Orange Glow candy paint job to match their IS C F-Sport.

Highlights
F-Sport 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with Yokohama Advan Sport Ultra-high Performance tires
F-Sport Performance front and rear brake upgrade kit
F-Sport shocks and lowering spring set
Five Axis four-piece ground effects kit and grille insert
PPG Vibrance Orange Glow three-stage candy paint



IS 300 by DAVID HUANG



Description
David Huang invested over $100,000 in his IS 300 and it shows. Dubbed the “IS 1000,” this Lexus SEMA Showcase winner features an estimated 1,000-horsepower engine, custom color-shift Midnight Purple paint, custom body and frame work and custom suspension.

Highlights
JDM 2004 ARISTO 2JZ-GTE w/ VVTi
JDM Work 20-inch VS-XX anodized-chrome with BF Goodrich KDW/TA tires
JDM ENDLESS rotors and calipers
JDM Zeal Function Xs coilovers
JDM HKS purple sway bars and Kansai rear strut tower bar 

 

Credit: Lexus USA

Official Lexus SEMA 2009 Website: www.lexus.com/SEMA

 

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