2011 Tokyo Auto Salon: Lexus IS-F CCS-R Concept Hints at Luxury Racer

2011 Tokyo Auto Salon: Lexus IS-F CCS-R Concept Hints at Luxury Racer

Twelve months ago at the Tokyo Auto Salon, Lexus introduced the IS-F CCS – a track-tuned version of its high-performance sports sedan. Now the engineers over at Toyota HQ have taken that idea to a new level with a new concept dubbed the CCS-R.

CCS, we should point out, stands for Circuit Club Sports. And the R? Well, it stands for racing.

Unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon, the CCS-R comes painted in the same brilliant orange as its predecessor, and has both a carbon fiber hood and trunk lid, but there are some notable changes. It’s hard to ignore the racing touches, like the massive front splitter, cannards and the novelty sized rear spoiler that will help keep that rear end planted at almost any speed. Other upgrades include some custom racing seats, a roll cage, as well as some ultra light weight wheels with racing slicks.

With continued rumored that Lexus will take the IS-F racing, we’re hoping this concept brings the Toyota luxury brand one step closer.



  • Tokyo Joe

    Thought I’d write to let you know that Toyota (Lexus) is taking the IS-F racing. For the second year in a row, the IS-F you see here, will compete in the Nurburgring 24-hour race in late June 2011. Including its carbon fiber parts, all-new roll-cage and heavy duty spoiler and rear wing, the CCS-R you saw on display was basically the same car that will enter the classic endurance race mid-year. In fact, it is specced out for the German race, and if you have a spare $140,000, you can actually buy one of these, and take it racing at the Nurburgring as is!!