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 |  May 29 2012, 8:01 AM

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 |  Oct 25 2011, 8:00 PM

Lexus will be bringing a fine collection of vehicles to this year’s SEMA Show, and AutoGuide has compiled a guide to all the ones we’re expecting to see. In addition to the previously mentioned GS 350 F-Sport, Lexus will also be showing off a custom GS F Sport and CT 200h by Five Axis, a custom IS 350C by VIP Auto Salon, a custom LX 570 by JT Grey Racing, while Lexus themselves will be bringing F Sport variants of their CT 200h, IS 350, and IS 250C models to go along with their IS F.

Starting with the pair of Five Axis projects, the GS F Sport by Five Axis will feature a Five Axis widebody conversion on a Glacier White GS350. The white exterior will further be accented with unique Slate Gray pieces, while the GS350 will be brought down to the show floor thanks to AirRunner’s TC-5 air suspension system. On all four corners will be Five:AD S5:F alloy wheels while Stoptech’s front and rear big brake kit will be concealed behind each wheel. Last but not least, a custom fabricated exhaust with dual finishers will be housed in the rear diffuser.

Turning our attention to the CT200h hybrid, Five Axis worked their magic with another custom widebody with a striking JDSU “Dark Passage” paint job. Suspension duties are handled by TEIN’s Flex coilover system while custom Five:AD wheels finish off the exterior. Braking performance is upgraded with Stoptech’s high performance big brake kit, featuring large 12-inch front rotors. The interior has been redone by Turinmodel, Inc. with uniquely appointed seats with laser-etched Ultrasuede EcoDesign inserts. The headliner also received a similar treatment with Ultrasuede EcoDesign upholstery.

Next on our list is a customized IS350C by VIP Auto Salon. The convertible coupe features a custom Chameleon paint by K&W while it gets a more aggressive stance thanks to F Sport springs and Bilstein shocks. Wheel upgrade comes in the form of 19-inch F Sport full-faced forged alloys while a Seibon carbon fiber hood round off the exterior modifications. A nice performance upgrade is courtesy of Power Enterprise’s Rotex supercharger by A’PEXi and VIP Auto Salon. The interior has been overhauled by Top Stitch with custom inserts while the fog lights received the HID treatment.

The custom LX 570 by JT Grey Racing was built to show off how capable, reliable and durable the Lexus LX 570 is. Custom King Road shocks were fitted onto the LX 570 along with 17-inch F Sport wheels paired with 37-inch BF Goodrich Baja TA race tires. The off-road race theme continues with 70-watt carbon fiber HID lighting and Sparco race seats in the interior.

All the F Sport vehicles Lexus will be bringing sport various F Sport modifications to their respective models, including wheels, suspension, and aerodynamic packages.

GALLERY: Lexus SEMA 2011 Cars

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See AutoGuide’s complete 2011 SEMA Show preview here and look for complete coverage starting November 1st.

 |  Oct 21 2010, 8:58 PM

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Fox Marketing has built some impressive Lexus projects in the past for SEMA, including their IS350C from last year’s show, and they teased us with their luxury sedan LS600hL project earlier this year. Now we’ve got some sexy snaps of the car ahead of its SEMA reveal.

On the exterior, the luxury Japanese sedan sports a full body kit from Artisan Spirits. The kit was imported from Japan and it looks like the fitment is pretty good. Once the kit was installed, the car received a coat of BASF Glasurit Glacier Green paint. The color seems to be a rich, dark-toned green that flows well with the luxurious vibe of the LS600hL.

SSBC ponied up a big brake upgrade for the sedan (which really just comprised of enhancing the stock components) while the factory air ride suspension was modified to allow the vehicle to go anywhere from 0-4 inches lower. The most interesting part of the car is probably the wheel choice; they’re 20×9.5-inch Rotiform Concave BLQ wheels in a candy copper finish. They’re definitely different and give the LS600 some much-needed sport to go with its elegance.

We’ll be sure to snap few extra pics of the car at the 2010 SEMA Show, with complete coverage starting November 2nd. Until then, check out our SEMA Preview here.

GALLERY: Fox Marketing Lexus LS600hL

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[Source: Cardomain]