Lexus to Showcase Hybrid Tuning at 2010 SEMA Show

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood
If the SEMA Show stands for anything, it’s that the aftermarket industry is as much about style as it is about performance. That being said, Lexus has decided to showcase its lineup of hybrid models at the world’s largest aftermarket expo next week.

Several tuners will will take part, including Fox Marketing, EST Styling and VIP Auto Salon, with tuner cars including the HS250h, LS600hL and an RX450h that will get such a wild transformation it will look like some of the modified BMX X6 M cars we’ve seen lately.

Also of note is a GS450h built by 0-60 Magazine outfitted to look like a genuine touring car, with Volk wheels, Tein suspension a massive spoiler and aggressive aero kit.

And let’s not forget the most attractive Lexus to the tuner-set, the new CT200h. Lexus will test the market at SEMA with a CT200h F-Sport Concept, featuring bigger wheels, wider tires, an upgraded braking kit and an F-Sport suspensions.

Oh, and because Lexus also loves horsepower, they’ll also have on hand a Pearl Gray version of its LFA supercar.

AutoGuide’s coverage of the 2010 SEMA Show starts Tuesday, November 2nd. Until then, check out our SEMA Preview here.

GALLERY: Lexus CT200h F-Sport Concept

GALLERY: Lexus GS450 by 0-60 Magazine

GALLERY:LS600h L by VIP Auto Salon

GALLERY: RS450h by Paul Tolson of EST

GALLERY: HS250h by VIP Auto Salon

Official release after the jump:


Lexus marks its return to the 2010 SEMA Show with another impressive selection of exciting custom build cars following its official debut at the 2007 show. As the only luxury maker to offer five hybrid vehicles, Lexus is celebrating the launch oftheall-new 2011 CT200h.
CT 200h F Sport Concept HS 250h by Vip Auto Salon GS 450h by 0-60 Magazine LS 600h L by Fox Marketing LS 600h L by Vip Auto Salon RX 450h by Paul Tolson of EST Styling
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.
How do you take a fun to drive sporty five-door premium compact hybrid that has a combined EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 42 mpg to the next level? Build a CT200h F Sport Concept. Although this vehicle is just a concept, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

F Sport 18×8.0-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli PZero Nero 225/40R/18 front and rear; F Sport high performance Big Brake Kit – Front with 12.9 x 1.1-inch cross-drilled rotor; F Sport performance adjustable suspension and adjustable dampening shocks


Lexus’ first dedicated luxury hybrid, the HS 250h, isn’t a stranger to modification by Vip Auto Salon. They’ve modified green before and they’ve done it again. A WALD aero styling package, HuperOptik ceramic-based window film and Lexus OEM Japan-market window visors conceal this fuel sipper’s hybrid essence.


Work Gnosis GS4 machined center disk, gloss bronze anodized outer barrel, 20×8.5-inch ET30 A disk front and 20×9.5-inch ET 35 A disk rear, Performance Tube Systems Joe Z Series axle back system, Custom interior by Vip Auto Salon and Top Stitch, Exterior and interior premium light packages provided by VLEDS

GS 450h by O-60 MAGAZINE

Going green doesn’t have to be boring. The stock GS450h hybrid luxury sport sedan has smooth and powerful acceleration and blends refinement and sportiness. 0-60 Magazine envisioned its GS 450h with enhanced performance and handling upgrades to challenge the road or track with hybrid driving pleasure.


Brembo Gran Turismo high performance brakes, Rays Engineering, Volk Racing TE37 SL, mold formed forged racing wheels, TEIN USA Super Racing coilovers, GReddy Performance custom Titanium Race exhaust system, Custom Carbon 5-piece body kit


This LS600h L rolls like no other in the prestige luxury segment by going “green” with a BASF Glasurit 90 Line Glacier Green and Satin Black exterior. The Artisan Spirit body pieces, smoked rear taillights, and custom adjustable ride height make you forget this LS features Lexus Hybrid Drive technology.


Artisan Spirit front bumper, front fenders, side skirts, rear bumper, dual HID fog lamps, light bar, roof wing, rear deck wing, Rotiform concave BLQ wheels with candy copper finish, 20×9.5-inch front and 20×10.5 inch rear, Lexus/SSBC Modified 6-piston calipers, 14.1-inch rotors, front and 4-piston calipers, 13.2-inch rotors, rear, Satin black Lexus logos


The LS600h L is powered by the ultra-quiet Lexus Hybrid Drive system, but this project car is sure to make noise at SEMA. Aclassy, custom PPG Hue of Macadamia exterior and custom air suspension will make you go nuts over this hybrid.


WALD Mahora M11c, machined black polish wheels, 21×9-inch ET 33 front and 21×10-inch ET 40 rear; Brembo high performance front brake kit with 15-inch disk and 6-piston monoblock calipers; Performance Tube Systems Joe Z Series axle back system; Custom interior by Vip Auto Salon and Top Stitch


Paul Tolson takes Lexus’ most popular luxury hybrid model, the RX 450h, and gives it an aggressive and clean look with its VIP-styled theme. With a Hired Gun Paint Werks widebody conversion and Leon Hardiritt Vertu wheels, this isn’t your typical suburban family ride.


Leon Hardiritt Vertu wheels, 21×10-inch front with -4 offset, 21×12-inch rear with +9 offset; Air Runner Integrated suspension systems; Hired Gun Paint Werks widebody conversion; Rotora RFK Series 6-piston custom color caliper, 355mm x 32 mm 2-piece drilled and slotted rotors

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.

4.8L V10 engine that generates 552 horsepower Six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox with blazing-quick paddle-activated shifts Lightweight aluminum alloy suspension components complemented by Carbon Ceramic Material brake discs Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer construction for its chassis and bodywork

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. Find Colum on <a href="">Twitter.</a>

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