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Tuned Project Lexus Cars at 2008 SEMA Show

LEXUS PROJECT CAR MEDIA GUIDE FOR THE 2008 SEMA SHOW

Lexus marks its return to the SEMA Show with another selection of exciting project cars following its official debut at the 2007 show. This year, Lexus will feature eight project vehicles at its exhibit:

  • Five Axis “Project GS” luxury sport sedan
  • Five Axis “Project IS F” with a newly fortified engine
  • F-Sport-equipped IS 350 with a new concept body kit
  • Four new projects based on the IS F high-performance sport sedan
  • A specially modified LX 570 luxury utility vehicle

IS 350 with F-Sport Accessories

Description:

The IS 250/350 is Lexus’ entry point into the luxury sport sedan arena. It’s a tuner-friendly and robust platform that responds extremely well to performance upgrades. This car is fully loaded with all the offerings from the F-Sport performance accessory catalog. It also sports a new concept ground-effects body kit designed to complement the increased performance and aggressive stance provided by the F-Sport components.

Highlights:

Exterior

  • Four-piece ground-effects body kit and grille by Five Axis
  • Lexus Genuine Accessory rear spoiler
  • PPG Vibrance Orange Glow 3-stage paint with satin accents

Interior

  • Custom leather interior appointments by Five Axis and Turinmodel, Inc.
  • F-Sport floor mats

Engine

  • F-Sport Performance Air Intake
  • F-Sport Carbon Fiber Engine Cover

Exhaust

  • F-Sport Performance Exhaust

Suspension

  • F-Sport Bilstein Shocks
  • F-Sport Lowering Spring Set
  • F-Sport Sway Bar Set
  • F-Sport Under Chassis Brace

Wheels

  • F-Sport 19” Forged Aluminum Wheels
    • Front: 19”x8”
    • Rear: 19”x9”

Tires

  • Yokohama Advan Sport Ultra-high Performance Tires
    • Front: 225/35-ZR19 88Y
    • Rear: 255/35-ZR19 96Y

Brakes

  • F-Sport Performance Brake Upgrade Kit (Fr)
    • 355mm x 32mm Rotor ‘
    • Six-piston opposed, 2 piece fixed, bolt-in- bridge caliper
  • F-Sport Performance Brake Upgrade Kit (Rr)
    • 345mm x 28mm Rotor
    • Four-piston opposed, fixed, bolt-in-bridge caliper

IS F by Fox Marketing/Artisan Performance

Description:

Fox Marketing and Artisan Performance teamed to create this subtle yet aggressive makeover of the already aggressive IS F. The subtle part involves the numerous bodywork changes, which enhance rather than rethink the lines of the IS F, making it look even more muscular in the process. ‘Aggressive’ can be applied to the engine which gets the full twin-turbo treatment. Fox expects the changes will yield something north of 600 horsepower.

Highlights:

Exterior

  • BASF Glasurit Sunset Orange Pearl paint
  • Webasto Hollandia 9001 sunroof
  • BodyKits.com Licensed Fox Marketing front bumper
  • BodyKits.com Licensed Fox Marketing side skirts
  • BodyKits.com Licensed Fox Marketing rear valance
  • Custom fender flares
  • Lightwurkz BASF Black painted HID headlights
  • Lightwurkz BASF Black tinted taillights
  • Impressive Signs graphics
  • Meguiar’s Car Care Products
  • Paint & body by Powell Customs

Interior

  • Black leather seats with blue stitching
  • Callaway golf clubs in the trunk

Engine

  • Artisan Twin-Turbo kit
  • Artisan air intake with AMSOIL filter
  • Artisan front mount intercooler
  • Brian Crower connecting rods
  • JE Pistons
  • Mishimoto radiator
  • AMSOIL 0w-30 synthetic engine oil
  • AMSOIL transmission fluid
  • Tuned by Kenny Strickler –
  • TurboChargers.com

Exhaust

  • Artisan cat-back exhaust

Suspension

  • Eibach Pro Kit

Wheels

  • Front: 20×9.5 iForged FS Imola
  • Rear: 20×11.5 iForged FS Imola

Tires

  • Front: 255/35-20 Toyo T1R
  • Rear: 305/30-20 Toyo T1R

IS F by Import Tuner Magazine/TEIN

Description:

Import Tuner Magazine and TEIN suspension company put their collective heads and expertise together to create an IS F that’s focused on track performance, while still remaining practical for the street. Weight reduction, added chassis stiffness, special suspension and big sticky tires take care of the corners, while a comprehensive nitrous system boosts the engine for bursts of overtaking power. Coming soon to a track near you.

Highlights:

Exterior

  • Five Axis dry carbon front lip
  • Black chrome dipped emblems and front grill
  • Smoked headlights
  • S&A Design vinyl

Interior

  • Bride racing seats (Brix II for driver, Xax II for passenger)
  • Custom tinted interior trim
  • TEIN Dampachi mascot

Engine

  • NOS 12.8 lbs composite bottle
  • Nitrous bottle opener
  • Single fogger wet nitrous system
  • Quick release bottle bracket
  • Ntimidator dual LED purge kit
  • Nitrous bottle heater
  • P.O.D. system
  • Nitrous pressure gauges
  • K&N intake
  • Tom’s Linear Throttle Controller

Exhaust

  • Fujitsubo custom full titanium dual exhaust

Suspension/Chassis

  • TEIN re-valved Comfort Sport monotube coilovers with Electronic Damping Force Control (EDFC)
  • SPD Metal Works adjustable fr. upper cont. arms
  • M1 Fabrication stitch-welded body seams (strategic locations)
  • Tom’s upper performance rod
  • Tom’s front and rear suspension member braces
  • Tom’s rear body strengthening brace

Wheels

  • Volk RE30s
    • Front: 19x9”; +38 offset
    • Rear: 19x10”; +38 offset

Tires

  • Yokohama Advan Sports
    • Front: 255/35-19
    • Rear: 275/35-19

Brakes

  • Brembo GT Big Brake kit
    • Front: 6-piston calipers and two-piece rotors
    • Rear: two-piece rotors
  • Baker custom rear stainless steel brake lines

IS F by 0-60 Magazine

Description:

With track performance a common theme among IS F builders, 0-60 Magazine ups the ante on their IS F project with a supercharger to tease out another load of horses from the big V8. Carbon fiber body components reduce weight while lowering the center of gravity and a custom roll cage adds stiffness and protection. A beefy brake- upgrade kit was added to balance the performance equation.

Highlights:

Exterior

  • Seibon Carbon Panels: Hood, Fenders, Trunk, Spoiler

Interior

  • Design Craft Fabrication custom roll cage
  • Sparco Chrono Road Seats wrapped with interior-matching leather

Engine

  • Greddy MP92 Supercharger w/ custom aluminum intake manifold
  • Greddy Intelligent Informeter Touch
  • Greddy Intake and filter
  • Braille Carbon Battery

Exhaust

  • Custom system using Greddy Spectrum Elite components

Suspension

  • Tein Super Street Coilovers w/ EDFC Kit

Wheels

  • Yokohama Advan Racing RZ Wheels
    • Front: 19x9”
    • Rear: 19x10”

Tires

  • Hankook Ventus EVO V12:
    • Front: 245/35-19
    • Rear: 275/30-19

Brakes

  • Performance Friction Lexus IS F Z-Rated brake upgrade kits (front and rear):
    • Forged 4–piston monobloc calipers
    • Radial mount caliper brackets
    • 2-piece rotor/hat assemblies (372mm front; 355mm rear)
    • Z-rated Carbon Metallic ® multipads specifically for IS-F chassis
    • Stainless steel braided brake lines

IS F by MotorworldHype.com

Description:

MotorworldHype has taken another path that is a bit less aggressive, yet more easily accessible for the average consumer. Lots of carbon to reduce some unwanted mass and a well-rounded package of suspension, brake, engine and cosmetic changes provide sharper responses in all directions.

Highlights:

Exterior

  • Carbon fiber aero package featuring carbon front chin/splitter and rear diffuser
  • Weight reduction package featuring carbon fiber replacement trunk lid
  • Lexus Starfire White paint
  • Gloss black emblems
  • Gloss black window sills and roof
  • Matte black tips

Interior

  • Blue Alcantara seat inserts

Engine

  • Custom air intake system

Exhaust

  • Borla high performance exhaust system

Suspension

  • Tein Full Suspension System w/ EDFC

Wheels

  • Rays Engineering Volk Racing TE 37 in matte black
    • Front: 19×8.5”
    • Rear: 19×9.5”

Tires

  • Michelin Pilot Sport 2
    • Front: 235/35-19
    • Rear: 265/30-19

Brakes

  • Brembo GT Big Brake Kit w/ 6 piston front calipers and floating rotors

LX 570 by ICON 4×4 Design

Description:

ICON specializes in 4x4s that are typically off-road oriented. But they envisioned something different for the plush yet rugged LX 570. Their approach here is to give the LX a clean and stealthy appearance through clever use of colors and trim, then top with performance improvements to further enhance the appeal of Lexus’ premier luxury utility vehicle.

Highlights:

Exterior

  • Matte two-tone gray paint
  • Black chrome trim and emblems
  • Side trim removed, roof rack deleted

Interior

  • All wood panels replaced with carbon fiber surface effect coatings
  • Window tint

Engine

  • Custom intake system

Exhaust

  • Stainless steel exhaust system

Wheels

  • Custom finish 24” MOZ Calgary wheels

Tires

  • Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico 285/35R-24

Brakes

  • 6-piston front, 4-piston rear performance brake system

Lexus 2008 SEMA Project Cars – Hi-res. Images

Lexus IS F
Lexus IS 350 by Sport Accessories
Lexus IS F by Artisan Performance & Fox Media
Lexus IS F by 0-60 Magazine
Lexus IS F by Five Axis
Lexus IS F by Five Axis
Lexus IS F by MotorWorldHype
Lexus IS F by TEIN
Lexus LX 570 by Icon 4x4 Lexus

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