Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter Get Car Enthusiast RSS feed Car Enthusiast on Facebook
  Friday 29th April 2016
Car Enthusiast - click here to access the home page


Lexus at the SEMA show. Image by Lexus.

Lexus at the SEMA show
Six vehicles mark Lexus' sixth year at the SEMA show - including custom versions of the LS and GS saloons.
<< earlier article     later article >>


News homepage

Lexus has put together a collection of six cars for the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Toyota's upmarket brand might not be the first name you think of when it comes to modified vehicles, but this is Lexus' sixth year at the world's biggest trade show for car customisation. Unique versions of the LS 460 F Sport and GS 350 F Sport have been created for the show. The LF-CC coupé concept, IS FCCS-R race car, LFA and LFA Nurburgring Edition were also on display.

Five Axis design studio created a customised LS 460 F Sport. The package includes a full body kit, 22-inch custom wheels and Air Runner air suspension. Paintwork is matt silver with grey accents. The standard LS 460 F Sport is due in the UK later this year.

The Lexus GS 350 F Sport appeared at last year's show but has been reinterpreted by VIP Auto Salon for 2012. A supercharger kit has been fitted to raise performance and there are Brembo brakes behind the 20-inch alloy wheels. A WALD International Aero styling package helps the GS stand out.

It might look like it was created just for show but the IS F CCS-R recently achieved second place in its class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The 5.0-litre V8 engine is standard but the body features carbon fibre elements; racing brakes and exhaust system are also fitted.

Lexus unveiled the LF-CC Concept at the Paris Motor Show in September; the SEMA show is the car's first appearance in the USA.

The SEMA show is a trade only event in Las Vegas that ran from 30th October to 2nd November this year.

John Lambert - 5 Nov 2012    - Lexus road tests
- Lexus news
- images

2012 Lexus at SEMA. Image by Lexus.    

Audi targets Porsche with scorching TT RS. Image by Audi.
New 400hp TT RS
Audi's latest TT RS does 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds, can run on to 174mph.
latest news

Porsche 718 Cayman moves to four-pot power. Image by Porsche.
New 718 Cayman
New Porsche 718 Cayman costs from £39,878 - cheaper than equivalent Boxster.
New Touareg concept stars in Beijing. Image by Volkswagen.
Touareg preview
T-Prime GTE concept appears alongside long wheelbase Passat and Budd-e concept in Beijing.

 215 Racing
 A. Kahn Design
 AC Cars
 AC Schnitzer
 Alfa Romeo
 APS Sportec
 Aston Martin
 Auto Union
 Cooper Tires
 David Brown Automotive
 De Tomaso
 Detroit Electric
 Eagle E-type
 edo competition
 FAB Design

 Factory Five
 Faralli & Mazzanti
 General Motors
 Gordon Murray
 Gordon Murray Design
 Gray Design
 Great Wall
 Heffner Performance
 Joss Developments
 Land Rover
 Loma Performance
 Monte Carlo

 Project Runningblade
 Project Velocity
 Red Bull
 Ronn Motor Company
 SDR Sportscars
 Thunder Power
 Tommy Kaira
 VL Automotive

news by brand

External links:   | Irish Car Market News | Simple and straightforward car insurance quotes with ASDA |

Internal links:   | Home | Privacy | Contact us | Archives | Insurance | Follow Car Enthusiast on Twitter | Get the Car Enthusiast iPhone App | Copyright 1999-2016 ©