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Click the image above for a high-res gallery of the FiveAxis Lexus IS-F

We've berated the styling of the Lexus IS-F at length, but throw the Southern California team over at FiveAxis into the mix and we're ready to drive it out the front doors of the LA Auto Show. The combination of a custom six-inch wide body kit, Satin Black Pearl Paint and Satin Bronze accents make this IS-F a sports sedan we'd be happy to roll in. The installation of FiveAxis' own custom 20-inch wheels (20x8.5 in front and 20x10.5 out back), swathed in the same bronze hue as the ducting, diffusers and exhausts, ties everything together, and the lowered ride height provided by the Tein adjustable coilovers brings it all down to earth, literally.

Performance is aided by a custom exhaust system and what FiveAxis is calling a "Stage 2" engine package. What that means is beyond us, but we're sure it's got potential. Slowing those undefined extra horses is a set of Brembos at all four corners: 380 mm discs with six-piston calipers up front and 345 mm plates grabbed by two-piston calipers in the rear.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks better than the OEM but it still has no class.

      And it'll be real ugly after the first speed bump.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Troy and the rest of the crew at 5Axis are amazing. I had the pleasure of meeting Troy at SEMA. The amount of talent he and his employees have eclipses all of those 'reality show' car programs --
      • 7 Years Ago
      i like what i've seen from Five Axis so far. Especially that Yaris Club car (i know i'm the only one on that). This makes the IS-F much more appealing. It's a little too aggressive for my taste, but its still good looking.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks great if you ask me. Some of the features seem a little tacked on, but the wheels and paint are just plain awesome.

      One thing that really doesn't stick out are the side-view mirrors. No really, take a double look -- they are super-dinky!
      • 7 Years Ago
      fiveaxis definitely took the IS-F and perfected it. now people might actually consider buying the car.. stock wise it looks a bit hideous but this kit... sexy to say the least.

      imo these sport sedans, combined with an aggressive body kit is my perfect car. performance of a sports coupe, yet having the practicality of being able to fit more than 1 person makes it passable for a daily driver.
      • 7 Years Ago
      can you drive it with the PS3's Sixaxis?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just don't get and don't like the flat black look.
      • 7 Years Ago
      that is HOT. I hate the OEM.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Right on. I don't know anyone who would buy the OEM version. It seems purposely bad-looking. This version gets most everything right. Especially the flared fenders. Don't car designers know what we want with our horsepower?
      • 7 Years Ago
      WTF? Troll elsewhere.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Woow, they really did a nice job on this car :D. A total transformation :D, This car rocks! But I prefer the gray one http://www.carchannel.be/nl/artikel/lexus/lexus-f-discreet-sportief , next too this one, the original becomes ugly hah :D.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Still gross.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i'm sorry, but... FAIL

      Doesn't work at all for me.
      It makes the stock ISF look good!
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