• Oct 29, 2010
0-60 Magazine Lexus GS450h at SEMA 2010 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Lexus is descending on Las Vegas with a host of custom-built show cars just for SEMA. A total of six models will be on hand for the aftermarket shindig, including an F Sport version of the all-new CT200h. The hybrid rolls on 18x8-inch wheels and sports a high-performance big-brake kit straight from the company's go-fast catalog.

But the CT200h isn't the only hybrid Lexus will be bringing to the party. In fact, all of the customized rides that the company plans to display rock a battery pack and an electric motor. VIP Auto Salon worked up an HS250h with custom wheel, exhaust and interior work as well as a trick LS600h L, and 0-60 Magazine spun a few wrenches on a GS450h. That particular sedan rocks one of the wildest carbon-fiber body kits we've ever laid eyes on, as you can see above.

Meanwhile, Lexus set Fox Marketing loose on another LS600h L, resulting in a slightly more subdued vehicle with custom paint and a unique bumper. Finally, Paul Tolson of EST will be bringing along an RX450h with a full wide-body treatment. Hit the jump for the full press release and check out all the vehicles in high-res glory below.

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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 of the all-new 2011 CT 200h. This year, Lexus will feature six electrifying hybrid vehicles at its exhibit:

-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. In addition, the Pearl Gray LFA supercar will be on display at the CEC Wheels space, #43099, located on the lower level of South Hall. Here, at 1:30 pm, Tuesday, November 2, 500 LFA posters will be distributed until they're gone.

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 CT 200h F Sport Concept. Although this vehicle is just a concept, it's just the tip of the iceberg.

-F Sport 18x8.0-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, Huper Optik 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, 20x8.5-inch ET30 A disk front and 20x9.5-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 GS 450h 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 LS 600h 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
-Rotiform concave BLQ wheels with candy copper finish, 20x9.5-inch front and 20x10.5 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 LS 600h L is powered by the ultra-quiet Lexus Hybrid Drive system, but this project car is sure to make noise at SEMA. A classy, 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, 21x9-inch ET 33 front and 21x10-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, 21x10-inch front with -4 offset, 21x12-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

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I think Universal has found it's new vehicle sponsor for the next Fast and the Furious sequel.

      "I live my life a MPG at a time"
      -Vin Diesel

      I'm glad that Lexus thought they couldn't tart up a Toyota Corolla any more and decided to let an aftermarket company take the ropes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well that's just rice-e-rifick!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That GS is super-ill.

      I never thought I'd ever say that about a Lexus, let alone one debuting at SEMA, but I've done it twice now (the first was the 5 Axis IS-F...that thing is straight up NUTS). The rest are super-wack though...

      (had to take it back to the 90's with the adjectives, yo)

        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree.

        More the Acura and Infiniti can say they are doing...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Too bad it's not an actual widebody kit. It's got a big wing, big wheels, skirts, winglets and splitter, but the sheetmetal itself appears to be stock.

        If you look down the right side of the car, you can see that there's very little fender flare or bulge. I think those are stock fenders, not DTM-style extra-wide fenders.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Best thing is you can hang and dry your laundry from it on the way to the stadium, then set out your hors d'ouevres on it once you get there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The black LS600h VIPed looks hot! The rims are a good fit as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good to see lexus expanding into the newly expanding aerospace industry.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The wing is ugly.....................very ugly
      • 4 Years Ago
      For Ricers with money?
        • 4 Years Ago
        For grannies who dont f* around

        Cuz when you gotta go...you gotta go!
        • 4 Years Ago
        • 4 Years Ago
        Mmmmkay. Those LS probably won't see those kind of mods until the Bippu-VIP crowd gets aholt of 'em 10 years from now when they are a lot more affordable. I think its great to see Lexus participate at SEMA but the likelyhood of any of their hybrids seeing that kind of treatment and style on the streets is virtually nil.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Man, I know it's SEMA so restraint and good-taste get thrown out the window but half these cars make me feel ill. Maybe it's because I actually like some of these cars stock.
        But I have to say that the CT200h is really starting to grow on me, and thankfully the F Sport get-up is tasteful as you'd expect a factory kit to be. Wonder if it has any go-fast bits...
        • 4 Years Ago
        forget what I said. I had forgotten about the LFA
        • 4 Years Ago
        making a racing Lexus is weird.
        • 4 Years Ago
        A racing Orca
      • 4 Years Ago
      The steering column in that GS race car needs extended about 10"...unless the driver likes driving with locked elbows, lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      The IS Sportcross looks nice. Especially since despite the -F badging it doesn't have all the -F garbage on it.

      You can keep the rest of the stuff, Toyota looks like they're flashing back to the late 90s with this stuff. Winged Integras haven't been in for a while now guys.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I guess I mean CT 200h. I thought it was an IS-F.
        • 4 Years Ago
        All these "hot-rod" hybrids are counter intuitive to say the least.

        Is there really someone out there saying "if that hybrid had big brakes and a wing, I'm IN"?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Toyota's SEMA participation was covered by the new motto: turning mediocrity into hideousness.
        • 4 Years Ago
        remove yourself from the gene pool, idiot

        I'd love to kick your face in
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love all of them Lexus !

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