• Jan 29, 2011
CEC Lexus LFA - Click above for high-res image gallery

Los Angeles-based tuner CEC has announced a new partnership with Lexus North America to create a tuning program for the Lexus LFA. Limited to just three vehicles, these unique supercars will feature a variety of enhancements created specifically for each customer. "We believe these three CEC Tuner Edition LFAs will be the most expensive and rarest of all the LFA supercars that Lexus will manufacturer and sell worldwide," said Sherif Yassa, Vice President of CEC.

Thanks to the technical innovations that went into building the LFA, the CEC upgrades will mostly be limited to aesthetics. "We looked at the LFA and what Lexus engineers had done, and knew it would be crazy to try and improve it from a performance or engineering standpoint," said Claus Ettensberger, founder of CEC. Even so, the tuner has managed to squeeze an extra 10 horsepower from the 4.8-liter V10 and trimmed shift times to .15 of a second.

While we don't have any photos of the trio of custom LFA supercars quite yet, CEC did have an LFA on display featuring their lightweight forged wheels. You can see high-res photos of the car in the gallery below.



Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Aftermarket wheels aren't always better, but when switching from a cast wheel to a forged wheel saves 3-5lbs of unsprung weight per corner and increases contact patch, there is a performance advantage. Aesthetics are of course completely subjective.
      • 3 Years Ago
      att : Elmo - The Z06 is defantly a very fast car but it is also a poor quality car in comparison to many of it's competitors. Many reviews including Top Gear have frequently critised the poor quality interior of the Corvette amoung other concerns.

      In comparison, every inch of the LFA is immaculately engineered.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Wait a minute...Top Gear criticized an American sports car? NO WAY!
      • 3 Years Ago
      For those who are interested ... 'The Lexus Enthusiast' & 'Kaizen Factor' websites have some very interesting and recent articles about the arrival of the first 6 production LFA's to North America that are destined for their customers. Also includes good reading about the process of unboxing each car from it's container. Heaps of excellant pics aswell.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Will Lexus and CEC allow one to customize the LFA into an actual supercar?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not the biggest Corvette fan... But what???

      "Limited to just three vehicles" I don't quite understand the logic in this...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those extra ten hp are just for bragging right, but holy crap those shift times are FAST
        • 3 Years Ago
        150 milliseconds is pretty subaverage for a best of the best supercar. Lambo's ISR is offers 50ms shifts supposedly
        • 3 Years Ago
        Ariel Atom V8 shifts in 40 milliseconds
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Amril It may be slow compared to offers from other companies, but you must admit its damn impressive for a companies first attempt at a super car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wasn't that impressed until I saw one in person, it has exotic car presence. It's a pretty special car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      that green looks really good on the LFA and I would like to see what kind of asthetics would qualify to raise the MSRP a couple hundred grand.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Outdated? Looks pretty modern to me. My only complaint to its aesthetics is with the rear vents underneath the tail lights, they looked much better recessed on the 2007 concept. They design on the rear vents they went to market with has always struck me as very cheap looking and tacked on as an after thought. They just looks wrong to me and IMO don't flow with the rest of the absolutely stunning design.
        http://images.thecarconnection.com/lrg/2007_lexus_lf_a_concept_100011151_l.jpg
        • 3 Years Ago
        Green? I see it more as "Bird Drop Yella" XD. If these are the kinds of aesthetic "enhancements" in store, I'll pass, thank you very much.
        • 3 Years Ago
        "that green looks really good on the LFA..."

        It's YEEEEEEELLLLLLLLOOOOOOOW!

      • 3 Years Ago
      "Rule number 1 of the CEC customization program: If you order your LFA in yellow, we will slap you."
      • 3 Years Ago
      Driving one of these is on my bucket list.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Any option to make it less clunky looking? Amazing car and it sounds like a freakin' F1 racer, but it looks like a late 80's Supra with a chintzy custom body kit destined for the NOPI Tuner show circuit. Also, $400k? Hmmm...errrr....
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Corvette ZR-1 beats the LF-A on the track and in pricing.

      Oh and I believe the Z06 and base coupe have personalization programs. The Z06 I know you can get the same exterior components that are on the ZR-1.
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