Fox Marketing Supercharged Lexus CT 200h – Click above for high-res image gallery

Fox Marketing has given Lexus' entry-level hybrid some much-needed teeth, adding an Eaton supercharger to the 2011 CT 200h. The huffer forces air through a Climax Racing intake manifold, helping the CT's 1.8-liter four pot crank out 300 high-voltage ponies.

Fox also says it beefed up the car's batteries, but details on what exactly the company did are nil. The added power means the CT 200h has to work a little harder to stay pointed in the right direction, which Fox addressed with a full-on custom suspension and enormous Baer brakes. The 13-inch Baers sit behind a set of 20-inch wheels sporting a huge offset and healthy 225/30-series meats up front and 255/30s at the back.

You'd think that a 300-horsepower hybrid would make an excellent sleeper, but that's just not Fox Marketing's style. Instead, it cloaked the little Lexus in metallic burnt orange paint, and draped it in a wide body kit, featuring huge three-inch fender flares. Inside, there's a set of Yonaka racing seats complemented with LED Lexus logos on the door panels. Check out a video clip of the car after the jump.



[Source: Vimeo via Carscoop | Images: FoxMarketing – CC 2.0]



NYIAS 2011 - Supercharged Hybrid CT200h from Brian Fox on Vimeo.



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      Primoz
      • 3 Years Ago
      WAAAAAAAAAAAIT wait wait. They put 225s on the front and 255s on the rear? On a FWD car?!?!?
        gallandof
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Primoz
        thank you for catching that. wonder if they changed it to RWD as well.
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Primoz
        Dude... claim down... its not that serious.... you'll live... its just tires.
      longducdong
      • 3 Years Ago
      *rubs some of the polish off* HA! Yep! Still a turd under all that polish!
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      this car is damn ugly..and pimping it up doesn't make it better.
      JasonP
      • 3 Years Ago
      HIDEOUS! RICE!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      ExoPlanet
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought the ricer stuff was finally over? No surprise its a marketing company that's responsible for a car that would have been in style 10 years ago at a hot import nights car show....in 2011.
      Paulevalence
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks more like a scion than a lexus
        Nolan Lindquist
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Paulevalence
        the CT does have a weird kind of family resemblance to the current Scion models--and a funky, "sporty" hybrid does seem a bit more "youthful" than the current Lexus target market. AND it's not like Toyota has much to lose with its sales numbers. Next generation as a Scion, anyone?
      Goahead
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's the biggest oxymoron of the day! Fuel ******* hybrid!
      Jason
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok Autoblog, you guys need to drive this thing and report on it...
      Jerry Zhou
      • 3 Years Ago
      This defeats the purpose of the car. Lexus created the hybrid car for fuel efficiency. If you wanted power and performance, just opt for a petro car instead.
        AnthonyL
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jerry Zhou
        Evidently it still gets 44mpg!
        EdwardSinclair
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jerry Zhou
        It gets more mpg than the original ct200h. In other words, it is a more efficient machine overall, so imho it doesn't defeat the purpose!
      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      You wanna know what's more flashy? Guess, 'cause I'm stuck. This is stupid. A Japanese hatch that needs 300hp is the CR-Z, but only if you remove the damn hybrid system. Lose weight before you gain power. The idea of a performance hybrid. Power =/= efficiency. Leave it to Porsche.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        gallandof
        • 3 Years Ago
        not 100% sure but they look like a set of works, most like these ones http://www.workwheelsusa.com/product.php?category=27&wheel=139
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