Lexus has announced its Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show cars: a group of eight Lexus IS sedans spanning all three generations, and a 2012 LFA supercar. One of the show cars, a custom 2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport, is a creation penned by IS fan Rob Evans, the winner of a contest to design a Lexus SEMA show car.

The standouts in the group of Lexus IS show cars, in no particular order, are a 700-horsepower 2014 Lexus IS 340 (it has a heavily modified Toyota Supra inline six swapped in, which is stroked out to 3.4 liters, hence the nomenclature change) by Philip Case and a supercharged 2004 Lexus IS 300 by Maricar Cortez. Both cars prove that oldies can be goodies - the venerable Supra 2JZTE engine, which ceased production over a decade ago, lives on in a 2014 platform, and the 2004 IS 300 gets a supercharger and remains relevant through the use of electronics, such as a back-up radar sensor, upgraded headlights and more.

Of course, the LFA by Guy S. De Alwis will be a stand out on its own, but unfortunately Lexus only provided us with a couple pictures that don't do it justice. We'll have to take a closer look at it on the show floor. Same goes for the IS penned by contest-winner Rob Evans, of which only a rendering was provided.

Head on below to find out all the details on the Lexus IS models that will grace 2013 SEMA, including another oldie, a second-generation 2007 IS 250. Check out all the galleries of the cars down below, as well.
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Fan-Created 2014 Lexus IS 350 to Debut at 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show
- Lexus DeviantART Challenge Winner's Build on Display at SEMA, Nov. 5-8
- 1st and 2nd Generation IS builds, six 2014 IS builds, and an LFA build also on display - Press Conference to be held Tues., Nov. 5 at 2:00 PM PT

TORRANCE , Calif., (Oct. 31, 2013) – The all-new 2014 Lexus IS sport sedan already has a reputation for turning heads and will continue to surprise audiences at the November Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, thanks to Lexus' partnership with deviantART. Lexus enlisted deviantART, the largest online social network for artists, in a search for creatives to help boost the IS' already aggressive exterior styling with even edgier designs. The winning design will make its debut as a multi-dimensional build in the Lexus booth at the 2013 SEMA Show.

DeviantArt and Lexus challenged the design community to show their vision for the 2014 IS with custom exterior treatments and modifications. The winning build brings winner, Robert Evans' design to life and features a one-of-a-kind aero styling package, a carbon interior package, special three-piece wheels and a custom paint job. VIP Auto Salon saw Evans' rendering into reality with 10 weeks of work on the 2014 IS to create the winning customization.

DeviantART community members spent countless hours conceiving concepts and creating visions that would further enhance the IS. Four judges narrowed more than 600 submissions down to 25 semi-finalists. The winner was selected based on alignment with the essence of the 2014 IS design, consistency with the image of the Lexus brand, originality and potential as an actual executable design. Lexus will hold a press conference at its space in Central Hall, #21601, at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to unveil and discuss the build, and other SEMA displays, in detail.

In addition to having his creation come to life, Evans, the talented first place winner, received a one-year lease of a 2014 Lexus IS F SPORT; $2,000; a trip to this year's SEMA Show to see his IS concept on display; 8,000 deviantART points; and a one-year premium membership to deviantART.

In addition to the deviantART contest winner, seven other Lexus IS builds, plus a one-of-a-kind LFA, will be on display at SEMA:

- Second generation, 2007 IS 250 featuring 20-inch wheels, an aero package, and F SPORT performance accessories from owner Andrew Atigehchi (Lexus Booth, #21601)
- First generation, 2004 IS 300 with a ProLex Performance Supercharger, custom dual exhaust and JDM Altezza grille from owner Maricar Cortez (Lexus Booth, #21601)
- 2014 IS 250 F SPORT all-metal wide body by Paul Tolson and Gabriel Escobedo (Outside Central Hall)
- 2014 IS 350 F SPORT featuring 20-inch Vossen CVT directional wheels and Tommy Kaira full aero package and dual exhaust by Vossen (Booth #46119)
- 2014 IS 350 F SPORT by Seibon Carbon with custom Seibon Carbon exterior, 20-inch racing wheels and A'PEXi SPL suspension (Booth #21609)
- 2014 IS 340 by Philip Chase with a 2JZ-GTEengineswap, and five-speed manual transmission (Booth #24621)
- 2014 IS AWD by Gordon Ting with BrembohighperformanceGTbraking system, TEIN USA custom Street Flex coilovers, and GReddyperformanceexhaust and airintakesystem (Booth#40041)
- 2012 LFA by Guy S. De Alwis of Endles Automotive with an Artisan Spirits carbon fiber aero kit and 20-inch staggered Work Gnosis HS202 wheels in a Brush Silver Clear finish (Toyo Tires Tread Pass)

The all-new third generation Lexus IS arrived at dealerships in late June with a bold new design including Lexus signature spindle grille and separated LED daytime running lights. The F SPORT package is also available across the model range.


2014 Lexus IS 340 – Philip Chase

Horsepower: ~700HP (Stock:204HP)
Torque: ~500lb.-ft. (Stock185lb.-ft.@4,800RPM)
TransmissionType 5-speedManual (Stock6-speedAutomatic)

ENGINE:
- 2JZGTE engine swap
- Brian Crower 3.4L Stroker Kit with forged crank, forged rods and billet oil pump gear; complete valvetrain with stage 3 camshafts, 1mm oversized valves, valve guides, titanium retainers, adjustable camgears
- JE Pistons forged 9.5 compression pistons with upgraded wrist pins
- Mission Critical CNC ported head
- WPC Metal Treatment on all engine components
- ETS Turbo Manifold T4 Twinscroll
- Garrett GTX3582R dual ball bearing turbo
- Dual 44mm wastegates
- Custom 4" exhaust system
- GReddy 3 Row Type 29 intercooler, aluminum pullet kit, timing belt, aluminum catch tank
- Hypertune intake manifold, 90mm throttle body, fuel rail
- Deatschwerks 1000cc injectors
- Fuel Surge tank with dual external fuel pumps
- AEM Infinity Standalone ECU, boost control, s witchablemaps
- Rywire custom engine wiring harness and setup ignition coils
- Evasive Motorsports engineassembly and tuning
- Koyo aluminum radiator
- Dual aluminum oil coolers
- Motul Fluids 300V 15W50 engine oil, gear competition transmission fluid, MoCoolcoolant additive

DRIVETRAIN:
- OS Giken Triple Plate TR?series clutch
- R154 5?spd with billet internals components
- Custom 4" driveshaft
- OS GIken clutch type LSD
- Upgraded axels

FOOTWORK:
- Brembo High Performance GT system
- Monoblock 6 piston (front)
- Monoblock 4 piston (rear)
- KW V3 coilovers with custom spring rates
- Motul RBF660 brake fluid
- Custom front upper control arms
- Custom hydraulic steering system

WHEELS/TIRES:
- Advan TCIII wheels
- Front: 18x9.0" +25
- Rear: 18x9.5" +45
- Maxxis MA-Z1 Victra Tires
- Front: 255/35 ZR18
- Rear: 275/38 ZR18

EXTERIOR:
- Modellista 5?piece lip kit
- TRD rear trunk spoiler
- Custom carbon fiber hood vents

INTERIOR:
- Sparco EVO 2 bucket seats custom wrapped in leather, seat brackets and sliders. 5?point safety belt harnesses
- Custom harness bar
- Digital instrument display
- Custom hand brake system (for Drifting)


Lexus 2014 IS 250 F Sport – Paul Tolson/ Gabriel Escobedo

PAINT:
- BASF Glasurit in Orange Mercury and Galaxy Root Beer

BRAKES:
- Rotora Inc.
- Front – 6 piston, 355X32mm Drilled/Slotted
- Rear – 4 piston, 355X32mm Drilled/Slotted

SUSPENSION:
- Air Runner Systems full air ride

WHEELS:
- Work Wheels USA Emotion CR Kiwami (Ultimate)
- Front – 19x9.5, +25, 5x114.3 (GTS)
- Rear – 19x10.5, +12, 5x114.3 (GTS)

TIRES:
- Dunlop Ultra High Performance - Direzza DZ101
- Front – 245/35 19
- Rear – 275/30 19

FABRICATION:
- CMRacing/CMRacingonline.com
- Custom exhaust and intake


2014 Lexus IS AWD – Gordon Ting

WHEELS/TIRES:
- Ultra High Performance Tires
- Toyo Tires: Proxes T1 Sport
- Lightweight Wheels
- Rays Engineering: Gram Lights – 57Xtreme

BRAKES:
- Brembo high performance GT system
- Motul brake fluid

PERFORMANCE UPGRADES:
- GReddy performance exhaust and air intake system
- Motul 300V motor oil

SUSPENSION:
- TEIN USA custom Street Flex coilovers

INTERIOR:
- Sparco race harness restraints and R100 race seats with custom wrapped leather
- Evasive Motorsports custom interior safety roll cage and harness bar

EXTERIOR:
- Toyota Racing Development five-piece aero kit
- Custom fender flares
- Whispbar roof rack system
- Limited edition Lexus carbon fiber road bike


2014 Lexus IS 350 F SPORT - Seibon Carbon

AERO STYLING PACKAGE:
- Seibon Carbon hood, trunk, fenders, front lip, side skirts, rear lip, rear spoiler, and roof spoiler

WHEELS/TIRES:
- Volk Racing G27 Wheels
- Front 20X 8.5 +38 5-114
- Rear 20X 9.5 +38 5-114
- Yokohama Tires

SUSPENSION:
- A'PEXi SPL suspension

PERFORMANCE:
- A'PEXi SPL exhaust
- Injen Technology custom intake

INTERIOR:
- RAZO/ Carmate RG47 10.5 blue chrome rear view mirror, RA65 black type 300 high performance MT shift knob, GT Spec foot parking brake pedal, GT Spec pedals
- Seibon Carbon interior pieces

EXTERIOR:
- Mothers Cleaning supplies
- S & A Designs graphics


2014 Lexus IS 350 F SPORT – Vossen Wheels

WHEELS/TIRES:
- Vossen CVT Directional Wheels
- Front: 20x9
- Rear: 20x10.5
- Nitto Invo Tires
- Front: 245/30/20
- Rear: 285/25/20

SUSPENSION:
- RS-R Black-I Series coilovers

BRAKES:
- Brembo High Performance GT brake kit front and rear

AERO PACKAGE:
- Tommy Kaira Full Aero Package with front bumper, LED fog lights, side-skirt set, rear bumper, roof spoiler, trunk spoiler

PERFORMANCE:
- Tommy Kaira dual exhaust

PAINT:
- Platinum Motorsport custom Lexus LFA Pearl Yellow paint


2004 Lexus IS 300 - Maricar Cortez

ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN:
- ProLex Performance Supercharger System: Vortec V2 8 lbs. boost
- GReddy e-Manage
- Split Second injector controller
- Borla custom dual exhaust
- OBX headers

WHEELS/TIRES:
- HRE 441R 3-piece wheels
- Front 19x8
- Rear 19x9
- Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires
- Front 225/35-19
- Rear 255/30-19

SUSPENSION:
- Stop Tech 4 Pot Brakes re-badged in F SPORT blue, and front and rear brake rotors
- Axxis Ultimate Performance brake pads
- Goodridge braided steel brake lines
- TEIN CS coilovers
- L-Tuned adjustable sway bars
- Cusco adjustable front A-arms
- ProLex Performance front strut tower brace

EXTERIOR:
- Custom Satin Black Vehicle Wrap by SS Customs
- Rod Millen Motorsport side skirts
- L- Sportline front bumper
- JDM Altezza front grille
- UGO roof spoiler
- Custom bumper cut outs for dual exhaust and back-up radar sensor

ELECTRONICS:
- Accelle back-up radar sensor
- Sony headrest monitors
- Umnitza halo headlights
- Sony DVD player
- Blue/Red LED conversion gauge cluster, climate control and radio


2007 Lexus IS 250 – Andrew Atigehchi

PERFORMANCE:
- F SPORT performance intake
- Aimgain performance exhaust system
- Mazzuri headers

BRAKES:
- F SPORT performance brake system

SUSPENSION:
- Megan coilovers
- F SPORT front and rear sway bars and chassis brace
- GT Spec front strut tower brace
- Cusco rear strut tower brace

WHEELS AND TIRES:
- Maverick 508s Matte Gun Metallic wheels
- Front:20x9
- Rear: 20x10
- Nitto Invo tires
- Front: 235/30-20
- Rear: 255/30-20

AERO PACKAGE:
- Aimgain Aero Styling Package
- Blitz CF grille

VEHICLE WRAP:
- Custom Satin Black vehicle wrap by Extreme Auto Werks

INTERIOR:
- Silver CF overlay trim
- F SPORT shift knob
- Fly Audio NAV


Deviant Art 2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport - By Rob Evans/ VIP Auto Salon

AERO PACKAGE:
- Custom one-off aero styling package designed by Robert Evans

BRAKES:
- Brembro GT brake system
- Front: 6-piston Monoblock 380x32 mm (15") 2-piece discs
- Rear: 4-piston Monoblock 345x 28 mm (13.6") 2- piece discs

SUSPENSION:
- Universal Air Suspension with AccuAir I-Level control

WHEELS/TIRES:
- Nutek 3 piece forged one-off concept
- Front: 20x10.5 et -59
- Rear: 20x13 et -30
- Nitto Invo
- Front: 285/30-20
- Rear: 345/25-20

PAINT:
- Custom Mixed BASF Glasurit Ultra White

INTERIOR:
- Takata Racing Drift Pro LE seats and Drift III ASM Green Seat belt harnesses
- Seibon Carbon interior package

WINDOW FILM:
- Huper Optik Ceramic based Window Film
- Installed by STM


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      PICKLEBOY
      • 1 Year Ago
      I still don't understand why Toyota hasn't improved on the already beast 2JZ? imagine a modern version of it with more base power and still able to handle any boost you could ever want.
        jonnybimmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @PICKLEBOY
        For starters, no car company would put an iron block in their cars nowadays for multiple reasons such as weight distribution and weight savings. Even diesels utilize aluminum blocks nowadays. Also, there's no reason to believe Toyota could not develop a new twin turbo V6 instead. Nissan's RB had a similar reputation for being able to handle absurd power levels and yet the new VR38DETT is able to "easily" handle 1500+ hp (AMS Alpha 12).
        Mr Sled
        • 1 Year Ago
        @PICKLEBOY
        Emissions. Would have to redesign quite a bit. I have a feeling they will have no choice but to go turbo at some point. N/A engines just cannot produce the level of power and efficiency that turbo engines are capable of.
          Fortune
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr Sled
          On the contrary http://www.autoblog.com/2013/10/14/toyota-doesnt-like-turbos-going-with-larger-atkinson-cycle-engines/
      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      A 2jz in the new IS ? Beastly.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        imag
        • 1 Year Ago
        What the heck are you talking about? The car has an entirely new, completely modded motor and interior. That might not be your cup of tea, but it is a lot more than a sticker and cut springs.
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      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      The original IS300 / Altezza is still the most coherent, confident design of the whole series.
      Kuro Houou
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is that the newly redesigned Roomba? ":)
      NamorF-Pro
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now they need to put that Supra engine into a FR-S with a few turbos. Mmm :)
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      can't those tuners fix the lights and grille PLEEEASE?!
      Eggmania
      • 1 Year Ago
      new IS looks are growing on me. make a f-sport 350 version of this for around $45k with around 350hp and id be very interested.
      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Epic engine swap in that IS !
      Jimmy
      • 1 Year Ago
      That Lexus IS340 is one IS I would love to have.
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