Lexus Teams With Five Axis and VIP Auto Salon at 2011 SEMA Show

2011 SEMA Show


  • Lexus GS 350 F Sport Picture

    Lexus GS 350 F Sport Picture

    This year's SEMA showcars from Lexus include a customized edition of the new GS 350 F Sport from Five Axis. | October 27, 2011

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2011 SEMA Show

Just the Facts:
  • This year's SEMA showcars from Lexus include a customized edition of the new GS 350 F Sport from Five Axis.
  • There is an even sportier IS 350C from VIP Auto Salon.
  • Five Axis also tuned the Lexus CT 200h hybrid.

LAS VEGAS — This year's 2011 SEMA Show cars from Lexus include customized editions of the new GS 350 F Sport and the CT 200h from Five Axis and an even sportier IS 350C from VIP Auto Salon.

The Project GS F Sport from Five Axis gets 20-inch alloy wheels by FIVE:AD, with Yokohama Advan Sport rubber. A Stoptech "big brake" kit, AirRunner air suspension and a custom exhaust with dual finishers are also part of the hardware mods. Five Axis has provided a wide-body conversion to the GS sedan, finished the exterior in Glacier White with Slate Gray accents and trimmed the cabin in silver.

Five Axis also upgraded the compact CT 200h with 19-inch forged alloy wheels from FIVE:AD, Yokohama Advan Sport tires, Stoptech brakes, Tein Flex coilover suspension and a wide-body conversion finished in Dark Passage with black accents. The cockpit is fitted with ultrasuede seats and headliner, plus a touchscreen center console.

VIP Auto Salon breathed a bit more fire into the IS 350C, adding a Rotex supercharger and PTS Joe Z header-back exhaust to boost output to 386 horsepower and torque to 372 pound-feet. The car features Lexus F Sport lowering springs, stabilizer bars and Bilstein shocks, as well as Michelin Pilot Sport tires on 19-inch F Sport forged-alloy rims. The exterior gets the full VIP treatment, with a carbon-fiber aero body kit, carbon-fiber hood and a custom Chameleon paint scheme by K&W. Additional F Sport goodies include a carbon-fiber engine cover and shift knob and custom floor mats.

Edmunds.com says: The most surprising transformation is VIP's custom tuning of the IS 350C — with a few extra F Sport bits and pieces thrown in for good measure.

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