Lexus SEMA Display Turns Over a Green Leaf
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Several of the Lexus SEMA vehicles were produced in partnership with leading custom shops known for producing eye-catching, attention-grabbing rides. One such model was the Lexus HS 250h VIP Auto Salon, which took the hybrid sedan and provided it with a nip and tuck that included a Branew Aero Package, 20-inch Work Gnosis wheels, Huper Optik window tints and JDM-style window visors. A Branew sport exhaust highlighted the exterior, and the vehicle’s interior was turned out by
The Macadamia-colored Lexus LS 600h L was joined by a Glacier Green custom based on the same platform and produced by Fox Marketing. This “double green” hotrod featured an Artisan Spirit body kit and an adjustable ride-height suspension system, as well as HID foglamps, smoked taillights, 14.1-inch brake rotors in the front and Rotiform BLW 20-inch wheels (again wider in the rear).
Lexus hybrid luxury utility vehicles were also given the chance to shine at the SEMA display. Paul Tolson’s EST tuning shop let loose on a Lexus RX 450h, dramatically transforming the vehicle through the installation of aggressive new body panels – particularly in the front – and by lowering it using an air suspension system. The vehicle’s wide body look from Hired Gun Paint Werks included fender flares that added serious visual heft to the crossover, and the RX 450h also included 21-inch wheels (10 inches wide in the front and 12 inches in the rear) and from Leon Hardiritt.
Lexus also highlighted the fact that its hybrid models are not only efficient, but also have the power to back up their sporty styling. The Lexus GS 450h produced by 0-60 magazine took that philosophy to the extreme by featuring an enormous rear wing, race-inspired five-piece body kit and Rays/Volk forged race wheels. Suspension was handled by a set of TEIN coilovers at all four corners, 18-inch wheels (9.5 inches wide in the front and back) and GReddy provided a titanium race exhaust system that sounded as good as it looked.
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