2014 IS set to take center stage at the Las Vegas event.
Nine customized Lexus concepts are bound for SEMA 2013 next week, made up of eight IS models and one LFA. The bespoke supercar is a 2012 model and comes with an Artisan Spirits carbon-fiber body kit and 20-inch Work Gnosis alloys. The winner of the IS design challenge is the pick of the IS models. Thought up by Robert Evans and created by VIP Auto Salon, the IS features an aero body kit, carbon-fiber interior and three-piece alloys.
Paul Tolson and Gabriel Escobedo’s Glasurit Orange Mercrury IS 250 F Sport boasts a wide body kit, air ride suspension, Rotara brakes, a sports exhaust and alloys by Wheel Works Emotion, while Vossen’s IS 350 F Sport wears a Tommy Kaira body kit, sports exhaust and 20-inch CVT directional alloys. Next up is the Seibon Carbon IS 350 F Sport that comes with carbon-fiber parts, an A’PEXi SPL suspension, custom air intake and 20-inch Volk Racing G27 alloys.
Philip Chase’s IS 340 develops 700 hp thanks to a 2JZ-GTE engine equipped with a 3.4-liter stroker kit and Garrett GTX3582R turbocharger; the Gordon Ting IS AWD features a TRD body kit, GReddy air intake, Street Flex coilovers, sports exhaust, Brembo brakes and Sparco seats; and two customers round off the Lexus lineup, including a supercharged 2004 IS 300 and 2007 IS 250 with F Sport goodies.