Lexus hybrids get the Vegas treatment
Lexus’s hybrid models have received a wealth of modifications for their appearance at the 2010 SEMA auto trade show in Las Vegas.
The Japanese owned manufacturer allowed teams of American custom car specialists to ‘mod’ the CT 200h luxury hatchback, the GS 450h sports saloon, the large LS 600h saloon and the RX 450h SUV.
As could be expected of any event in Las Vegas, all the stops were pulled out on each model in a brash marketing stunt.
The CT 200h was modified by Lexus who created an F Sport Concept that included adjustable suspensions and a Big Brake Kit. This meant front brake discs of 12.9 x 11-inches on an 18 x 8-inch alloy.
Lexus’s sports saloon, the GS 450h was handed over to ‘0-60 Magazine’ who added a Custom Carbon five-piece bodykit including an extravagant rear wing.
The LS 600h saloon was given a green makeover and the garish finish was not to be outdone by the full Artisan bodykit that frames the saloon.
The most impressive modifications came on the RX 450h-Lexus’s best-selling model in North America.
As an SUV usually designed with ground clearance in mind, the RX 450h is striking with its wide-body conversion kit that extends the 4x4’s body down to the floor.
The 2010 SEMA show runs until 5 November however it is not open to the public. The industry event is held every year in conjunction with Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week.
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