It’s that time of the year where aftermarket dealers, tuners, and enthusiasts all flock to the halls of Las Vegas, Nevada, for the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association Show. Manufacturers show off some of their own vehicles, and how they would look like with aftermarket parts fitted.
Here are the six vehicles that Lexus is showing off at the trade show.
DSport IS600+ Project Build. You’re looking at an IS350 F Sport that’s made for the track. Aside from the stripped-down interior with a MoTeC dashboard, the car wears an Artisan Spirits wide bodykit, a Seibon carbon-fiber hood and trunk lid, and staggered (20”/19”) Volk Racing wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber. The biggest change comes in the engine, where the 2GR-FKS is swapped out for the V35A-FTS (the engine found in the Lexus LS) and is given a new Emtron engine management system and Bosch direct-injection driver for a power output of over 600hp.
LX600 Urban Concept and Yeti Lifestyle Concept. We all know that the Lexus LX600 is a posher Land Cruiser 300. This is what allowed the automaker to interpret it in two ways, one for the city and one for the outdoors. The Urban Concept receives bodykit from Artisan Spirits, and a handful of carbon-fiber parts all around. Aside from new wheels and Brembo B-M8 brakes, not much has been changed. Meanwhile, the Yeti Lifestyle Concept is a collaboration with the outdoor equipment brand featuring off-road body armor, an aluminum rack system featuring Yeti equipment, JAOS carbon-fiber over-fenders, and 20-inch Vossen HF6-4 forged wheels.
GX460 Overland Concept. This is based on the GX Black Line Edition, so it has everything that SUV has, with a CBI Offroad bodykit and armor, a Yakima rooftop tent and rails, and Toyo MT LT tires around stock 18-inch wheels.
RX500h F Sport Performance. The newest Lexus crossover in the lineup shows off how the “Spindle Body” works well with the aftermarket. It doesn’t need much to look good, other than a matte-violet metallic wrap and 22-inch Rays Homura wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber.
Finally, the Lexus Electrified Sport concept will be revealed, so showgoers will be able to see the future of how the automaker’s electric performance will look. You can read more about it in our previous article.