Lexus Shows Off the LC500’s Racy Side at SEMA

November 2, 2016

The Lexus LC500 may have only been around for less than a year, yet within that short span of time, some custom designers have already come up with a show-stopping version of the car. Presented at this year’s Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, the creation transforms the luxurious lines of the LC into something straight of out tuning heaven.

The racing-inspired LC500, created by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing, features an Artisan Spirit Custom body kit with front and rear diffusers, fender flares, side skirts, and a rear wing. The car’s mean stance is courtesy of an adjustable suspension system with lift kit and 22-inch HRE P101 satin charcoal wheels wrapped in Pirelli PZero rubber.

The cabin is likewise filled with racing gear. The carbon fiber Sparco racing seats are complemented by an interior by Evasive Motorsports, complete with safety roll cage. It’s a far cry from the luxurious insides of a typical Lexus, though.

Then again, the motor under that long hood isn’t eactly your usual Lexus fare, either. It’s a modified mervsion of the 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 that puts out 471hp and 540Nm. Thanks to some tweaking by Club DSPORT, the lump now displaces 5.6-liters with an output of 525hp, with an insane 9,000rpm redline. S

While the Avery Dennison Gloss Yellow-wrapped Lexus LC500 may not exactly be for everyone, it sure tickles the imagination. It just shows how something so luxurious actually looks quite good even in racing guise.

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