2014 SEMA Show – Lexus Debuts Outrageous Concept Vehicles

By Steve Laser

Fall is in the air and that means it’s time for the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. For the eighth year in a row, Lexus treats aftermarket enthusiasts to a tempting array of eye candy.

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These concepts crafted by Lexus and independent tuner companies based on the all-new 2015 RC coupe and NX crossover models were unveiled on November 4. Here’s a snapshot of each concept along with brief specs.

2015 RC 350 F SPORT by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing

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This RC 350 F SPORT hops low with KW suspension coilovers and a custom Rocket Bunny wide body kit by TRA-Kyoto. It rolls on custom Enkei custom 6666 wheels designed by TRA-Kyoto and Toyo Tires 888. Lucky passengers will get planted in BRIDE’s edrib series023 custom re-upholstered rear seats when this Infrared RC 350 F SPORT motors out of Las Vegas.

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BODY:

  • Custom Rocket Bunny wide body kit designed by TRA-Kyoto

WHEELS/TIRES:

  • Enkei custom 6666 wheels designed by TRA-Kyoto
  • Toyo Tires 888
  • Front 265/30-19
  • Rear 325/30-19

BRAKES:

  • Brembo Performance
  • Front 6 piston monoblock calipers with 2 piece 380 x 32mm type III discs and upgraded brake pads
  • Rear 4 piston mono block caliper with 2 piece 345 x 28mm type III discs and upgraded brake pads

SUSPENSION:

  • KW Suspension Coilovers, V3 + HLS 4 lift system

PERFORMANCE UPGRADES:

  • GReddy Prototype Supreme SP exhaust system
  • Motul performance engine oil

INTERIOR:

  • edrib series023 by BRIDE, custom re-upholstered rear seats
  • Takata USA DRIFT II Black harness

RC F GT3 Racing Concept by Lexus

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Are you ready to rumble?  Racing fans around the world are awaiting this V8, 540+ horsepower RC F GT3 that originally made its debut at the Geneva International Motor Show earlier this year. Based on the RC F performance coupe, the concept was developed to meet Group GT3 international racing standards and Lexus will be ready to supply the vehicles to racing teams in 2015.

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The RC F GT3 concept weighs 2,755 lbs. and comes with a modified version of the base RC F’s V8 engine, producing a maximum output exceeding 540 horsepower.

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Lexus will supply GT3-compliant*1 vehicles to racing teams starting in 2015, with vehicle testing to start this year. GT3 cars can enter many races globally, such as the 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race in Germany and the Super Taikyu Endurance and Super GT series in Japan.

Look for the checkered flag to drop soon.

Lexus RC F GT3 Concept Specifications

Length 4,705 mm/ 185.2 in
Width 2,000 mm/78.7 in
Height 1,270 mm/50 in
Weight 1,250 kg/2,755.8 lbs
Wheelbase 2,730 mm/107.5 in
Engine V8 gasoline engine
Horsepower 540+ hp (397kw)

*1 Certified by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile)

2015 NX 200t F SPORT by 360 Elite Motorworks

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Does Molten Pearl look just as striking on the Lexus NX 200t F SPORT as it does on the RC coupe family? This stunning ride features an Artisan Spirits aero kit with a front lip, front bumper LED attachments, rocker panels, rear diffuser, trunk spoiler, and front and rear fender flares. “Orange” you glad this NX will roll into SEMA with HRE P104 forged monoblock wheels, 21 x 9.5” in glass black?

BODY:

  • Artisan Spirits aero kit
  • Front lip
  • Front bumper LED attachment
  • Rocker panels
  • Rear diffuser
  • Trunk spoiler
  • Front and rear fender flares
  • Molten Pearl painted by Foreign Auto Body

WHEELS/TIRES:

  • HRE P104 forged monoblock wheels in gloss black
  • 21 x 9.5”

Toyo Proxes T1R Sport tires

  • 265/35-21

PERFORMANCE UPGRADES:

  • 360 Elite intake and exhaust

SUSPENSION:

  • RS-R Sports-i series coilovers

2015 RC F by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing

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Think you can’t upgrade an RC F?  Think again and check this out. Start with a custom Evasive Motorsports carbon fiber front lip and splitter and side diffusers because they look darn cool.  Staggered wheels and tires?  Hello Yokohama Advan Wheels AVS F 50 with Yokohama Advan Sport tires (front: 255/30-20, rear 285/30-20). Add Brembo Performance calipers for stopping power. Be greedy and add a GReddy Prototype Supreme SP exhaust system and high performance intake kit.

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BODY:

  • Custom Evasive Motorsports carbon fiber front lip and splitter and side diffusers

WHEELS/TIRES:

  • Yokohama Advan Wheels, AVS F50
  • Yokohama Advan Sport
  • Front 255/30-20
  • Rear 285/30-20

BRAKES:

  • Brembo Performance
  • Front 6 piston monoblock calipers with 2-piece 405 x 34mm type III discs and upgraded pads
  • Rear 2-piece 345 x 28mm type III discs with OEM Lexus RC F calipers

SUSPENSION:

  • Tein Mono Sport Coilovers, EDFC Active Pro

PERFORMANCE UPGRADES:

  • GReddy Prototype Supreme SP exhaust system
  • GReddy Prototype high performance intake kit
  • Motul performance engine oil
  • Custom front tower bar / Custom rear tower bar / Custom lower reinforcement braces
  • Nitrous Express 100-shot wet Nitrous System

INTERIOR:

  • Sparco carbon fiber reclinable seats, custom re-upholstered inserts

Insta-Built 2015 RC F by VIP Auto Salon

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Ta-da! Lexus’ Instagram followers have spoken. Fans chose every modification from the Oracle 970RA Seafoam paint to the Sabelt SPS bucket seat.  Love it?  Thank your friends.

BODY:

  • Lexon Exclusive Japan
    • Front Lip spoiler
    • Side Steps
    • Rear Lip Spoiler
  • Oracle 970RA Seafoam paint

WHEELS/TIRES:

  • VPS 3101 forgedmonoblock wheels
    • Front: 20 x 9”
    • Rear: 20 x 10.5”
  • NittoInvo tires
    • Front: 255/30-20
    • Rear: 285/30-20

BRAKES:

  • Brembo GT brake system
    • Front: 6-piston 405 x 34mm (16”) 2-piece discs
    • Rear: 345 x 28mm (13.6”) 2-piece disc upgrade

SUSPENSION:

  • RSR Sports-i coilovers

PERFORMANCE UPGRADES:

  • Exhaust system
    • Apex Integration system
    • N1 Evolution-X
  • Apex power intake

INTERIOR:

  • Sabelt SPS bucket seat
  • Custom steering wheel with Alacantara grips, carbon fiber and Seafoam accents
  • Custom paneling with Seafoam accents
  • Madico CH50 window film installed by STM

Lexus Disclaimer: Vehicles are special project cars, modified with non-genuine Lexus parts and accessories. Modification with these non-genuine Lexus parts or accessories may void the Lexus warranty, may negatively impact vehicle performance and safety, and may not be street legal.

News source and photos courtesy Lexus

Story ©2014 CarNichiWa

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