SEMA: Lexus IS spans the generations at SEMA

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Lexus IS customs

The big news in the world of Lexus might be its polarizing new IS, but that hasn’t stopped exhibitors at the SEMA show from experimenting with all three generations of the Japanese 3 Series fighter.

Let’s talk about this third-generation IS, because it’s, um, different. Designed by Rob Evans, it’s a contest winner from DeviantArt (click the link to see several of the other entries put together by the DeviantArt community). We’ll admit, it’s pretty wild looking. Try to imagine it covered in sponsorship liveries and racing in the Japanese Super GT series, and its polarizing looks become a bit easier on the eye. In the flesh, it’s a sharper car than the renderings we showed you earlier this week.


Next up, we have Andrew Atigehchi’s 2007 IS250, a menacing, vinyl-wrapped sedan. The intake has been replaced by an F-Sport unit, while the exhaust is from Aimgain. Mazzuri headers round out the breathing mods, while F-Sport brakes are there to bring things to a stop. Megan coilovers and F-Sport sway bars and 20-inch Nitto Invo tires keep things shiny side up.

Finally, we have what could well be a future classic, the first-generation IS. This 2004 IS300 from Maricar Cortez looks about as clean and simple as cars at SEMA come. Under hood, its 2JZ-GE V6 engine has been fitted with a ProLex supercharger, while a custom dual-exhaust system adds a bit more aural character.

Take a look up top for detailed images of the DevianArt IS, and be sure to let us know what you think in comments.

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