The big Lexus news from the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show was the debut of the beautiful new LC 500 Convertible. Elsewhere in the show however, the Lexus Custom gallery showcases some very special one-off Lexus models, from a mighty GX off-road concept, to a unique, race-proven IS F. If you can’t make it to LA in person, join us on an exclusive tour!
Lexus Custom: LC 500 by Gordon Ting
Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing customized this LC 500 coupe, which is finished in a distinctive Satin Rising Sun wrap. The LC’s natural curves have been extended with a widebody kit and carbon-fibre rear wing and trim pieces. There are RAYS wheels, Brembo brakes and custom KW suspension with a hydraulic lift system.
Lexus Custom: UX 300
An example of Vyal One’s work is elsewhere in the Lexus Custom display. This UX has been further modified with a TRD Japan UX F Sport aero styling package (front lip spoiler, side trim, mirror spoiler and rear diffuser). Mechanical changes include a custom CGS exhaust, APEXi suspension and 20-inch Vossen x Work VWS-1 wheels with Nitto tyres.
Lexus Custom: Lexus IS F CCS-R
The one-off Lexus IS F CCS-R race car is one of the most famous of all Lexus’ vehicles. First unveiled in 2011, it competed at legendary venues including Pikes Peak and the Nürburging before being modified again with a new version of the 2UR-GSE V8 as part of development work for the RC F.
Lexus Custom: Lexus RC F by Dana Balthasar
Speaking of the RC F, how about this extreme build by Dana Balthasar? Key elements are a Pandem V1 widebody kit and a striking livery designed by Jon Sibal.
There are modifications under the skin as well: Air Runner air suspension, PPE header, Takeda intake and a Studio RSR six-point roll cage. An Armytrix stainless exhaust and Work wheels with Toyo tyres complete the package.
Lexus Custom: GXOR
And finally, a different kind of performance is offered by the GXOR. Lexus based this overlanding concept vehicle around a 2019 GX, beefing it up for hardcore off-road use with Safari snorkel, Eezi-Awn roof rack, CBI frame sliders and full underbody armour. Other features include a custom drawer storage system, fridge, VHF/UHF radio and a 160W solar panel. The GXOR is designed to tow an X1H camper trailer from Patriot Campers.
Lexus Custom: ES F Sport
This ES F Sport saloon gets some subtle exterior tweaks thanks to an Artisan Spirit aero kit, carbon-fibre roof wrap and 20-inch RAYS wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres.
It’s inside where the real magic happens however, specifically in the boot, which boasts a wine fridge, wine glass and bottle holders, oak flooring and frames, trim pieces from refinished oak wine barrels and a retractable oak table!