Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition

Only 50 examples of the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition will be built, so show-goers at SEMA 2012 had to be extra careful not to bump the track-ready supercar. Compared with the standard LFA, the Nurburgring Edition features 10 more horsepower from its V-10 engine, sharper shifts from its electronic transmission, and styling inspired by the LFA prototype race car that competed in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.
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Project LS 460 F Sport by Five Axis

Longtime Toyota/Lexus project car collaborator Five Axis got its hands on the flagship Lexus model, the 2013 Lexus GS 460 F Sport and gave it the full SEMA Show treatment.
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Project LS 460 F Sport by Five Axis

Five Axis modified the LS with a custom aero conversion that merges with the vehicle's L-Finesse design and pushes it in an even more aggressive direction. Of course, Five Axis is also known for its wheels, so this LS rides on custom 22-inch alloys with staggered widths.
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Project LS 460 F Sport by Five Axis

Because show-goers like it low, the Project LS sits on an AirRunner TC-5 air suspension system. Wheel gap, begone!
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Lexus LF-CC Concept

The Lexus LF-CC Concept, which bowed at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, made the trip over the Atlantic to wow the SEMA crowd.
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Lexus IS F CCS-R

This orange and black beast competed in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. It features race prepped exhaust, brake, and suspension components, a full roll cage, carbon fiber aero upgrades, and 18-inch staggered rims. The 5.0-liter, V-8 engine? Bone stock.
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Lexus LFA

The standard Lexus LFA was also lurking outside of Lexus' tent.
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Supercharged 2013 GS 350 F SPORT by VIP Auto Salon

Lexus didn't just display the supercharged version of its GS 350 F Sport, the automaker also let attendees line up to run the vehicle through its paces on a dyno.
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2013 Avalon TRD Edition

Meanwhile, over at Toyota's booth, the automaker was doing its best to inject some fun into its line of vehicles starting with the all-new 2013 Avalon. This TRD Edition was handed over to Toyota Racing Division for some performance upgrades.
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2013 Avalon TRD Edition

The 3.5-liter V-6 engine gets an induction boost in the form of this Eaton-type supercharger. Suspension upgrades, bigger brakes and wheels, and a custom interior round out the modifications list.
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2013 Avalon Hybrid TRD Edition

The Avalon Hybrid wasn't spared the TRD treatment, being augmented with lowering springs and upgraded shocks, stiffer suspension bushings, big brakes, and 19-inch wheels with a three-stage paint job that's likely better than your car's.
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2013 Avalon Hybrid TRD Edition

Power upgrades to the 2.5-liter Hybrid Synergy Drive system are nonexistent, but the Hybrid does get a full visual upgrade that includes tinted head- and taillights with blue accents and a custom interior.
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2013 Avalon DUB Edition

Built in partnership with DUB magazine, this Avalon goes for a black and chrome aesthetic and is lowered over 22-inch TIS wheels.
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2013 Avalon DUB Edition

A custom grill, tinted tail lights, and a custom DUB Edition body kit work with the 3-inch drop in ride height to give this Avalon a low, stealthy appearance.
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2013 Avalon DUB Edition

The trunk is filled with a custom sub and amp enclosure that's crammed with JBL audio equipment.
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2013 Avalon DUB Edition

Inside, black leather seats with Ultrasuede Diamond inserts cushion the passengers' rear ends.
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2013 Avalon DUB Edition

The 22-inch wheels by TIS (Twenty Inches Strong) feature a matte-black finish for the mesh-pattern spokes and a polished rim.
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Clint Bowyer 'Tekked-Out' Prius

This "Tekked-Out" Prius features a custom graphic scheme that is inspired by technology.
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Clint Bowyer 'Tekked-Out' Prius

Custom wheels, a body kit, and a lowered suspension finish up the exterior upgrades.
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Clint Bowyer 'Tekked-Out' Prius

Inside, this Prius features a pair of small LCDs ahead of the driver that display video from the rear cameras where the wing mirrors should be. The dashboard ahead of the passenger seat is occupied by a 17-inch touch-screen Windows 7 PC, and the seatbacks house a pair of 12-inch tablets.
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Kyle Busch 'Rowdy Edition' Camry

This "Rowdy Edition" Toyota Camry focuses on performance with its Detroit Speed Inc. custom dual exhaust and lowering springs. The customizer also supplied a custom wide body kit to accommodate the wider 18-inch wheels and BF Goodrich Sport Comp tires. Custom front splitter, rear diffuser, and front and rear belly pans should help keep this Camry stable at speeds well above the stock maximum.
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Kyle Busch 'Rowdy Edition' Camry

Styling upgrades are limited to Lexus IS-F bucket seats with custom "Rowdy" logo embroidery, custom paint, and an Advent rear-seat entertainment system.
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Antron Brown 'Dragquoia' Family Dragster Sequoia

I'm not sure why you'd want to haul seven passengers down a drag strip at breakneck speeds, but Toyota's "Dragquoia" should be up to the task.
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Antron Brown 'Dragquoia' Family Dragster Sequoia

"Dragquoia" features a supercharged and intercooled version of the Sequoia's 5.7-liter V-8 that now outputs over 650 horsepower. The rest of the vehicle receives upgrades to deal with the demands of living a quarter mile at a time.
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Alexis DeJoria 'Pre-Runner' Tundra

This "Pre-Runner" Tundra is built for off-road racing.
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Alexis DeJoria 'Pre-Runner' Tundra

Function is emphasized over form here. The entire mods list is dedicated to suspension and power upgrades to make this Tundra Baja ready.
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Ultimate Fishing Tundra

The Ultimate Fishing Tundra, aside from being downright massive, features a rack filled with fishing rods and equipment that slides out of the rear deck.
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Toyota Camry goes racing

About the only thing that these racing Camrys (built for drag and stock car racing) have in common with the production model are their headlamps -- and even those are stickers!
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