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Lexus remixes its sport sedans and coupes at SEMA 2015 (pictures)

Lexus offers five different takes on its sportiest models in Las Vegas. Somehow, they all end up looking more or less the same...

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Antuan Goodwin

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LAS VEGAS -- Lexus treats fans of its sport sedans and coupes with five different takes on its design here at the 2015 SEMA Show. I use the term different lightly -- three of the five cars are the same shade of blue, the other two are identical oranges, and all look very similar to one another.

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VIP Auto Salon IS 200t F Sport

First up is a 2106 Lexus IS 200t F Sport customized by VIP Auto Salon. Performance upgrades to the 241-horsepower turbo 2-liter engine are limited the exhaust. The body is heavily customized with Seibon carbon fiber bits.

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Beyond Marketing GS F

This GS F get a 3M Gloss Burnt Orange foil wrap with glossy black accents. A custom carbon fiber lip kit is provided by Sumeru.

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Beyond Marketing GS F

Advan GT Racing wheel are staggered in width. The fronts are 20 by 9 inches, the rears are 20 by 11 inches. The GS-F rides on a prototype Tein suspension.

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Beyond Marketing GS F

In stock form, the GS F makes 467 horsepower. This custom makes a few more, but power mods are mild.

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Beyond Marketing GS F

The Sumeru lip kit is, surprisingly, most aggressive at the rear bumper where it steals attention from the Greddy Supreme SP dual exhaust.

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2016 Lexus RC F GT3

At the performance extreme is the RC F GT3, the racing variant of the RC F coupe.

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2016 Lexus RC F GT3

The 1,300 kg (2,866 pound) coupe squeezed over 500 horsepower from its 5-liter V-8 engine.

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2016 Lexus RC F GT3

For the show, the GT3 wears a metallic blue foil-wrapped version of its racing livery.

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2016 Lexus RC F GT3

The aerodynamics on the RC F GT3 are ridiculously extreme. Being an actual racing car, the massive wing and diffuser serve function rather than form.

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Beyond Marketing Lexus RC F

For the street (and the occasional track day, bro), Lexus brought a version of the RC F customized by Beyond Marketing and Gordon Ting. The coupe is covered with the same 3M Burnt Orange wrap as the GS F nearby.

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Beyond Marketing Lexus RC F

The RC F distinguishes itself with a custom Pandem wide body GT kit that is the very definition of aggressive. This is my favorite of Lexus' five customs.

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Beyond Marketing Lexus RC F

20-inch rolling hardware consists of a set of Rays TE37 Ultra wheels -- one of my all-time favorite tuner rims -- wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires.

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Beyond Marketing Lexus RC F

KW suspension provides the coilovers beneath the fenders, while Brembo manufactures the upgraded brakes.

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Beyond Marketing Lexus RC F

The Pandem GT kit is punctuated with a massive wing inspired by the GT3 racer. I'm not sure you'd need that much rear downforce for the street.

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Beyond Marketing Lexus RC F

Inside, an Evasive Motorsports full roll cage and Sparco fill a track-ready cockpit.

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360 Elite Motorworks RC 200t F Sport

Mirroring the IS F Sport at the other end of the booth is this Gloss Cosmic Blue wrapped RC 200t F Sport.

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360 Elite Motorworks RC 200t F Sport

The RC F Sport's design has been tweaked with an Aimgain International six-piece aero kit.

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360 Elite Motorworks RC 200t F Sport

The curvaceous body is lowered on Tanabe springs over Infinitewerks three-piece 20-inch rims.

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360 Elite Motorworks RC 200t F Sport

Like its four-doored twin, the RC F's performance upgrades are mild, consisting of just a Tanabe Medallion touring exhaust.

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