Expect the Lexus to show off its wild side at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show where the carmaker has a 20,000-square-foot exhibit filled with displays of its high-performance products. Lexus will be highlighting sporty accessorization and incredible horsepower.
Paul Rohovsky, National Manager of Events and Promotions at Lexus, said that Lexus has been the top luxury brand for over a decade due to its refined sedans and SUVs but he believes the company has so much more to offer. He said that Lexus brings new excitement to the brand with vehicles such as the LFA supercar and youthful CT 200h entry-luxury hybrid.
Its F Sport accessories give customers the opportunity to boost the performance on several vehicles. One of the head turners in the exhibit is the inspirational and aspirational 552-horsepower V10 LFA supercar.
Delivery of the Lexus 2012 LFA to U.S. customers started last month. The new CT 200h will be positioned prominently in the exhibit, and will be enclosed in a “Darker Side of Green” interactive studio.
The fifth hybrid in the Lexus lineup, the new CT 200h, offers a combined fuel economy of 42 mpg (EPA estimate), the best in the luxury segment. A highly-modified Five Axis Project CT will also debut at the Chicago Auto Show. This project sets out to prove that hybrids can be aggressive.
This CT 200h is also equipped with a Five Axis custom widebody conversion, JDSU “Dark Passage” paint, and custom black accents. It sits low on a TEIN Flex coilover suspension system and custom 19-inch FIVE:AD forged wheels.
The Five Axis Project CT also comes with a custom Ultrasuede EcoDesign interior, custom touch screen interface center console and a Stoptech High Performance Big Brake Kit on the front.
Lexus will also display several vehicles that stood out in last year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, including a customized LS600h L by VIP Auto Salon and a revamped RX 450h courtesy of tuner Paul Tolson, EST Styling. The CT 200h will go on sale this March.