The luxury arm of Toyota, Lexus, has also revealed a couple of sporty concepts at the Tokyo Auto Salon. Lexus has proved they know how to make supercars with the LF-A, but here they focus on production models. There’s the IS-F CCS-R, and Club Performance Accessory, as well as the Modellista kit for the upcoming CT 200h.
The two specially equipped IS-F high performance saloons are quite interesting. The CCS-R is true to the tradition of lightweight track saloons, featuring carbon fibre body panels, including front and rear spoilers, bonnet and boot lid, and a new frameless construction roll cage and polycarbonate windows.
Inside there’s further extensive use of carbon fibre for the dashboard, centre console and door trims, while the racing details extend to a six-point safety harness and short-diameter steering wheel with paddle shifts. The car is performance-engineered, too, with racing suspension, brakes, cooling and exhaust, plus a mechanical limited-slip differential and forged alloys shod with slick tyres.
TRD (Toyota Racing Department) has created the IS F Club Performance Accessory, giving the most powerful member of the IS family an even bolder appearance with spoilers fore and aft, a rear diffuser and a carbon fibre hood. Again, more carbon fibre material is used in the cabin, along with sports seats finished in bright orange. Sports suspension and brakes, a titanium exhaust, magnesium wheels and a mechanical LSD complete the package.
The new Lexus CT 200h hybrid is yet to be launched, but they’ve already come up with a F-Sport package for it, and it’s been styled by Japanese tuner Modellista with a body kit and Recaro sports seats.
The Gazoo racing version of the Lexus LFA supercar is also on display. This machine has been around the Nurburgring, either testing or competing in the 24-hour race, that it’s become a Nuremberg local!