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SEMA plays host to a trio of tuned Lexus coupes

The Lexus RC 350 F Sport by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing
The Lexus RC 350 F Sport by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing
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The Lexus RC F Insta-Built was designed with input from Lexus America's Instagram followers
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The Lexus RC F Insta-Built was designed with input from Lexus America's Instagram followers
The Lexus RC F Insta-Built's body is finished in a special shade of Seafoam
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The Lexus RC F Insta-Built's body is finished in a special shade of Seafoam
The RC F by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing sports an aggressive bodykit
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The RC F by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing sports an aggressive bodykit
A 100-shot Nitrous kit is hiding under the RC F's hood
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A 100-shot Nitrous kit is hiding under the RC F's hood
Additional strut bracing should help keep the RC F planted in the corners
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Additional strut bracing should help keep the RC F planted in the corners
Inside, the RC F's interior is sporting some specific trim pieces
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Inside, the RC F's interior is sporting some specific trim pieces
Sparco race seats help with the tuned RC F's sporty feel
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Sparco race seats help with the tuned RC F's sporty feel
The RC F has not been around for long, but already tuners are trying to extract extra performance from its V8 engine
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The RC F has not been around for long, but already tuners are trying to extract extra performance from its V8 engine
A GReddy exhaust system is one of the upgrades under the bonnet
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A GReddy exhaust system is one of the upgrades under the bonnet
Carbon fiber elements are coupled with an Evasive Motorsports bodykit
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Carbon fiber elements are coupled with an Evasive Motorsports bodykit
The RC F's rear spoiler
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The RC F's rear spoiler
A GReddy air intake is another of the RC F's performance upgrades
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A GReddy air intake is another of the RC F's performance upgrades
The RC F's strong stance hasn't been lost in the transformation for production car to show car
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The RC F's strong stance hasn't been lost in the transformation for production car to show car
The Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing RC F is lowered by a set of Tein Sport coilovers
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The Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing RC F is lowered by a set of Tein Sport coilovers
The RC F by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing was on show at SEMA in Las Vegas
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The RC F by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing was on show at SEMA in Las Vegas
The RC 350 also was treated to a makeover at SEMA
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The RC 350 also was treated to a makeover at SEMA
Bride racing seats and Takata racing harnesses make an appearance in the interior of Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing's RC 350 F Sport
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Bride racing seats and Takata racing harnesses make an appearance in the interior of Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing's RC 350 F Sport
The RC 350's V6 has been fitted with some mild upgrades
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The RC 350's V6 has been fitted with some mild upgrades
The interior has been fitted with some special trim pieces
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The interior has been fitted with some special trim pieces
The RC 350 F Sport is on show at SEMA in Las Vegas
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The RC 350 F Sport is on show at SEMA in Las Vegas
A set of custom-made Enkei wheels are a part of the Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing package
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A set of custom-made Enkei wheels are a part of the Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing package
The 19-inch wheels hide a Brembo braking kit
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The 19-inch wheels hide a Brembo braking kit
A Rocket Bunny widebody kit gives the RC 350 a strong presence
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A Rocket Bunny widebody kit gives the RC 350 a strong presence
The Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing RC 350 F Sport has been lowered thanks to KW Suspension coilovers
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The Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing RC 350 F Sport has been lowered thanks to KW Suspension coilovers
The Lexus RC 350 F Sport by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing
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The Lexus RC 350 F Sport by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing
A GReddy exhaust system gives the RC 350's engine a mild boost
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A GReddy exhaust system gives the RC 350's engine a mild boost
The widebody kit grants the RC 350 with a strong presence on the road
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The widebody kit grants the RC 350 with a strong presence on the road
The Lexus RC 350 F Sport sits alongside a special GT3 concept for the RC F
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The Lexus RC 350 F Sport sits alongside a special GT3 concept for the RC F
The RC 350 by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing
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The RC 350 by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing
The RC 350 by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing
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The RC 350 by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
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The Lexus RC F GT3 Concept
The widebody kit grants the RC 350 with a strong presence on the road
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The widebody kit grants the RC 350 with a strong presence on the road
A Brembo braking kit helps keep the RC F's power in check
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A Brembo braking kit helps keep the RC F's power in check
A Lexon bodykit gives the RC F some extra attitude on the road
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A Lexon bodykit gives the RC F some extra attitude on the road
The Lexus RC 350 F Sport by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing
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The Lexus RC 350 F Sport by Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing

The Lexus RC F hasn’t been around for long, but tuners are already beginning to use it as a blank canvas for their crazy creations. This year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas played host to three tuned coupes, each with its own take on Lexus’ latest creation.

The first tuner to take on the RC Coupe was Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing, who has fitted the Lexus with a custom Rocket Bunny wide body kit designed by TRA-Kyoto. A set of custom designed 19-inch Enkei 6666 wheels fill the wide bodykit’s huge wheel arches, wrapped in Toyo 888 tires measuring 265/30 up front and 325/30 at the back.

A Brembo braking kit helps keep the RC F's power in check
A Brembo braking kit helps keep the RC F's power in check

Hiding behind the 19-inch wheels are brakes by Brembo, with six piston monoblock calipers and 380 mm two-piece discs at the front, and four piston calipers with two-piece 345 mm rear discs.

The whole package sits lower than the standard RC 350, thanks to KW Suspension coilovers and a lift system.

Under the bonnet, changes to the RC 350’s engine are minimal – a prototype GReddy Supreme SP exhaust system helps the car’s V6 breathe more easily, but beyond that the only change is a move to Motul engine oil.

Inside, Bride race seats and Takata racing harnesses replace the car’s front seats and conventional belts.

As well as taking on the RC 350, Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing has also had its way with the V8-powered, range-topping RC F. The RC F has been fitted with a custom Evasive Motorsports front lip, splitter and side skirts, while its 20-inch Yokohama Advan wheels are wrapped in 255/30 Yokohama Advan Sport tires up front and 285/30 Advan Sports at the rear.

The widebody kit grants the RC 350 with a strong presence on the road
The widebody kit grants the RC 350 with a strong presence on the road

Where the tuned RC 350 concept remained largely unchanged under the bonnet, the RC F’s V8 has undergone larger changes. As well as a new GReddy exhaust system, the RC F is also fitted with a GReddy intake kit and Nitrous Express 100-shot wet Nitrous kit.

To help stop the powered-up RC F falling apart in the corners, Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing has fitted the Coupe with Tein Sport Coilovers and chassis reinforcement including custom front and rear tower bars.

Front brakes are handled by Brembo, with six piston front calipers clamping on two-piece 405 mm front discs, while rear two piece 345 mm discs are grabbed by OEM Lexus Calipers.

Inside, the RC F’s interior is upgraded with reclinable Sparco carbon fiber seats.

The final RC F concept will be familiar to people who follow Lexus USA on Instagram, who have been able to follow the build progress every step of the way on their phones and tablets.

The Lexus RC F Insta-Built's body is finished in a special shade of Seafoam
The Lexus RC F Insta-Built's body is finished in a special shade of Seafoam

In its finished form, the Insta-Built Lexus RC F by Auto Salon is fitted with a Lexon bodykit, finished in an eyecatching shade of Seafoam paint from Oracle. The bodykit is coupled with 20-inch VPS forged wheels, wrapped in Nitto Invo tires measuring 255/30 up front and 285/30 at the rear.

A Brembo GT brake system hides behind the 20-inch wheels, and the whole package is lowered by a set of RSR coilovers. Performance boosts come from a new N1 Evolution-X and Apex exhaust system and an Apex intake, while the RC F’s interior is fitted out with Sabelt SPS bucket seats and custom Seafoam trim inserts and paneling.

All three cars were on display at SEMA alongside a GT3 Concept for the RC F.

Source: Lexus

1 comment
Bob Flint
All track, no action on any other roadway, how did they get these to the location, long ramps on a flat bed?
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