• 2012 Lexus IS 350C by VIP Auto Salon

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In its standard version, the Lexus IS 350C is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 306 HP, but at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show, VIP Auto Salon is going to show what the convertible is truly capable. Their new tuning package for the IS 350C will push out an additional 80 HP, as well as look exceptional good doing it.

The kit starts off right where we like it: the engine. VIP Auto Salon installed a power enterprise Rotex Supercharger kit by Apexi x VIP Auto Salon and a PTS Joe Z Series header back exhaust system to get a total output of 386 HP. The performance will undoubtedly be improved with this extra power, as well as the custom carbon fiber styling package including a front lip spoiler, side diffusers, rear diffusers, a rear trunk spoiler, eye lines, and a Seibon carbon fiber hood.

The exterior looks exquisite in a cool Chameleon paint by K&W enhanced by a Huper Optik ceramic film by STM. The final touch for the exterior is laid out with a new set of 19" Full-Face forged alloy wheels. The interior is then updated with custom seat inserts by Top Stitch, an F-Sport carbon shift knob, F-Sport floor mats, and an F-Sport carbon fiber engine cover.

All told, the Lexus IS 350C is a convertible we can all see ourselves driving to the beach in.

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  (647) posted on 12.22.2011

It will look more alluring if they use more alive and outstanding body paint on it. Anyway, just like with the other Lexus vehicle it also looks very aggressive on its style and design.

  (498) posted on 12.19.2011

It would be more impressive if they use a more powerful engine like V8 or V10 engine on this. Anyway, I truly find it awesome on its exterior look and I just only hope that it also has a stunning speed performance.

  (569) posted on 12.5.2011

Unlike you guys, I’m already satisfied with its engine. Well, it didn’t really need to have a super powerful engine for the fact that it is not a sports car. Anyway, I think it is more attractive with a black or white body paint.

  (448) posted on 11.15.2011

In spite of having only a simple detailing, I still can say that this one, was oozing with car appeal! I am pretty sure either that everyone would love to have this car, even though it doesn’t have a great speed performance.

  (526) posted on 11.10.2011

I think the engine specification of this one is only enough for it to have a nice speed performance. Anyway, just like them, I’m also very impressed on its aesthetic design.

  (449) posted on 11.8.2011

Its V6 engine that can deliver 386 horsepower, is I think just enough for this convertible car. Well, it doesn’t really need to have a powerful engine specification for the fact that it is not a sports car.

  (453) posted on 11.4.2011

So much for a good-looking car! Well, I just only hope that they use some nice engine specification for their cars, just like on this one. The power output is very disappointed about it.

  (459) posted on 11.3.2011

I love the simplicity of this convertible car of Lexus. Well, I just noticed that in spite of having only that simple looks, it’s still very appealing and looking so awesome.

  (320) posted on 11.1.2011

It’s V6 engine that can only deliver 386 horsepower, is I think quite good enough for convertible cars like this Lexus IS. Furthermore, as for the exterior appearance of it, I can say that it was oozing with angst and aggressiveness.

  (300) posted on 10.27.2011

The chameleon body paint is already striking for me, anyway, I must say that I would surely love to have this one for myself. smiley Its aesthetic design is absolutely looking great on it, and I love the color of its interior. smiley

  (580) posted on 10.26.2011

The aggressiveness of this one very striking on it but I think it is much better if they use a light body paint on it. smiley Anyway, it’s V6 engine that can only deliver 386 horsepower is I think quite good enough for this convertible car.

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