• 2014 Lexus IS F-Sport by Paul Tolson and Gabriel Escobedo

For this year’s SEMA Show, Lexus challenged its fans to design the 2014 IS of their dreams. You can imagine that hundreds of designs rolled in, but only seven of them — the best of the best, of course — will become reality.

One of these seven cars was designed by Paul Tolson and Gabriel Escobedo. Their design is based on an IS 250 equipped with the F-Sport package, and it features a combination of BASF Glasurit Orange Mercury and Galaxy Root Beer paint. The car received an aggressive, all-metal wide-body kit, and the design duo dropped it closer to the ground with an Air Runner Systems air ride.

There is also a new set of Wheel Works USA Emotion CR Kiwami wheels sized 19-by-9.5 inches up front and 19-by-10.5 inches on the rear. Bringing the concept to a halt is a Rotara brake system, featuring six-piston calipers squeezing 355-by-32 mm (13.97-by-1.25-inch) discs on both the front and rear.

Rounding out the mods is a custom exhaust and intake that helps improve the rumble of the 2.5-liter, V-6 engine.

Once the show opens up in Vegas, you can see is in the Outside Central Hall.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Lexus IS F-Sport.

  • 2014 Lexus IS F-Sport by Paul Tolson and Gabriel Escobedo
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    210 (Est.)
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    192 (Est.)
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    7.6 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    140 mph
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Lexus IS F-Sport

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The new-generation Lexus IS and its optional F-Sport package were unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. When compared to the standard IS, the F-Sport version adds a more aggressive look, thanks to special grille and front bumper design; an enhanced, three-dimensional mesh grille; larger cooling openings; a black grille surround; and, of course, an exclusive set of wheels.

Under its hood, the IS F-Sport retains the same engines from the base models: a 2.5-liter for the IS 250 version and a 3.5-liter, V-6 for the IS 350 version.

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