This Scorching 525-HP Lexus Concept Will Sear Your Retinas

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The hot Lexus LC 500 is only months away from showrooms, but tuner Gordon Ting at Beyond Marketing got a head start customizing this sleek new ride when Lexus provided him a pre-production prototype to build into a concept car for this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas.

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Beyond Marketing was able to develop a body kit for the LC, which will be available in the spring for the car's first buyers. The revised body work is wrapped in Avery Dennison Gloss Yellow vinyl.

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Beneath the sheetmetal, the concept Lexus rolls on 22-inch satin charcoal HRE P101 wheels, with Pirelli P Zero Nero tires, and Brembo brakes.

The LC 500's 5.0-liter V8 is bored out to 5.6 liters using CP pistons and Carillo connecting rods and now produces 525 horsepower, a 54-horse boost.

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Photo: Lexus

“The LC 500 looks beautiful and has a fantastic foundation of performance and driving characteristics,” said Gordon Ting. “I wanted to use that groundwork to develop a high-performance, aggressive-looking LC 500 that is tough yet luxurious, and has serious chops thanks to the custom engine.”