Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2011 NYIAS: Lexus CT 200h

Making its debut at the Big Apple is a concept for a high-performance version of the Lexus CT 200h hybrid hatchback conceived and executed in partnership with Fox Marketing.
Starting with a production CT 200h, the tuner modified the 1.8-liter gasoline engine by adding an Eaton supercharger along with a Climax Racing intake manifold and a Yonaka air to water intercooler among other upgrades to push output to an estimated 300HP. Additionally, Fox Marketing said it has boosted the factory batter power, but did not provide further details.
To improve handling, Lexus’ entry-level model gained new springs, an upgraded brake systems from Baer with 13-inch rotors and four-piston calipers, and 20-inch alloy wheels shod in Toyo T1R tires size 225/30 20 up front and 255/30 20 at the back.
Cosmetically, Fox Marketing added a new wide body kit with three-inch fender flares, new bumpers and a large rear diffuser along with a bespoke paint job. As for the interior, there are custom LED Lexus logos in the door panels and Yonaka Ronin racing seats trimmed in black leather with red stitching.