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Supercharged Lexus GS 350 F Sport headed to SEMA

Lexus will show off a tastefully modified supercharged Lexus GS 350 F Sport at the 2012 SEMA Show this week. The show car features various mods inside and out to increase the GS’s street cred and overall aftermarket appeal.

The Lexus GS 350 F Sport is already a pretty imposing looking machine. It comes garnished with a number of sporty Lexus ‘F Sport’ enhancements, such as a full bodykit, unique alloy wheels, and an enhanced suspension setup to improve handling.

For this supercharged version, Lexus has opted to fit a full WALD International bodykit which includes lower and chunkier bumper bars front and rear, side skirts, and a neat lip spoiler at the back. To top off the visual impact there’s also a set of 20-inch Vossen CV7 alloy wheels.

Mechanically, the one-off show car gets a beefy Brembo GT brake package, adjustable RSR Super i coilover suspension front and rear, and a boosted engine under the bonnet.

Lexus has fit an Apexi CG SPL supercharger kit to the standard 3.5-litre V6 (producing 233kW in stock form) providing additional performance, while a Smart Accel throttle controller improves accelerator response. A full PTS Joe Z Series twin exhaust system is also fitted for added sound and performance.

Lexus hasn’t revealed any specific numbers, but it would be fair to say the standard 0-100km/h time of 6.0 seconds would be drastically reduced thanks to the forced induction setup. More details may be revealed at the SEMA Show, which starts October 30. We’ll keep you updated.

Overall, you have to admit the project has turned out well and looks rather wicked, especially with the dished alloy wheels at the back.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.