LEXUS NEWS
REIMAGINED: THE LEXUS IS

08/16/2013—This year, Lexus did something a little different for November’s SEMA auto show.

Instead of handing over a few models to hotshot car-modifying talents to redesign for SEMA, Lexus invited the creative world to submit their visions for a reimagined 2014 Lexus IS at deviantart.com.

The results, which ranged from futuristic, TRON-like renderings to an IS envisioned as an orca whale, proved to be as entertaining as they were creative. The winning modified IS design (above) will now come to life on a real IS, thanks to veteran Lexus tuner Clark Ishihara of VIP Auto Salon.

And as you can see from the second and third place winners below—it must have been a tough, though delightful, job for the judges to make their pick.

—BRIAN GILL