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The Five Axis Lexus CT200h Tuning Program at SEMA

A hybrid hot hatch.

The Lexus CT 200h is sort of a “green” luxury five-door hatchback that promises a fun driving experience. While the acceleration may leave a bit to be desired it does handle considerably well. At the 2011 SEMA Show, Five Axis was looking to turn the CT 200h into a hot hatch that will steal looks and handle like a sports car.

Sitting alongside the Five Axis Project GS will be the CT 200h tuning program. Like the Project GS, the CT sports a widebody conversion package that includes a new front bumper, rear apron and diffuser, side skirts, and flared fenders. A sinister JDSU “Dark Passage” exterior paint with black accents creates an almost technical JDM-style impression.

The entire chassis was lowered and given a new set of wheels and brakes to fill in the widened fenders. Both the front and rear sport seven-spoke 8.5 x 19 FIVE:AD forged wheels and 235/40 ZR 19 Yokohama Advan Sport tires. A Stoptech high performance big brake upgrade with 328 x 28 mm cross drilled discs sit up front with four-piston calipers, while the rear keeps the original brake system. The fitment is then finished off with a TEIN Flex coilover suspension system to improve handling even further.

The Five Axis Lexus CT 200h is also about giving passengers a sporty yet comfortable interior atmosphere. All of the seats were given unique laser-etched Ultrasuede EcoDesign inserts by Tunimodel Inc. custom upholstery. The headliner has been replaced with Ultrasuede EcoDesign upholstery and sports a custom illumination system. A new touch screen interface display sits inside the center console and controls the multimedia functions. As part of the CT 200h tuning program, Five Axis has also installed a 3M Crystalline window film by the Tint Factory.

The Five Axis Lexus CT 200h tuning program will be on display at the 2011 SEMA Show until November 4th. Pricing and availability details on all of the products have not been released.

Five Axis Lexus CT 200h Tuning Specifications

Wheels and Tires:
-Custom FIVE:AD Forged Wheels
-19×8.5 Front and Rear
-Yokohama Advan Sport
-235/40ZR19 Front and Rear

-Stop Tech High Performance Big Brake Kit – Front
-328mm x 28mm Cross Drilled Rotor
-Four-piston Opposed, Fixed, Bolt-in-bridge Caliper
-Matched Cross-drilled Stock Rotors – Rear

-TEIN Flex Coilover Suspension System

-Five Axis Custom Widebody Conversion
-JDSU “Dark Passage” Paint
-Custom Black Accents

-Uniquely Appointed Seats with Laser Etched Ultrasuede® EcoDesign™ Inserts
-Custom illuminated Headliner with Ultrasuede® EcoDesign™ Upholstery
-Upholstery by Turinmodel, Inc.
-Custom Touchscreen Interface Center Console
-3M Crystalline Window Film by The Tint Factory

Five Axis Lexus CT 200h Tuning Gallery

[Source: Lexus]

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