Lexus IS 250C Design Project

 Beautiful. The custom-built “IS 250C” was commissioned by Lexus and built by 0-60 and Design Craft Fabrication.

It’s based on the standard 2-door convertible model. And it’s something you could build yourself. We like that idea…

Note the nicely subtle “0-60” decal on the leading edge of the hood.

The only thing that would have made this even better, and more exclusive, would be to incorporate the IS-F powertrain.

Very nice seats and door panels, although we’re surprised they didn’t incorporate a power rack.

We would hope the roll hoop behind the drivers seat is something more substantial – and structural – than the tin-and-plastic poseur bars favored by Mustang enthusiasts.

Here are the specs, in Lexus’ own words:

Build Purpose and Objectives:

  • Build an aggressive performance enhanced daily drivable luxury coupe

Interior

  • SparcoUSA – custom leather-wrapped lightweight racing seats
  • Suede inserts with custom contrasting stitch design

Exterior

  • Ings+1 – Exterior body kit
  • Custom graphite paint
  • Seibon – carbon fiber hood

Performance

  • Motul – oil and lubricants
  • Greddy Performance – engine management computer and gauges

Brakes

  • Brembo brakes – custom front and rear big brake kit (rotors and calipers)

Suspension

  • KW Suspension – Coilover system

Wheels

  • Advan Racing – lightweight 1 piece racing wheels

Tires

  • Continental Tires – performance tires

Partners/Contributors

  • Design Craft – customer fabrication and installation