Lexus LC500 Project for SEMA 2016

We had the pleasure to work on the new Lexus LC500. Given a pre-production model, we had the task of creating a SEMA worthy debut of the car. The build took approximately 2 months, and everything was re-worked from the inside out.

It features the first aftermarket aero kit by Artisan Spirits of Japan. Custom suspension was completed by KW Suspensions. HRE provided 22″ forged wheels in place of the OEM 21″ wheels to fit the massive Brembo racing brakes. Interior upgrades included custom dash, center console, and roll bar. The finishing touch of the cabin included Sparco racing seats. This car made the debut at SEMA 2016 and continued to the LA Auto Show. It will continue its tour throughout the country in 2017. We hope you enjoy the build as much as we had fun putting it together!

Thanks to sponsors: Lexus, Artisan Spirits, KW Suspensions, Brembo, HRE, Sparco, DSport

Vorsteiner Ferrari 458-VX Aero Program

Vorsteiner unveiled the latest aero program for the Ferrari 458 Italia last week at SEMA. Our Ferrari 458 was on display at the Vorsteiner booth sporting the new aero package which features a full carbon front bumper, full carbon rear bumper, and full carbon boot lid.

The aero package gives the 458 Italia a more aggressive front and rear end fascia. The rear is comprised with a low hanging rear bumper with an incorporated diffuser, as well as a tall boot lid with integrated brake light. These two pieces paired with the carbon fiber contrast transforms the 458 rear end.

The front features a low hanging chin spoiler as well as aero loading ducting. The front spoiler directs air into the front radiators as well as out the exit ducts. These aero ducts add load to the front end creating pressure and downforce.

Toyota Prius G debut at SEMA 2016

We had the opportunity to work on an interesting build with Gordon Ting of Beyond Marketing for Toyota. Yes, it’s a Prius! Inspired by Toyota’s GT300 racecar of Japan, this project was performance focused. We took the Toyota Prius G to Willow Springs International Raceway where it pulled 0.99 G on the skid pad, putting it in the company of high end performance sports cars. With more fine tuning, we’re confident that the Prius will be capable of pulling a full 1 G during next year’s testing. Who knows? This may be a possible candidate for an endurance race?!

Thanks to sponsors: Toyota, TRD, Kuhl Racing, Rays Engineering, TEIN, Brembo, Sparco, GReddy

Toyo R888R Now Available for Purchase

The Proxes R888R is an evolution of the race-winning Proxes R888, delivering even faster lap times and better dry handling. The credit goes to a new tread design and an improved contact patch that puts more rubber on the track. Racers will also appreciate the predictable handling and how quickly the Proxes R888R reaches optimal operating temperature.

Proxes R888R tires feature an R-compound tread that quickly reaches operating temperature and provides high grip levels for maximum cornering traction. The tread compound is molded into an aggressive, asymmetric tread pattern with massive outboard shoulder blocks to provide the lateral grip needed when driving on the track. Continual development of the contact patch gives the Proxes R888R greater levels of dry traction for improved braking, acceleration and cornering versus its predecessor.

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– Reaches optimal operating temperature quickly and provides consistent performance.
– Improves grip for excellent cornering performance.

– Improves dry traction in braking, acceleration and cornering.

– Maximizes lateral grip for improved cornering.

– Improves directional stability and precise steering response.

– Assists with wet traction.


– Operating Temperature: 160°F to 220°F.
– Hot Inflation Pressures: 32 to 38 (psi).
– Camber: -1° to -3°.
– Caster: As much positive as possible.

Original Volk Racing TE37, Toyota Supra MKIV Spec!

These are brand new, forged Volk Racing TE37 sized specifically for the MKIV generation Toyota Supra. The original classic design has been discontinued, but we were able to obtain some remaining inventory from Rays Engineering, Japan. This may be the last opportunity for this fitment as the original TE37 design is being replaced by TE37SL, TE37RT, and such other newer series. Available in Bronze, Mag Blue, and Matte Black.

Includes complete set of four wheels:
18×9.5 +35, 5×114.3 (front pair)
18×10.5 +40, 5×114.3 (rear pair)

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Scion Racing 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Re-cap

It’s nearly 12.5-miles long, climbing several thousand feet in elevation and over 150 turns to complete The Race to the Clouds, an annual racing event that takes place in Colorado Springs and is more professionally known as the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This year we made our way back with the help of Mackin Industries and Evasive Motorsports to see if our SR by Toyota 86 racecar could complete the race finally, as our team added new aero enhancements and tweaked the car’s performance for driver Robert Walker. It was not an easy week and the climb got the best of our 86 once again—but we’ll be back again next time. Watch this beautifully shot film chronicling the event, the Mackin/Evasive team and the 2JZ-powered 86 racecar.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Scion Racing, Official TRD, Mackin Industries, GReddy Racing, Turn 14 Distribution, Advan, Yokohama Tire, Wisefab, KW suspensions, Sparco, APR Performance, Turbo By Garrett, Brian Crower, Project Mu USA, JE Pistons, Rocket Bunny by tra-kyoto, Design Craft Fabrication, Motec, TunedbyN8