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2014 Lexus IS 250 AWD - Smooth Operator

A Lexus IS that has all the right parts and is popular with the ladies. Holla!

Jun 16, 2014
Photographer: Terence Patrick

Pairing with the star from our August issue, the 2JZ -swapped IS, comes another player we can't forget—this all-wheel drive Lexus IS 250. It's nothing out of this world, but it's functional, clean and yes, ladies love a white Lexus!

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The white IS was Gordon Ting's second build for last year's SEMA show. It was put front and center in the Toyo Tires booth and we couldn't help but admire how stunning it looked for a new IS, especially with the TRD kit and one-off fender flares. The custom add-on flares aren't as pronounced as a Rocket Bunny or Liberty Walk design, but give the sexy sedan a little more style and sportiness.

2015 Lexus IS250
$36,550 Base Model (MSRP) 21/30 MPG Fuel Economy
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The Lexus IS 3250 AWD chassis has been updated with the necessities—TEIN coilovers and Brembo brakes. The wheels draw our attention the most though, with bright red Gram Lights 57Xtremes—a perfect complement to the Starfire Pearl paint.

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The project is finished off with some GReddy bolt-ons, Sparco seats and a custom roll-bar fabricated by Evasive Motorsports. This Lexus IS 250 is more tame and might not be the center of attention, but we appreciate it because it's an example of a true build any enthusiast can do. Minus the fender flares and roll-bar, everything on this car is available to the public. It demonstrates what's possible with the new IS. Plus, with all-wheel drive and a bike rack, you could literally take this car anywhere and with anyone. Hey, ladies!

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2014 Lexus IS 250 AWD

Owner Gordon Ting

Location Los Angeles, CA

Engine GReddy intake and exhaust

Footwork & Chassis TEIN custom Street Flex coilovers

Brakes Brembo GT system with six-piston front and four-piston rear mono block calipers

Wheels & Tires 19x9.5" front, 19x10.5" rear Rays Gram Lights 57Xtreme wheels; 245/35 R19 front, 275/30 R19 rear Toyo Proxes T1 Sport tires

Exterior TRD five-piece aero kit with custom fender flares; Yakima roof rack

Interior Sparco R100 race seats with custom leather and harnesses; Evasive Motorsports custom rollcage

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