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Why Should We Love Mad SEMA Concepts? Because Of This Bright Orange Lexus NX, That's Why

Amongst all the weird and wonderful modified car concepts, one stands out for me, and it's a Lexus crossover...

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When it comes to picking a favourite motor from this year’s SEMA show, the targa-topped Scion FR-S modified by Cartel Customs just about edges it for me. I say just, because there’s another car that comes very close: this Lexus NX by 360 Elite Motorworks.

Lexus - Why Should We Love Mad SEMA Concepts? Because Of This Bright Orange Lexus NX, That's Why - Blog

Yep, it’s time to confess: I’ve actually been lusting over a Lexus crossover. A car which is notable for having Will.i.am’s smug faced splashed all over its promotional material, and not a lot else. But, this demonstrates what’s just so great about some of these mad SEMA concepts.

Lexus - Why Should We Love Mad SEMA Concepts? Because Of This Bright Orange Lexus NX, That's Why - Blog

With the whole car dropped onto a set of 21-inch HRE forged wheels and garnished with a crazy Artisan Spirits bodykit, this NX is immeasurably cooler than the standard car, even if it’s most likely still rocking all the gubbins from the regular 200t F Sport underneath. And just look at that colour!

Taking something already desirable like the Scion or - to stick with the subject of Lexus - the RC (see the Rocket Bunny-kitted piece of madness above, also at SEMA this year) and make it even more exciting is one thing, but it’s quite another to take a car a little more humdrum and turn it into something mad.

Lexus - Why Should We Love Mad SEMA Concepts? Because Of This Bright Orange Lexus NX, That's Why - Blog

That’s why I reckon these are the most special motors to appear at SEMA, and are a big part of why it’s a show that’s worth paying attention to.