2014 Lexus IS DeviantART SEMA design concept. Winning design by Rob Evans.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association, better known as SEMA, is gearing up for its annual tuner bash
, held each fall in Las Vegas. Lexus will join the party once again this year, with a unique 2014 IS sedan concept designed by the winner of a competition at the Internet art community DeviantART.
One winning design will be selected from the 25 finalists, to be built and shown on the SEMA floor. The team at VIP Auto Salon will build the car in just 10 weeks.
So what will the car look like? The three images in the gallery above were selected as the top three--and the first is the winner, designed by Rob Evans of Seattle, Washington. Evans' design will be the one displayed at SEMA, and he'll also get a one-year lease of a new IS, $2,000 cash, and a trip to SEMA to see the car in real life, in addition to some DeviantART perks.
The second place design was drawn by Lucia Lee of Pasedena, California, while Guanghao Huang of Southfield, Michigan penned the third-place IS. These two won't be walking away empty handed, as each gets $1,500 and some DeviantART perks.
For more on the 2014 Lexus IS, see our first drive review and video