Ventross is a new division set up by Vorsteiner specifically for Japanese performance cars

Ventross is a new division set up by Vorsteiner specifically for Japanese performance cars

Vorsteiner is an American tuning firm that until now has specialized in modifying German performance cars from the likes of BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Porsche. The company has now established a subdivision called Ventross that will be focused on Japanese models, and its first order of business was to develop a new aero kit for the 2009 Lexus IS-F.

The Ventross Lexus IS-F is modified with a sporty dry carbon fiber front chin spoiler. The spoiler features a center air channel that allows air to cool down the front brake system, while also increasing downforce. Meanwhile, the rear end of the vehicle features a lightweight dry carbon fiber boot lid with a built in spoiler that reduces the weight over the factory steel unit by up to 50%. Finally, an integrated carbon fiber rear diffuser complements the new bootlid, while also enhancing the factory stacked exhaust design. Also available in the Ventross package is a three-piece forged aluminum wheel set in 19 and 20in sizes.

According to Vorsteiner, all the aero parts are manufactured with a carbon fiber honeycomb matrix (CFHM) structure. This gives them superior stiffness, strength and durability compared to traditional hand laid carbon fiber and fiberglass materials.

While many of you will be familiar with Vorsteiner's work with European manufacturers, such as their take on the Porsche 911, the Mercedes CLK 63 AMG and the BMW M3, the new Ventross division will ensure that Japanese performance cars are given the same level of attention. In line with this, Ventross also plans to build a full carbon fiber bodykit and lightweight forged wheel package for the Nissan GT-R next year.