Lexus of North America has chosen Los Angeles-based tuner CEC (Claus Ettensberger Corporation) to create a trio of modified versions of its new 2012 LFA supercar, which will be delivered to three very lucky customers later this year.

With the Lexus LFA being such a finely tuned machine in its natural state, improving on it would be extremely difficult--something CEC is well aware of. As such, the planned modifications to the cars will be mostly cosmetic though CEC has managed to increase output of the stock 552 horsepower V-10 by 10 horsepower and cut gearbox shift times down to just 0.15 seconds. 

As for pricing, CEC is expecting its tuned LFAs to be the most expensive and rarest of all the LFA supercars that Lexus will manufacture. Considering pricing for a stock one will set you back more than $375,000, interested buyers could be looking at a pricetag of up around the half a million dollar mark for the CEC cars.

CEC is yet to build any of the cars but at a recent event held in L.A. the tuning firm showed off a bright yellow LFA wearing some of its lightweight forged wheels.

Interestingly, CEC founder Claus Ettensberger was reportedly the first person to receive a speeding ticket in the Lexus LFA, allegedly being clocked doing 91 mph in a 35 mph zone in August of last year.

[CEC via Autoblog]