Sumitomo is the owner of Five Axis – a vehicle customization shop in Huntington Beach, CA that specializes in doing work for large corporations. Their resume includes brands like Honda, Scion, Toyota and Lexus, and it’s the latter that asked them to put together the 2012 GS you see here for the 2011 SEMA Show.
The Five Axis team put together one of their trademarks - a clean tidy 30mm widebody conversions for the mighty GS. This included quarter panel and door flares that blends seamlessly into the factory sheet metal, a new front bumper with integrated winglets, a rear bumper with am integrated diffuser and a custom rear spoiler. The panels were created using CAD software and referenced to the factory provided engineering data. This allowed molds to be CNC milled before Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic parts were created. The completed body work was shot in Glacier White paint with Slate Grey accents along the bottom.
Five Axis swapped in a massive set of Stoptech brakes with the front rotors measuring at 380mm and the rears at 355mm. Six and four piston calipers fed by braided steel lines clamp the massive discs. For wheels, a set of FIVE:AD S5:F 20-inchers does the deed. Up front the wheels are 9.5 inches in width and the rears are 10.5inches. They are wrapped in sticky Yokohama Advan sport rubber 245/35 ZR20 in at the nose and 285/30 ZR20 at the tail.
The work in the interior started with the running of Scosche interconnects, power and speaker wires. The Five Axis crew then fabricated a home for Pioneer’s ultra high-end Stage 4 system starting with PioneerDEX-P99RS CD Receiver in the storage pocket at the front edge of the center console. This Motorized panel rises to expose the face of the deck when the key is turned on. Signals from the P99RS feed a pair of matching Stage 4 amplifiers. A PRS-A900 4-channel takes care of the car’s front stage with 50 Watts of power per channel.
The trunk is a secondary focal point of the vehicle. In the center is a motorized amp rack that extends out of the trunk to bring the pair of amplifiers into view. The shape of the amp rack closely mimics the vehicle’s new front bumper and grill section which is decidedly aggressive. Flanking the amp rack are the 10-inch subs, one on each side of the trunk. Each is home to its own sealed enclosure that has been finished to match the new floor panel.