Xbox 360 Game is Virtual Hit in Lexus IS 250 MT
A heavily modified 2006 Lexus IS 250MT was one of the stars in the K&N
Engineering SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) 2006 booth.
A team from K&N worked around the clock to get the Lexus ready for the Las
Vegas, Nevada show. Only 5 of the IS 250MT’s were available for the entire
country from Lexus. K&N put together a concept proposal and submitted it with
success. K&N was selected to receive one of the vehicles.
2006 Lexus IS 250MT Xbox
K&N's modified Lexus IS 250MT
K&N's James Yim at SEMA
“We only had 5 weeks to complete the entire vehicle,” said K&N Sport
Compact Division Manager James Yim. “Our design focused heavily on audio. The
entire audio mechanism in the Lexus was built by the machine building team at
K&N. We worked with EA sports in conjunction with the release of the new Xbox
360 game Need for Speed Carbon.”
Adam Stadler of K&N tests demo game at SEMA
There were 5 LCD screens, 4 Eclipse audio amps, 2 sets of component speakers, 2
ten inch sub woofers, dvd navigation and dual Xboxes.
“Of the 5 screens, two were in the visor; one on each side, one was in the dash,
one was roof mounted in the back seat drop down and there was one in the trunk,”
said K&N IT Technician Anthony Pasimio. “We worked on the audio system for
nearly five weeks. When we were three days away from SEMA we worked around the
Cesar Torres, K&N’s IT Maintenance Technician, also worked on the audio wiring.
“There were a lot of late nights,” he said. “I really liked the way the car was
Pasimio and Torres attended SEMA and were able to see the car in the K&N booth.
“I drove the car from the Las Vegas Hilton to the Las Vegas Convention Center,”
said Pasimio. “People were stopping us on the street and telling us how cool the
car looked. When we played the game in the K&N Booth we were asked to turn the
sound down. It sounded great.”
Torres and Pasimio said it was a great opportunity to be able to work on the car
and a good learning experience. “It was mentally and physically challenging,”
said Pasimio. “There was custom fabrication involved with the amp racks and
custom speaker enclosures.”
The crowd at SEMA was able to play the game. People were trying to break lap
times during the day.
SEMA displays more than 500 of the best cars from around the country. It is a
highly competitive venue and K&N’s concept went way beyond the shell of the car
directly into the internal mechanisms.
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