Best of SEMA 2013 — Lexus IS350 F Sport Widebody by DeviantART Is Sexy Engineering Co**Tease Tom Burkart March 1, 2014 Best of 2013 Awards, Concept Cars, Future Cars / Rumors / Renderings, Hall of Fame, LATEST NEWS, NEW CARS, New Tech, Racing, Sports Cars, Wallpapers Oh widebody cars, why do you rule my heart and head(s)?Widebodies are amazingly-attractive for a number of reasons:— they allow a massive change in vehicle proportions— there are almost no limits to how wide is too-wide— their grip principles are grounded in racing conversions, adding authenticity to street cars But oh widebodies — why are most of you so utterly un-functional as to actually impair performance? Poorly-created and designed widebody conversions add hundreds of pounds exactly where a race driver would never put it: on the outermost corners of the vehicle. Widebody styling — when done without regard for engineering principles — dramatically hurts aerodynamic smoothness and can make a car’s exhaustive OEM aero testing a thing of the past.With an 800HP V8 for a race series that might have a theoretical 150MPH top speed cap, who cares about aero?The power is easily enough to overcome aero problems.BUT… What if…?What if a widebody could be so lightweight and aero-optimzied as to improve performance with zero downsides? Would that not be the coolest idea ever?DeviantART agrees — with this chopped and louvered widebody actually enhancing aero performance while doubling the max tire footprint and grip. The cut-outs in the back of the fenders reduce any fender-well air pressure, helping brake cooling and overall performance.On side benefit of this engineering-led approach to wide customs? It looks amazing — and many of the engineer-based ideas from the DeviantART car are present on the new RC F Sport and RC GT3 Concept.Best of SEMA 2013? the Lexus IS350 F Sport by DeviantART.