NEW 2009 TOYOTA VENZA TRANSFORMS INTO SPORTLUX BY STREET IMAGE FOR 2008 SEMA SHOW The new 2009 Toyota Venza underwent a unique transformation by Street Image resulting in the creation of the SportLux Venza performance show car. The Venza SportLux will be displayed at the Toyota exhibit throughout the 2008 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas from November 4-7. The conceptual vision of the Toyota SportLux Venza by the Street Image design team was centered on a vehicle which could be offered as a factory tuned model. Taking cues from European tuners, Street Image added an assortment of subtle, yet aggressive, body kit modifications including a six-piece lip kit enhancement, rear hatch spoiler, custom grille and integrated hood scoop. Its performance driven stance reflects the Toyota SportLux Venza’s substantial boost in power output. Among its many performance modifications are several components from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) including a supercharger kit. The SportLux Venza’s power surge is complemented with a height adjustable coil over tuned suspension and rides on Chrome Cognac No 20 Wheels measuring 24-inches and Toyo Proxy 4 performance tires. The massive wheels are controlled by 15-inch front and 13.6-inch rear TRD Big Brakes with forged calipers. Street Image added appropriate interior comfort and convenience modifications to the SportLux Venza including special Black & Burgundy leather seating. A state-of-the-art Eclipse entertainment system features a premium navigation system and includes front and rear video and high-powered audio. The overall effect gives passengers a refined sports car feel without sacrificing the utilitarian appeal of the Venza. TOYOTA VENZA SPORTLUX Designed by Street Image Exterior Modifications: • Six piece lip kit enhancement • Rear hatch spoiler • Integrated hood scoop • Flash window film • Custom grille • Mirror turn signals • Chrome Cognac No 20 wheels o Front 24" x 9.5” o Rear 24” x 10.0” • Toyo Proxy 4 performance tires o Front 255/30ZR24 o Rear 275/30ZR20 • Dual center exiting stainless steel exhaust Interior Modifications: • Seating in black and burgundy leather upholstery • Accent upholstery in black suede o Headliner and sun visors o Pillars • Steering wheel upholstered in black leather • Accent lighting • Color matched accents Engine and Bay Modifications: • TRD supercharger, oil filler cap and high pressure radiator cap • Cold air intake system • Hose Techniques silicone vacuum hose, couplers and t-bolt clamps • Color match accents • Polished accents pieces and hard lines • Optima D34/78 Yellow Top deep cycle battery • Counter sunk stainless steel metric hardware Suspension Modifications: • Height adjustable coil over suspension Brake Modifications: • TRD Big Brakes o Front 15” diameter o Rear 13.6” diameter • TRD forged calipers o Front 6 piston o Rear 4 piston • Braided stainless steel brake lines • Motul RBF 600 brake fluid In Car Entertainment: • Eclipse AVN6620 - In-dash navigation with 7” wide TFT display and dual DVD multi-source receiver x 1; SIR-ECL1 - Sirius Satellite Radio tuner x 1; MRE-700W - 7” wide screen monitors x 2; XA4200 - 1000 watt 4 channel class D amplifier with channel flex crossover x 1; ZA1200 - 1500 watt 1 channel class D subwoofer amplifier x 2; SC8355 5 ¼” component 3-way speaker system x 1; SC6500 6 ½” component 2-way speaker system x 1; and SW8000 10” dual coil subwoofer x 2 • Cascade APS90 continuous power supply • Headrest mounted monitors for rear passenger entertainment • Custom false floor subwoofer enclosure • Black suede trunk area upholstery[Toyota]
Not content to let the Venza AS V do the talking, we've got another SEMA-bound modified not-Camry-wagon in the Toyota Venza SportLux by Street Image. The car picks up where the AS V left off, hitting all the "factory tuned" street performance styling cues like giant wheels, two-tone paint, a body kit including a hood scoop, a suede interior with accompanying accent lighting and enough audio equipment to run a small concert hall. Thankfully, it's not just all show and no go, featuring a TRD supercharger under the hood, a coil-over suspension and big brakes. Wonder how many more Venzas they're planning to bring? Complete details below.