Since our Lexus LS400 and GS300 were originally featured on CarsxHype a year ago, both cars have been through a lot of changes. So we decided to do a double update. Special thanks to Otis Blank and CarsxHype!
Almost exactly one year ago, we had the pleasure of meeting Tomi and Tuukka from Tuning FI magazine from Finland. They saw our LS400 in Las Vegas at the SEMA Show and they asked us if they could shoot it for their magazine. The issue came out and Tuning FI was kind enough to send us some copies. Big shoutout to them and a big thanks for the feature! We also want to take this opportunity to thank our sponsor for their support!
When Ed was in them market for air suspension, he knew he wanted the best so he chose Airrunner TC-5. This controls dampening adjustment from inside the cabin through the digital controller. Now you can control dampening stiffness as well as car height at the tip of your fingers.
Ed then decided on 19″ Work Schwert SC2 wheels in the black polish. We aren’t quite sure what else he has in store for his IS, but whatever it is, we can’t wait!
We got the opportunity to get a close look at the Lexus LFA earlier this year. We learned a lot about the car and the engineering behind it. We were told that for a supercar, the LFA is comfortable and easy to drive. It is a car you can daily drive and not feel like you are driving a high performance vehicle that blasts through a Nurburgring lap in 7:14. But talking to those who have first hand experience in driving the LFA, they all agree that if you hit the downshift paddle and push the gas pedal to wide open throttle, the engine comes alive and screams to the 9,000 RPM redline. They said that the engine response is incredible and exhaust note is similar to that of an F1 car. This just gives you a glimpse into the kind of engineering that went into creating the LFA.
Lexus LFA LCD gauges. Feel likes a video game because you can toggle through the different gauges. But the real reason for LCD is because the engine response is too fast for the traditional needle gauge.
Ready for take off!
The Aimgain VIP GT ‘Grand Touring’ bodykit is the latest and most aggressive LS460 / 600h kit in their lineup. Typically, the majority of Aimgain’s kits have been very simple and clean. But this kit is more aggressive without being over the top in our opinion. Not to mention, the demo car also features an HKS supercharger kit to top it all off. The exterior is finished off with the black paint, the perfect color for an LS460 this aggressive.
Notice the LED fogs and day time running lights.
Got to love the intercooler peeking through the front bumper opening.
We really like the look of this rear trunk spoiler.
Very clean engine bay with the HKS supercharger poking through the factory covers.