Lexus factory tuner Modellista has announced a body kit for the new Lexus IS — here’s a look at the individual parts:
The whole kit is tastefully executed — pricing entirely in Japanese, but it appears the full kit will retail for ¥299,250 ($2,916 USD) and the 18-inch wheels will be ¥386,400 ($3,766 USD).
The Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA team of Akio Toyoda, Masahiko Kageyama, Hiroaki Ishiura & Kazuya Oshima finished 37th overall and second in the SP8 class at the 41st annual Nürburgring 24 Hour race in Germany this weekend.
It was a waterlogged event, with rain & fog causing the race to be delayed for almost 11 hours — this unexpected weather prevented the Gazoo team from gaining position on the leaders. The full race results can be seen on the ADAC website.
The Lexus Europe team was hard at work this weekend covering the event, and sent over these photos of the LFA in action:
While most of the modifications are subtle and suitable to the character of the IS, the rear bumper and its giant diffuser don’t match up very well with the Ultra White exterior color — the contrasting colors are a bit much.
Rune Berge Vik, the only Lexus LFA owner in Norway, was having a problem getting his supercar over a speed bump on the route to his home. Very sensibly, he asked the local municipality to remove it — here’s the kicker, his request was granted.
(If this is an example of bureaucracy in Norway, no wonder Norwegians are the happiest people in the world.)
Read more about Rune and his Lexus LFA (Translated)