Tony Soprano & The Lexus LS 400


It’s always a blast seeing your favorite cars featured in TV and movies, and what what an appearance the Lexus LS 400 made in the first episode of the Sopranos (Warning: Contains coarse language and violence, viewer discretion advised):

I don’t even like my girlfriend driving my car, and she’s not in the habit of running people down. If you ask me, Christopher should have given Tony a pop in the jaw.

Lexus IS 250 Commercial: The Valet


There’s something about the sound in this Lexus IS 250 commercial that really commanded my attention, the overprocessed blues music, the paddleshift click, the breathlessness, it all comes together so well:

I wonder why the IS 250 and IS 350 have separate commercials, wouldn’t it make more sense to market them as a single model?

The Lexus IS-F 1/4 Mile Dyno Run


For the Taste of Lexus Evening Edition in Arcadia this past weekend, the IS-F was available for the public to test-drive — only catch was, it was on a dynamometer:

The exhaust note is smooth and powerful, and the shifting is practically seamless. No dyno results were shown, but one Club Lexus tester felt there were 450 horses under the hood.

This white IS-F has sure been put through its paces since arriving in North America, first on the Laguna Seca racetrack, then as a pace car at Concours, and has now been driven to death on the dyno.

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Lexus SC: 2nd Generation Body Kits


Tom’s SC50

Tom's SC50 Lexus SC 430 Body KitBody Kit Manufacturer: Tom’s Racing

Direct Link to Body Kit: Tom’s SC50

Individual Pieces: Front Bumper, Side Step, Rear Bumper, Rear Spoiler, Trunk Lid Spoiler, Roof Spoiler, Replacement Hood

Junction Produce Sports

Junction Produce Sports SC 430 Body KitBody Kit Manufacturer: Junction Produce

Direct Link to Body Kit: Junction Produce Sports

Individual Pieces: Front Half Spoiler, Side Step, Rear Half Spoiler

T’s Project LS 430

T's Project SC 430 Body KitBody Kit Manufacturer: T’s Project

Direct Link to Body Kit: T’s Project SC 430

Individual Pieces: Front Half Spoiler, Side Step, Rear Half Spoiler

Auto Couture Complete

Auto Couture Complete SC 430 Body KitBody Kit Manufacturer: Auto Couture

Direct Link to Body Kit: Auto Couture Complete

Individual Pieces: Front Spoiler, Rear Skirt

Wald International Executive Line

Wald International Executive Line SC 430 Body KitBody Kit Manufacturer: Wald International

Direct Link to Body Kit: Wald International Executive Line

Individual Pieces: Front Spoiler, Side Step, Rear Spoiler

Blitz Soarer UZZ40

Blitz Soarer UZZ40 SC 430 Body KitBody Kit Manufacturer: Blitz

Direct Link to Body Kit: Blitz Soarer UZZ40

Individual Pieces: Front Half Spoiler, Rear Half Spoiler, Grille

Lexon Exclusive

Lexon Exclusive SC 430 Body KitBody Kit Manufacturer: Lexon

Direct Link to Body Kit: Lexon Exclusive

Individual Pieces: Front Half Spoiler, Rear Roof Wing

Balsarini Soarer Type H

Balsarini Soarer Type H SC 430 Body KitBody Kit Manufacturer: Balsarini

Direct Link to Body Kit: Balsarini Soarer Type H

Individual Pieces: Front Half Spoiler

LX-Mode

LX-Mode SC 430 Body KitBody Kit Manufacturer: LX-Mode

Direct Link to Body Kit: LX-Mode

Individual Pieces: Front Half Spoiler

Job Design Completion

Job Design Completion SC 430 Body KitBody Kit Manufacturer: Job Design

Direct Link to Body Kit: Job Design Completion

Individual Pieces: Front Half Spoiler, Side Step, Rear Half Spoiler

Wise Square Behrman

Job Design Completion SC 430 Body KitBody Kit Manufacturer: Wise Square

Direct Link to Body Kit: Wise Square Behrman

Individual Pieces: Front Half Spoiler, Side Step, Rear Half Spoiler

Quest Power

Quest Power SC 430 Body KitBody Kit Manufacturer: Quest Power

Direct Link to Body Kit: Quest Power

Individual Pieces: Front Half Spoiler, Side Step, Rear Half Spoiler, Trunk Lid Wing

The Lexus Body Kit Series: SC 430


The Lexus Body Kit Series: SC 430

The next part of my Lexus Body Kit Series is up, this time for the SC 430.

For a car closing in on seven years of production, and a purported sports coupe at that, there’s surprisingly few body kits to choose from, and the kits that are available are low in options, with most consisting of a front spoiler, side step and rear spoiler.

With that said, there are some rather nice kits out there, I was particularly impressed with the T’s Project version: