Vossen Wheels have just released new photos and videos of their modified Lexus IS F SPORT in LFA yellow, and Lexus Enthusiast forum administrator and Vossen marketing director Mike Forsythe is featured front-and-center for his role in the build:
Mike also wrote about the build process over at the Vossen Blog:
I have been a Lexus owner for 19 years, which in retrospect is older than most of the users on Instagram! I remember going to shows in a modified Lexus in the late 1990s. I remember being one of the first people to organize and create Lexus-centric meets back in Atlanta in the early 2000s—while modifying a Lexus was still in its infancy.
I wanted to draw some past/future relationships with our build, from the first generation IS 300 (offered in “Solar Yellow”) to the Lexus LFA, which was a bold and distinct exotic car that changed the direction of the company. I wanted the car to really pop with the new “Spindle Grille” and bold, aggressive body lines. It came down to Audi’s “Nardo Grey” and Lexus’ “LFA Pearl Yellow”. At this point the team entrusted me to take creative control of this build—or maybe they just gave in to my never-ending pressure!
(I’ve known Mike for a long time, and it’s no exaggeration to say this build was a labour of love for him. Working with Lexus officially was a huge moment for him, and he should be very proud of the end result.)