Lexus unveiled their latest-generation LS flagship last year in Detroit, showing the world what a modern day luxury saloon looks like when it features a “uniquely Japanese identity and approach to luxury.”
Those were the words used by Lexus to describe the LS, which has these organic design lines that dominate not just the exterior, but the cabin as well. For better or worse, it makes the LS different than pretty much all of its direct rivals.
So what happens when you take the LS and its sleek, overly Japanese exterior and drop it onto a set of large HF-2 Satin Black custom wheels courtesy of Vossen. Well, seen as how this particular car is already black, you get an arguably menacing-looking saloon, one that also happens to have tinted windows as sort of the cherry on top of the Sundae.
According to Vossen, the HF-2s start off at $499 and can be had in two standard colors (Brushed Gloss Black, Tinted Matte Gunmetal) or nine custom colors (Gloss Black, Gloss Gold, Textured Bronze, Satin Black, Satin Silver, Anthracite, Satin Bronze, Gloss Silver, Matte Black).
Aesthetically, the wheel design is almost identical to that of the Vossen Forged Series 17 wheels (S17-01), which we already got to see on an Audi S5, as well as on that Ford GT with the Martini Livery.
As for just how menacing the Lexus LS 500 can be in a straight line, its 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 engine, good for 415 HP and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque, will accelerate you to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.5 seconds.