As we await the arrival of the Lexus LC F, a Japanese tuning company by the name of Artisan Spirits has gone ahead and developed an eye-catching bodykit for the LC 500 and LC 500h models.
Artisan Spirits has been messing about with cars for two decades and its expertise has been put on show with the customized LC.
While we can’t imagine the LC F looking quite this wild, we really like what the tuner has done in turning the LC from a refined-looking cruiser into an aggressive sports car that would turn as many heads as a Lamborghini.
The tuner’s modifications start at the front and include the fitment of a nice front splitter. Alternations then continue around the sides with extended arches and most significantly, a pair of huge rear wheel arches that give the Lexus a menacing stance not found on any of the carmaker’s other vehicles.
Styling changes are rounded off by a towering rear wing, new exhaust tips, and a sharp diffuser.
Artisan didn’t just stop with the vehicle’s exterior and have also worked their magic beneath the body. For example, there are enlarged Brembo brakes, new KW suspension, a roll cage, and Sparco race seats. Additionally, the LC500’s 5.0-liter V8 engine has been enlarged to 5.6-liters and now pumps out 518 hp compared to 470 hp of the regular car.
Top Gear reports that Artisan will work on various other Toyota and Lexus models in the future, including the Supra. If the tuner’s Supra looks as good as its LC, we might just have to move to Japan and buy one…