Lexus LS500h By Artisan Spirits Is Worthy Of An ‘F’ Badge

One of the reasons for buying a Lexus LS500h instead of something from the German establishment is wanting to go for something much less common without sacrificing opulence or appearing ostentatious.

Sure, it may have a design slightly more eye-catching than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but the LS is still very understated and a car designed to offer occupants a comfortable ride with little fuss.

Nevertheless, Japanese tuning company Artisan Spirits recently turned their attention to the LS500h and outfitted the executive saloon with a number of edgy details that make it look a bit sportier. In fact, the finished product would be fitting of an F badge, though Lexus won’t roll out such a version of its limo.

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At the front, Artisan Spirits has affixed a subtle splitter painted in the same glistening shade of blue as the rest of the car’s exterior. This splitter may only be a very small touch, but it does give the LS an extra aggressive look. Elsewhere, we can see a set of silver wheels and a lowered suspension to give the car an eye-catching stance, as well as a bootlid lip and a subtle rear diffuser.

The LS500h is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 paired with two electric motors to deliver a combined 354 hp. Lexus says the large sedan can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in a very respectable 5.4 seconds and can run exclusively on electric power at speeds of up to 87 mph (140 km/h).

  • roy

    Stunning

  • no25

    I love the new LS! Especially the interior. The S Class will always be king of this class in my opinion, but I’d take the LS over it and the 7 Series and A8 any day. Bring on an LSF!

  • An Existing Person

    Love the look of this.

  • Bash

    There is also a countach in the back.

  • Ben

    I saw one of these just the other day parked next to my 4Runner. I know they’ve got a system that raises the vehicle for better step in height and lowers it while driving, but it was mighty tall. Still, I love the lines of it. I was worried that it was too curvy and might be mistaken for an Infiniti, but its clearly a Lexus in person.

  • No

  • Mynameis Taylor

    I live in Southern California and I RARELY see this car. For me, it’s a bit over-designed. It’s just not a timeless looking design.. kinda “gimmicky”

  • Σεκανα καιτο διαβα σες

    Looks like a stretched out Corolla. Fugly.

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