The fourth-generation Lexus LX, higher generally known as the more costly and embellished model of the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 was launched about the identical time as its junior however didn’t get fairly as a lot consideration. Toyota in-house tuner Modellista have given the premium Japanese behemoth a gentle exterior makeover to get it the eye it ought to!
The hefty LX is supplied with a twin-turbocharged 3,5-litre V6 that makes 304 kW and 650 Nm of torque. Whilst you in all probability wouldn’t be shocked to be taught that this powertrain is shared with the Land Cruiser 300 however the successful 2022 Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+ too, which additionally employs the identical engine though tuned to have barely extra energy we expect.
Wanting past the differing entrance and rear facades of the LX, it’s nearly a carbon copy of its Toyota SUV counterpart albeit adorned with each conceivable nicety a barge of this dimension ought to have. It’s weight loss plan from the earlier era has additionally shed round 200kg which makes it a tad extra nimble off the overwhelmed path.
Though with the Modellista equipment protruding additional than regular from all extremities of the car, you in all probability wouldn’t wish to take it anyplace too daring. The total equipment contains color coded entrance and rear decrease valances which give a sportier stance and tie the entrance finish into the remainder of the big and imposing grille which in any other case seems to be austere. The distinction earlier than and after the entrance valance is put in is stark however issues are much less extreme on the rear with the identical therapy putting rear valence slightly below the diffuser and faux exhaust pipes giving it a extra aggressive enchantment.
The facet profile will get full-length stainless-steel working board plates whereas 22” cast aluminium wheels spherical up the total LX Modellista expertise. Nothing has been talked about for inside upgrades of the land yacht nor for engine efficiency, however tuning corporations are more likely to tinker with the powertrain and get numbers just a little nearer to that of the GR DKR Hilux T1+ at a later stage.