JonJon's Sick VIP-Style IS

 
 
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vip-lexus-is-front.jpgFirst off, I find the origins of VIP-style cars hilarious. The story goes that Yakuza members began to fear that their preferred rides--giant, black German luxury sedans--made their presence too obvious. So to keep a low profile, the tattooed, missing finger set began rolling in JDM machines modified with touches like big wheels, body kits and uber-lux interior touches, hence the "VIP" name. The humor, of course, comes from the fact that after you get done modifying a ride in said fashion, you're just as obvious as you'd be in an S-Class. Bravo, gentlemen! That said, I've seen some incredible VIP builds over the years, and I was super impressed with JonJon's wicked IS. The interior is obviously pimped to the max--check out the contrasting quilted inserts on the seats and door panels--and the engine bay looks like a candy store of go-fast goodies with a supercharger perched on top. But my favorite part of the build are the six-piston, neo-chrome BBK brake calipers. Talk about trick!

vip-lexus-is-engine-bay.jpgvip-lexus-is-front-2.jpgI can't wait to see what he does next! Head over to the Forum to check out a bunch more pics of JonJon's VIP masterpiece.
 
 
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