Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > LS Models > LS400
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

anyone seen a GT style LS?

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-11-13, 10:34 AM   #1
OKSTANCE
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
OKSTANCE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: ok
Posts: 642
Lightbulb anyone seen a GT style LS?

this is the closest ive seen to what it would look like..

Click the image to open in full size.

http://www.speedhunters.com/2008/08/...zx100_mark_ii/
i know the potential for flaming is huge since GT is kinda anti-vip IE luxury but first gens would look pretty sick
with this styling IMO like others have done with cars like STI, EVO, ISxxx, etc for track use

diffuser, spats, gutted, bucket seats, harnesses, gt wing that isnt HUGE etc

i know a few guys drift their LS but usually just look busted and neglected
jw if anyone has seen this done in a clean and aggressive fashion yet on a UCF1x

and ill just post this for everyone who think its dumb/ugly to get it out of the way


and more pics for those unfimiliar:
Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!

Last edited by OKSTANCE; 05-11-13 at 10:41 AM..
OKSTANCE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-13, 12:47 PM   #2
PureDrifter
BahHumBug
Trader Score: (10)
 
PureDrifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: California
Posts: 22,830
PureDrifter
Send a message via AIM to PureDrifter
Default

the LS has NEVER had any sporting pretensions, that's why you've never seen one.

The only one i remember seeing was a 1LS with a huge wing (it was bright yellow...) that was more of an overly exaggerated VIP take on a circuit car.

The LS can be improved, but adding in diffusers and wings and all that without ensuring they work properly (ie-tunnel time) is just pointless and silly.
__________________
1. Black on Black 1999 LS400 PM-spec
-Maya-Megan-Magnaflow-LSportline-Xenondepot-PPE Engineering-Duce-Platinum VIP-Figs Engineering-R1Concepts-
2. Black 2001 MR2 Spyder -#muchroadster-
3. Black 2004 IS300 -Manaray-HKS-Eibach-Kumho-
4. Ebony Teal 1995 LS400 11-8-06
PureDrifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-13, 01:19 PM   #3
JustADream
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PureDrifter View Post
The LS can be improved, but adding in diffusers and wings and all that without ensuring they work properly (ie-tunnel time) is just pointless and silly.
Do you think a single car posted above has spent time in a wind tunnel? I very highly doubt it.
JustADream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-13, 02:56 PM   #4
PureDrifter
BahHumBug
Trader Score: (10)
 
PureDrifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: California
Posts: 22,830
PureDrifter
Send a message via AIM to PureDrifter
Default

all the top manufacturers actually do test their kits. Vertex, voltex, cyber, top secret, Mine's, TTE (defunct), etc... all do, hence their cost.
__________________
1. Black on Black 1999 LS400 PM-spec
-Maya-Megan-Magnaflow-LSportline-Xenondepot-PPE Engineering-Duce-Platinum VIP-Figs Engineering-R1Concepts-
2. Black 2001 MR2 Spyder -#muchroadster-
3. Black 2004 IS300 -Manaray-HKS-Eibach-Kumho-
4. Ebony Teal 1995 LS400 11-8-06
PureDrifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-13, 03:26 PM   #5
JustADream
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PureDrifter View Post
all the top manufacturers actually do test their kits. Vertex, voltex, cyber, top secret, Mine's, TTE (defunct), etc... all do, hence their cost.
Vertex certainly doesnt or at least didnt in its early years especially considering Ueno lived out of his shop and was fed by friends. The only proof i can find of any of these shops doing any sort of wind tunnel testing is on their specific competition cars. Besides we are talking about doing this more so for the looks than anything. Remember this is getting bolted on to a car which would need extensive work to have any real performance gains.
JustADream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-13, 03:28 PM   #6
YoshiMan
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
YoshiMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 764
Send a message via AIM to YoshiMan
Default

The Cressidas never were never meant to be particularly sporty, but its a cheap RWD Toyota platform so people flock to them naturally.

I think the thing about the LS400 that discourages people from using them in competion the fact that the cost of parts is somewhat horrendous compared to other vehicles of it's type.
__________________
89' Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 - 95' Lexus LS400
04' Lexus GX470 - 05' Toyota Corolla LE 5-speed
75' Cadillac Coupe DeVille 500ci
YoshiMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-13, 03:57 PM   #7
PureDrifter
BahHumBug
Trader Score: (10)
 
PureDrifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: California
Posts: 22,830
PureDrifter
Send a message via AIM to PureDrifter
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YoshiMan View Post
The Cressidas never were never meant to be particularly sporty, but its a cheap RWD Toyota platform so people flock to them naturally.

I think the thing about the LS400 that discourages people from using them in competion the fact that the cost of parts is somewhat horrendous compared to other vehicles of it's type.
cressidas can bolt on a lot oof crap from mk3 supras, including the trans and the 7mgte.

Also the cressida is WAYYYY lighter than an LS400. Roughly 250-450lbs lighter depending on the gens you're comparing...
__________________
1. Black on Black 1999 LS400 PM-spec
-Maya-Megan-Magnaflow-LSportline-Xenondepot-PPE Engineering-Duce-Platinum VIP-Figs Engineering-R1Concepts-
2. Black 2001 MR2 Spyder -#muchroadster-
3. Black 2004 IS300 -Manaray-HKS-Eibach-Kumho-
4. Ebony Teal 1995 LS400 11-8-06
PureDrifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-13, 07:47 PM   #8
YoshiMan
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
YoshiMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 764
Send a message via AIM to YoshiMan
Default

True.... I guess comparing the two cars is like apples and oranges... the LS400 is significantly more complicated in its design.
__________________
89' Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 - 95' Lexus LS400
04' Lexus GX470 - 05' Toyota Corolla LE 5-speed
75' Cadillac Coupe DeVille 500ci
YoshiMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-13, 01:27 AM   #9
SuicidnS13
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (2)
 
SuicidnS13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NV
Posts: 537
Default

I just recently found a twin turbo ucf 21 on IG... It was sick... Im trying to find it now,
__________________
BX | PHOTO - Hellaflush | JustStance | VIPdout.com
00 LS400 - Dropped | Fitted | LOUD
SuicidnS13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-13, 01:50 AM   #10
jadu
OLLO
Trader Score: (39)
 
jadu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: CALI
Posts: 10,206
jadu jadu jadu
Send a message via ICQ to jadu
Default

was hoping it was widebodied too
__________________


RIP Jaynelle imu
jadu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-13, 01:50 PM   #11
Sc0pe
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (1)
 
Sc0pe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 836
pcheriyan007
Default

The route I'm heading with my car (exterior-wise) could be considered a mild interpretation of GT-Style. Sporty wheels, low stance, aggressive aero and one of those cool side banners. Refer to the picture below to get a better idea:
Click the image to open in full size.

Also, did somebody say yellow widebody?
Click the image to open in full size.

Personally, I think it (the yellow widebody) looks cool but it could only really be pulled off if you're going all the way (e.g. racing seats, roll cage, built motor, etc.)
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikes7ke View Post
I read the title and thought you were dreaming of PureDrifter.
Quote:
Originally Posted by dengman View Post
I jb welded my nipple

Last edited by Sc0pe; 05-12-13 at 01:57 PM..
Sc0pe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-13, 02:06 PM   #12
ssrfenton
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: MI
Posts: 27
Default GT vs Race

I think the LS400/430 body style/size would suit a GT if it lost a few pounds and all suspension changed. But the focus is on Grand Touring..ie Speed with handling not Race like but street like. Plus you get a great car. HP and Gearing are too much to ask for the cost benefit but its not my money. 500HP would be cool.
ssrfenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-13, 03:15 PM   #13
PureDrifter
BahHumBug
Trader Score: (10)
 
PureDrifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: California
Posts: 22,830
PureDrifter
Send a message via AIM to PureDrifter
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sc0pe View Post
Click the image to open in full size.
I....I MUST FIND THIS KIT.

Details will be rewarded.
__________________
1. Black on Black 1999 LS400 PM-spec
-Maya-Megan-Magnaflow-LSportline-Xenondepot-PPE Engineering-Duce-Platinum VIP-Figs Engineering-R1Concepts-
2. Black 2001 MR2 Spyder -#muchroadster-
3. Black 2004 IS300 -Manaray-HKS-Eibach-Kumho-
4. Ebony Teal 1995 LS400 11-8-06
PureDrifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-13, 07:12 PM   #14
sleepywgn
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 395
Default

Reward me then! Its a one off kit!
sleepywgn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-13, 11:58 PM   #15
PureDrifter
BahHumBug
Trader Score: (10)
 
PureDrifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: California
Posts: 22,830
PureDrifter
Send a message via AIM to PureDrifter
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sleepywgn View Post
Reward me then! Its a one off kit!
NOOOOOoooo....
Click the image to open in full size.


As promised, your reward.
Click the image to open in full size.

More rewards for more pics of that kit, or link to details (english or otherwise).
Thanks Sleepy
__________________
1. Black on Black 1999 LS400 PM-spec
-Maya-Megan-Magnaflow-LSportline-Xenondepot-PPE Engineering-Duce-Platinum VIP-Figs Engineering-R1Concepts-
2. Black 2001 MR2 Spyder -#muchroadster-
3. Black 2004 IS300 -Manaray-HKS-Eibach-Kumho-
4. Ebony Teal 1995 LS400 11-8-06
PureDrifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-13, 11:58 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Stillen Supercharged G37 Featured by SpeedHunters Diego@Vossen Club Lexus Vendor Product Announcements 0 09-02-14 08:40 AM
The Speedhunters view on the Lexon Japan Lexus GS on Vossen VFS-2 Diego@Vossen Club Lexus Vendor Product Announcements 0 06-05-14 09:10 AM
RHD 2JZ IS350?.. why not. Vroomin350 IS - Second Generation 21 09-22-12 05:48 AM
SC Concept at the US Toyota Museum Tabaka SC 400/300 32 05-11-12 02:47 PM
2009 Nissan GT-R Transformers Toy Gojirra99 Car Chat 12 08-07-08 10:21 AM


Tags
400, body, bunny, celsior, clublexus, frs, gt, kit, lexus, ls400, lx570, rocket, scion, speedhunters, style, toyota, vip

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:15 PM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info