Japanese Lexus GS Packs Twin Turbo 2JZ-GTE Power

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Lexus Toyota Aristo

We’ve seen our share of 2JZ-swapped Lexus GS sedans. But this Toyota Aristo came that way from the factory!

There’s an old saying in the car enthusiast community that Japan gets all the good stuff. And while that’s not entirely true, our friends across the pond certainly have it made in many regards. They’ve long enjoyed the option to purchase much cooler versions of the rides we get here in the states. Like this Toyota Aristo we found in the Club Lexus Marketplace – a much more interesting version of our Lexus GS300.

Despite being mostly stock, there’s lots to love about this Japanese Lexus GS. Mostly what lies under the hood – the legendary twin-turbo 2JZ-GTE 3.0-liter inline-six. Which, coincidentally, makes this the only Toyota vehicle to be graced with this amazing engine outside of the MKIV Supra. We’ve seen our fair share of 2JZ-swapped GS sedans over the years, but this one is a factory original.

Lexus Toyota Aristo

Outside of the beast under the hood, the rest of this vintage Toyota is in pretty immaculate shape. Most of the paint is original, save for some touch up work out back. The body is reportedly rust-free, and there are just a couple of minor scratches here and there. The interior is likewise in pretty amazing condition save for a couple of burn marks in the seat. Darn smokers.

Lexus Toyota Aristo

The clean sedan features only a couple of upgrades, mostly a set of
Megan Racing EZ coilovers and those cool, old school Work Euroline wheels. A full array of maintenance was performed at the 81k mark, including a new timing belt, tensioner, crank/camshaft seals, spark plugs, valve cover gasket, accessory belts, water pump, and thermostat.

Lexus Toyota Aristo

This killer Aristo was imported to Canada back in 2009, and it’s still there today. According to the seller, it’s road legal here in the U.S. and he’s willing to assist with the transport. Which makes this extremely enticing ride quite the temptress! You can check out the entire sales ad by heading over here. But be forewarned – you’re probably going to want to buy it!

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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