Saturday, August 29, 2015

Should a LX F be in Our Future?

Do you think that Lexus should make a high-performance version of the LX 570? Photochopper X-Tomi believes so, and has rendered an Ultrasonic Blue LX F to prove his point.

The idea of an LX F is an appealing one — replace the slatted grille with the F-pattern mesh, add some fender vents, drop in the 450 horsepower supercharged 5.7L V8 engine from the limited edition LX offered in the Middle East, and DONE.

And yet, here’s the thing — the new LX 570’s design is already turned all the way up. Some subtle adjustments like the recently announced Modellista kit may work out, but the changes needed to make an LX F would push this design right over the edge. Better to skip the exterior modifications and just offer a supercharged LX as an option in North America (although, we would love to sport this ultrasonic blue LX around town, wouldn't you?).