Toyota's In-House Tuner Gives Lexus LX 600 Some Attitude

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Want your Lexus to stand out from the crowd? Modellista has the answer...

Like the Toyota Land Cruiser on which it's based, the design of the full-size Lexus LX has always been evolutionary rather than revolutionary. While the all-new 2022 Lexus LX sports an entirely new, rather appealing design, there are similarities between it and the previous generation.

So, what do you do if you want to stand out from other LX 600 owners? You ask Toyota nicely, of course. The brand's little-known, in-house tuner Modellista will be able to fit your large Lexus with any number of accouterments, lending it an air of distinction.

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The changes aren't overtly obvious, but if you pay attention, you'll notice the more aggressive-looking front and rear bumpers. While the addition to the rear of the LX looks great, the front end - with its goatee-like spoiler - is less appealing.

21-inch alloys are the biggest you can go from the factory, but Modellista will fit a set of unique 22-inch forged aluminum alloys, in case the already-large factory alloys just won't do. Climbing up into a leviathan such as the LX600 is no mean feat, so the full-length running boards, finished in stainless steel, may come in handy. Not only practical, but they're also aesthetically pleasing with black lines seemingly flowing out of the door.

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While the tuning company doesn't offer interior or engine enhancements, that's no big thing, as the LX 600 wasn't exactly lacking in either department. Under the massive hood sits a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 which produces 409 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. This is sent to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The interior of the LX 600 is, in a word, sumptuous. Numerous leather options team nicely with myriad wood veneer choices, giving the sensation of old-shool luxury, underpinned by legendary durability and the latest tech. Pricing for the big Lexus starts at $86,900, although an Ultra Luxury trim level is available, at $126,000. Modellista hasn't revealed the pricing of the new trim, but we're sure if you can afford an LX to start with, a few grand extra isn't much of an ask.

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