Let me introduce you to Takumi Tanida and his LHD Lexus GS430 (UZS190)
I first saw this car in an issue of banzai last year and instantly wanted to see more of it. Then one day while browsing through instagram I found a rolling shot picture in Japan
I happened to post that picture from banzai on instagram and Takumi asked where he could get a copy of the magazine.
I got the impression that takumi was surprised that his car made it in to a foreign magazine. The power of social media has made the world that little bit smaller.
This GS has also made its way on a full feature in japans only dedicated VIP car culture magazine VIPSTYLE and also won best VIP at Wekfest Japan 2015.
I personally think this one of the nicest 3GS in Japan with a full 3 piece AIMGAIN body kit blended in to the custom front and rear widened arches carried out by Garage-sp and a beautifully custom titanium exhaust system made by J-wolf to let out that V8 roar from the 3uz.
Now we at minty.fresh frown on air bags, even though the majority of vip builds in Japan are static, air is getting more and more popular. So it was a nice surprise to hear Takumi has opted for a set of custom Garage magical coilovers to get him extra sitting low on 19×9.5 and 19×11 NKB cup3
Inside them sit 6 pot front callipers from a lexus IS-F with 360mm front discs and 2 pot 345mm at the rear.
3UZ V8 4300cc
MetalWork OverFender :GARAGE-SP(Custom-made)
F.S.R FullBumper AIMGAIN :GARAGE-SP(Custom-made)
LEXUS IS-F brembo F:6pot R:2pot :CARVEK #GUNKOTE(Custom-made)
Biot Gout F:360mm R:345mm :CARVEK #GUNKOTE(Custom-made)
NKB CUP3 19inch rebarrel SEIKEN&SSR