The German tuning house Sportservice Lorinser more often than not finds itself tailoring suits for Mercedes Benz models, but today they are trying a slightly different exercise, one with a little more VIP flare. The Lexus LS 460 is a far cry from the S Class luxury limousines that traditionally find themselves in Lorinser’s garage. No matter what the vehicle, Sportservice Lorinser is up to any task and is capable of getting the most out of any standard design.
Their upgrades to the LS consist mainly of aerodynamic treatments like a redesigned front spoiler and race inspired grill, Lorinser rear wing and new rear apron that frame the new double exhaust tips perfectly. The crown jewels of the Sportservice Lorinser LS 460 are the company’s signature lightweight alloys. The aero kit not only makes the LS look like more of a sports sedan, but it also gives the Japanese luxury car even more style.
For the most part, owners looking to modify their luxury sedans are all about the image being portrayed by their vehicle’s exterior. So for now, Lorinser has decided to leave the 4.6 Liter V8 alone. The factory rated 381 HP are more than enough to take the Sportservice Lorinser from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.7 seconds. However this will not be the first and last time that the German tuners have a go at the Lexus LS, there will certainly be more to come from Lorinser for this Japanese vehicle in the near future.
Press release after the jump.
Eating "Spätzle" or "Maultaschen" with chopsticks? Unthinkable! The Swabian art of tuning, on the other hand, suits Japanese car building perfectly, as the latest design from Sportservice Lorinser proves. For the first time the designers, who normally make extravagant tailor-made clothing for Mercedes vehicles, ventured to work on an Asian.
The Lexus LS460 is a dynamic vehicle - after all, this five-metre flagship has a floor area equivalent to six Tata mi mats and thereby as much as an average Japanese room. Thanks to a refined aerodynamic package from Sportservice Lorinser, the elegant bodywork exudes confidence. The front apron with the spoiler gives the countenance elegant corners and edges and together with the round fog lights makes it a face in the crowd. On the sides the LS460 shows its muscles thanks to the Lorinser side sills: with dynamic verve they go directly back into the door joint.
The expressive rear is as far from insignificant thinking as the Lorinser company headquarters are from Fujiyama. All the components however, show the bold harmonic understanding of the designer. Emphasis is placed on the one hand on the decent Lorinser rear wing on the boot lid, and on the other hand the hot-blooded rear apron. This does not just accommodate an arched air inlet with a sporty race grill, but also two characteristic double exhaust end tips, which sparkle aggressively in the sun.
And the heavy cavalry at the other end of the exhaust unit is ready to go at any time. The V8 has 381 horsepower (280 kW) at its command, which catapults the car from 0 to 100 in 5.7 seconds. All in all it’s a harmonious recipe, which receives its crowning jewel in the form of the attractive light-alloy wheels from Lorinser. More creations should soon follow Lorinser’s first Lexus menu. At the on-site restaurant Mille Miglia, however, guests need not worry about having to eat "Spätzle" with chopsticks in the future.