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Lorinser's  Lexus LS 460

By Jay Williams - 17/June/2009

Lorinser Lexus LS 460
Lorinser's Lexus LS 460

Lorinser Lexus LS 460
The Lexus LS 460 comes with a 
4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 284kW (381hp)

Lorinser Lexus LS 460
The new side skirts make
a substantial difference

Winnenden, Germany March 1, 1930, master auto mechanic Erwin Lorinser founded an independent motor vehicle garage. In 1974, Erwin Lorinser passed his constantly growing company on to his son Manfred and made him general manager.

Since 2006 as a member of the second Lorinser generation, Marcus Lorinser has been in charge of running the company and continuing its success.

Lorinser are best known for their customisation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The company has customised and modified every modern  Mercedes, from the A-Class to the M-Class and even the R-Class.

Two years ago, the German company even tried their hand at the Smart Car.

Now, for the first time in Lorinser's long history of customising cars, they have set their sights on a  Japanese model.

Even though the company has various dealerships in 42 countries around the world, its key sales markets are Europe, USA, China and Japan. Keeping in mind that China and Japan are two of its key markets, its surprising the Lorinser haven't chosen an Asian model before now.

The Lorinser Lexus LS 460 has a new body-kit that is meant to give the five-meter long car an “elegant bodywork that exudes confidence."

The engineers over at Lorinser have given the front bumper a new spoiler that features new round fog lights. The new front bumper also appears to be a bit more squared off than the standard model, giving the car a more regal look.

Lorinser's  Lexus LS 460 also gains some new side skirts that have a dynamic verve that go directly back into the door joint. The new side skirts make a substantial difference, they aren't too wild, but do give the vehicle a certain subtle aggressiveness.

Moving to the rear of the vehicle the modifications are a little more noticeable. Although Lorinser has kept the Lexus LS 460's rear lights standard, the first noticeable modification is the addition of a rear boot lip spoiler and new rear bumper.

The rear bumper shows sporty characteristics, featuring a race-inspired grille filled with mesh and a quad-tipped dual exhaust.

The package also comes with some custom made light weight alloy-wheels.

It appears that most of the modifications are made to the exterior. The Lexus LS 460  has a relatively unchanged 0-100 km/h time of 5.7 seconds and a 4.6-liter V8 engine that produces 284kW (381hp).

Lorinser have not yet posted details of it's Lexus LS 460, but we should see this package available some time soon.

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