RE: Lexus LC500 by Liberty Walk

RE: Lexus LC500 by Liberty Walk

Tuesday 2nd January

Lexus LC500 by Liberty Walk

Is the LC500 bold enough already? Liberty Walk is certainly making its stance clear...



Love it or loathe it, the current Lexus styling direction is certainly distinctive. Also firmly entrenched in the automotive Marmite category is Liberty Walk; it's hard to be impassive about either, the work of both so completely and defiantly bold.

And here's what happens when you combine the two, Liberty Walk's latest creations being based on the Lexus LC500. Yes, that's creations plural, because not one but two wide-body kits are on offer from LW for the LC; after all, why limit yourself to just one bonkers coupe?

They don't look terribly different from here, though. You've got rivets, you've got a ducktail, you've got camber - they're Liberty Walk cars, no doubt. The main difference between the two according to the website - aside from the significant price difference - comes in the spoilers, but even those look remarkably similar. Perhaps there are more details to follow in time.


As with previous Liberty Walk upgrades, the bodykits can be purchased in fibreglass or CFRP and as individual components. So if you just wanted the ducktail, for example, it's available from $2,000... The first complete kit starts at $13,380, the second at $15,650 - the carbon equivalents are $16,740 and $19,440 respectively.

Neither is a bargain then, but what were you expecting from Liberty Walk? The car is £90K to start with as well. Don't forget to add a few thousand more for air ride too. And perhaps another set of wheels. Still, for making an impact wherever you go, there can't be many more guaranteed ways to do so than with a Liberty Walk Lexus LC. Just leave the stickers off, OK?



[Sources: Motor Trend, Liberty Walk]

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Quickmoose

Original Poster:

3,729 posts

54 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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When they say there are two kits....is it one in GRP and one in CFRP?

Liberty walk... a guilty pleasure for me... getmecoat

RemyMartin81D

4,016 posts

136 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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Liberty wk by name liberty wk by nature.

At least they are consistent.

sideways sid

937 posts

146 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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Man maths in reverse?

Spend several thousand dollars to turn your £90k car into a £9k car!

Mark-C

2,581 posts

136 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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Any chance we can have less of this stuff in 2018? Cheers beer

Resolutionary

730 posts

102 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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I can sense this will go down like a lead balloon here. Still, it's more for the 'wikkid bruv' lot than the 'MX5 / 335D is god' lot.

(Tongue firmly in cheek).
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R8Steve

3,612 posts

106 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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I've always liked liberty walk stuff i must admit getmecoat

MDMetal

1,008 posts

79 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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I enjoyed the rare examples some of the early ferrari's etc but it's now got to be common place muck, the number of rocket bunny body kits for sale on ebay and every chav riveting bits of metal on to their cars has turned it sour for me.

Also there was something interesting in taking a very elegantly beautiful car and applying this styling, the Lexus is already aggressively styled, adding more doesn't improve it.

Audemars

355 posts

29 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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Completely classless.

Do people actually buy these products?


sleepera6

4,026 posts

28 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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It looks horrid in a guilty liking way.

The original car is better though.

TooMany2cvs

26,003 posts

57 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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Audemars said:
Completely classless.

Do people actually buy these products?
They probably don't even start to actually build one until somebody does. Those pics are photoshoppery.

F.C.

3,860 posts

139 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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OMG could they make it any less ugly? whay a waste of time and money.
Spells Halfrauds to me only Halfrauds would be cheaper quicker.

Ultrafunkula

465 posts

36 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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I like that, very jet fighter. Would not want to own or drive it though, its more of an exhibit than a car.

hondansx

3,143 posts

156 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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MDMetal said:
I enjoyed the rare examples some of the early ferrari's etc but it's now got to be common place muck, the number of rocket bunny body kits for sale on ebay and every chav riveting bits of metal on to their cars has turned it sour for me.

Also there was something interesting in taking a very elegantly beautiful car and applying this styling, the Lexus is already aggressively styled, adding more doesn't improve it.
This. Familiarity breeds contempt - too many copycats has undermined the whole look, originality etc.

Prinny

893 posts

30 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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Mark-C said:
Any chance we can have less of this stuff in 2018? Cheers beer
This, x100. (though sorry Mark if I then take it elsewhere)

I can say that I never use the front page, only the forums/classifieds, I suspect I’m not alone in that by a long shot. I clicked on this only to affirm my existing predjudices (that LW make stuff I don’t like) - fair enough, they have a factory ‘style’, it’s just not my cup-of-tea.

What I object to is the weak justification of it even being worth an article. What’s the difference between the two kits? Why even publish if you don’t know?

If one posesses all the facts, then detractors can only take issue with the ‘stance’ wink of the article in question, i.e. I could click on the article, not like the LW content, and leave. If you’re missing out pertinent information however, then you deserve to be called out on it.

I want PH to give me insights & nuances, not regurgitated marketing spiel. Look at the EVO thread, there’s a lot of similar people out there.

For 2018 can we do ‘better’, please?

oldtimer2

628 posts

64 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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The unmistakable sign of a civilisation in decline.

dudleybloke

14,273 posts

117 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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Needs a set of furry dice.

F1GTRUeno

3,659 posts

149 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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oldtimer2 said:
The unmistakable sign of a civilisation in decline.
oh fk off

Loyly

16,163 posts

90 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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That lools fking crap.

James Junior

733 posts

88 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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Saw the Liberty Walk Ferrari 488 at the Geneva Motor Show last April.

It made me sad to see such a finely honed performance car reduced to a sagging useless mess covered in bolt on tat.

Absolutely awful.

Havard22

12 posts

93 months

Tuesday 2nd January
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Expensive way to ruin and an expensive car...!!