Car Feature>> Junction Produce Lexus Ls460

Following on from the two Mercedes Benz S-Classes we saw the other day I wanted to take a look at a couple of more rides from Junction Produce. A true VIP car, "or "bippu" if you are going to pronounce á la Japanese, may well be a slightly older JDM sedan, but like most stuff in life things change and evolve so it wouldn't be right to ignore cars like the new LS Lexus you see here.

Taketomi-san, the president of Junction Produce, has taken the opportunity to launch a new styling concept with the LS. The "Sports" line-up, takes VIP styling into the new millenium by offering smoother and more modern lines.

The car we took to the port of Osaka for a shoot was wearing the full 6-piece kit, which consists of the front half-bumper spoiler, chunkier side steps, rear bumper lower insert and a series of spoilers, one for the trunk and roof as well as one for the hood.

Dropping a car to the ground is one of the most important things on a VIP sedan, something that on the LS is achieved by a simple electronic device which overrides the height adjustment on the air-suspension.

On the road the LS looks smooth and very grown up.

Wheel choice is extremely important on a car like this and the 2-piece Junction Produce Sport Heritage 21-inch rims suit the car rather well. A more aggressive offset would have even better, nothing a set of spacers can't fix!

What would a bippu car be without a Fusa! This is a Junction Produce accessory which is offered in two different styles, one with an "agemaki" knot or one wit a "kiku" knot as you see above. The white Fusa is taken from an ancient South Osaka festival and is hanged along side the "Kintsuna" (gold rope) and is meant to ward off bad spirits. 

It takes a while for the air suspension to drop all the way to its lowest position, but worth the wait as slammed cars always look good in pictures!

The interior is dressed up with a 13-piece Junction Produce wood trim kit. You can see the suspension heigh adjuster module fitted along the transmission tunnel.

Despite the LS600h badge on the trunk, this is actually an LS460!

So what do you guys think of this contemporary take on VIP tuning? I quite like the smoothness of the Junction Produce Sport style. Next up we will take a look at the Nissan President above and have a quick chat with Taketomi-san. Stay tuned for more on Junction Produce!

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1

kinda makes me wanna grow up.

2

VIP style. Very nice.

4

these are gorgeous... junction produce has always put out some great stuff... makes me want to buy my pop's m45 when he's done with it and go VIP.

6

hybrid wannabes lol........but anyways, still a good car......i'd take one in the exact same way, just drop the hybrid badge

7

avesome style!! i luv it!

8

Never liked badge-swapping, its like slapping an M3 on a 318i. But the style is just so slick and clean, I can overlook that little flaw.

9

Pic 8, desktop NOW O_O

10

@repentharlequin

i know what u mean
its just does seam right drive driving a drifty RPS13 when i could have VIP in my life

12

What is with Japan and making ugly wheels now?



Other than that nice LS.

13

Dayuuuuum x 2!

14

Very nice ride. Airrunner has done a sick VIP LS460 like this with 12 piston brakes and more. search it on youtube, as its very cool as well.

15

Epitome of a RICER.



600h badge on a 460, that discredit's all potential positive things they did to the car, I would of walked away once they popped the hood....



Don't get me wrong it looks great, but seriously guys? Up-badging cars was lame as soon as somebody put the slk55 badge on there 320 to fool the kiddies at the movie theaters...

16

Sam: You have to pick out a badge upgrade to call them a ricer? VIP already is the epitome of rice!



Doesn't mean it's not sick and I don't love it though :P.

17

luv the new JP styling on the LS..and always have been a fan!



the badge got me though..why would u?



offset isnt as aggressive as I would have expected the presidents car to be,. still nice though..



18

The badge was a bit of a joke...long story but trust me, there was no "up-badging" going on...

19

offset sucks

20

The name JUNCTION PRODUCE sounds like a discount grocery store. Great design ideas, typically strange japanese naming ideal.

21

I love VIP's I think they are an amazing crowed.

22

HMmmm GOOD RIDE VIP STYLE

23

I'm in love with bipu cars. And this one is great.

24

I would've shaved the "Lexus" and "L600h" emblems, only leaving the center "L" one

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