Ludacris Legend WOWs at #2015SEMA Show
What's common between Ludacris, Acura and SEMA? You have probably already heard the news that one of the most exciting brands has exhibited at the #2015SEMA show four special cars, one of which is 1993 "Ludacris Legend"! The other thee also impress, because they are namely the sport-modified 2016 Acura ILX Sports Sedan made by Galpin Auto Sports and 2016 ILX with Acura Genuine Accessory package in Slate Silver Metallic as well as the debuting-next-spring Acura NSX supercar.
Ludacris and 1993 Legend
The GRAMMY award-winning artist and actor, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges is an owner of uniquely customized and restored1993 Acura "Ludacris Legend." And if you are fan you'd probably know that the sedan has been featured on his ninth studio album, LUDAVERSAL. However, the car has undergone a complete ground-up restoration led by company's creative director, Dave Marek.
The process of restoring the Legend took around two months. What has been achieved? The Acura Legend sedan has received its original factory luster, inside and out, but also includes minor modifications like the upsized, 18-inch Rays wheels wrapped around Bridgestone Potenza High-Performance 215/40R/18 tires or the 6-piston front caliper and 4-piston rear caliper brakes.
The original paint scheme of the car was also changed and it is now custom-made Warm Cashmere with Ice Pearl paint scheme. Ludacris has already installed a great sound system, the Pioneer AVIC 8/ONEX, but it was improved with the addition of a couple of Alpine Type-12 subwoofer speakers in the luggage department.
The Legend was also lowered by two-inches, because the Marek envisioned the extra H&R springs and Eibach camber kit. Frame, body and chassis work was made better in order to round out the new appearance of the car.
Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) and 2016 Acura ILX Sports Sedan
GAS experts have done a great work on a sports sedan variant of the latest ILX. Just to remind you, the refreshed version of the sedan is powered by a new 200-horsepower, 2.4-liter direct-injected i-VTEC unit connected to an 8-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT).
‘Why not modifying the ILX?' thought Galpin Auto Sports, thus their custom ILX was born. The modifications include new front bumper with accent front splitter, custom rear diffuser with JDM Fog Light plus custom exhaust exit with rear spoiler. Furthermore, the suspension was improved with RS-R Sports coilovers and a Borla exhaust with custom dual tips.
Other details here include 19-inch AVI wheels in a Matte Brushed Smoked finished wrapped around Pirelli 245/30/19P Zero Run Flat Tires accentuated with black brakes. They make the perfect contrast to the exterior color of the car, called Sunburst Yellow. Shark Gray accents are also visible. The same color scheme has been applied to the interior, which gold contrast stitching throughout along with Katzkin perforated Barracuda leather inserts.
2016 ILX with Acura Genuine Accessory Package
The other ILX you will see at SEMA if you visit it is the equipped with the Acura Genuine Accessory package. It differentiates from the other ILX drastically due to its exterior paint scheme which is Slate Silver Metallic. The pack is exhibited at the show to show customers some of the options for customizing their own ILX.
Precisely, Acura Genuine Accessory package comprises of an aero kit including front, rear and side spoilers, decklid spoiler, 18-inch alloys in Diamond-Cut finish, floor mats, chrome elements for the door, LED fog lights, rear bumper appliqué and the remote engine Starter.
Acura NSX in Nouvelle Blue Pearl
At last but not least, if you go to Las Vegas, you will have the opportunity of meeting the latest Acura NSX, dressed in beautiful Nouvelle Blue Pearl. At the heart of the next-gen supercar capabilities is the NSX's Sport Hybrid power unit. It features three electric motors and a bespoke twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 engine. The combined output is 573 horsepower (421 kW) and 745 Nm (550 lb.-ft.) of torque. So, shy wait untill tomorrow? Go and see these beauties right now!