Saturday, January 12, 2013

DAMD's Lexus LFT-86 is a Toyota 86 / Scion FR-S in Disguise [Video]

Even if you wanted to, you can't ignore all the customized and conceptual Toyota 86 sport coupes that are on display at this week's Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan.

We don't know whether Toyota should worry, but a great number of tuners focused their efforts on altering the appearance of the rear-wheel drive coupe that's marketed as the Toyota GT 86 outside of Japan and the Scion FR-S in North America.

While the students at NATS gave the 86 an Audi R8-esque look and Toyota's own Original Accessory sub-brand a classic feel, the always-imaginative crew from Japan's DAMD decided to turn their 86 into a mini-me Lexus LFA calling it the LFT-86.

The cosmetic transformation begins with a new front end that keeps the 86's headlamps but adds a newly styled bumper that mimics the LFA with triangular-shaped side vents, and continues with the side skirts.

The rear end also retains the stock lights gaining a new bumper with honeycomb vents, a diffuser and three exhaust pipes, all arranged in the same way as on the Lexus supercar. The Lexus logos and a fresh set of alloy wheels similar in design to those used on the LFA Nürburgring Edition, complete the look.

You can take a closer look at DAMD's Lexus LFT-86 in the video and gallery below, and if you wish, share your thoughts on the design in the comments that follow.

Video Courtesy of Car&Nifty 

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