Anyone who visited the 2010 Sharjah Auto Show last week would’ve got a look at the gaudy bodykitted Lexus LX570 at the “Invader” stand. The so-called Invader is a tuning and customisation programme for the Lexus 4×4 by Japanese tuners ASI. Who else besides the Japanese can come up with something this cheesy.
If the full treatment is opted for, the Lexus LX570 Invader L60 can be had with the childish wide-body kit, a supercharger to boost power to 592 hp on the stock US-spec 383 hp 5.7-litre V8 (while GCC-spec ones have 362 hp stock), a carbon-tipped performance exhaust system, a lowered manually-tuned suspension setup that kill offroad ability, a heavy-duty brake system, forged 22-inch wheels, and a customised interior that seems to only consist of mismatching red upholstery bits on the stock beige cabin, with red seats, dash, armrests, headliner and floor mats.
The Lexus Invader L60 can supposedly do the 0-100 kph in 5.5 seconds (with the US-spec engine of course), and ASI will only manufacture 100 of these vehicles. They will be sold in the UAE and possibly in Saudi Arabia via local Invader dealers, with prices approaching Dhs 1 million each.