My modified LS 460 F-Sport aka the LexFather "Project Bertha"

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    Cool My modified LS 460 F-Sport aka the LexFather "Project Bertha"

    Well I've had this big baby for a year and it gives me a grin every time I see her. Meet "Big Bertha" my 2014 Lexus LS 460 F-Sport I ordered last year. So far we have been all over from Formula D, to Atlanta & Tampa, to dealership Photoshoots to being in our co Lexus booth at SEMA 2014.

    I'll just start with current pics and go backward....

    I love the new aggressive front end on the Lexus models. Mine features a Carbon Fiber Skipper front bumper garnish and lower lip.


    The latest addition are these huge 15" Brembo GT 2 piece front brakes (no rear kit yet, working on that) to replace the already huge 14" Brembo brakes which are stock on the LS F-sport. I went with yellow as I wanted to create a new tradition for my cars. Obviously I have Vossen wheels lol.


    Here is a full side shot. I hope to convince Brembo there is a market for rear brakes. The LS is lowered with the addition of a JDM Control Module since the car has a factory air suspension.


    I will share more soon as in a year we have had a hell of a time together already.

    (edit just realized I took blurry pics with a Sony A7ii smh)
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    Big fan of your car Mike. Love the way it looks and sits.
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    When I saw this car ride through our dealership I didn't even notice who was driving. All I could see was the car. Didn't know Mike owned this sweet ride. All can say is it is definitely a sweet ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dF85 View Post
    Big fan of your car Mike. Love the way it looks and sits.
    Thanks bud!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ice350 View Post
    When I saw this car ride through our dealership I didn't even notice who was driving. All I could see was the car. Didn't know Mike owned this sweet ride. All can say is it is definitely a sweet ride.
    Hahha, thanks dude and thanks for the convo!

    Her 1 year anniversary was today



    It just occurred to me that "Bertha" turns 1 today!! She was ordered through JM Lexus and delivered to me that day. I did look at a few other vehicles but clearly have been beyond happy with the overall Lexus ownership experience and the F-Sport LS was right up my ally. If there was no F-Sport I would have likely gotten something else. Some things I bet you didn't know about the LS F-Sport
    1. Has a LSD
    2. Comes with Factory Brembo brakes front and rear
    3. Has Factory Air Suspension tuned differently than the other LS vehicles
    4. Lower than the other LS vehicles.
    5. Obviously different front, side, rear bumpers and accents.
    6. The interior comes with real aluminum trim and piano black accents.
    7. Full LED headlights are an option which I made sure it had.
    8. The F-Sport is the only LS with paddle shifters.
    9. The LS F-Sport uses some tricks from the IS F tranny like throttle blipping. In other words when the car slows down the transmission makes sure its in the right gear.
    10. THE F-Sport has Sport + mode which not only changes the steering feel but tightens the suspension.

    There is more obviously but just wanted to point out some things about the car I doubt many know about. This isn't your grandfather's LS smile emoticon
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    Yours makes the LS look awful stock. I would have liked some bigger spokes and possibly a larger wheel size, but it looks great.
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    Thanks! Here she is at the Miami Beach Concours this past weekend!!


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    What size wheels and tire are you running

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    What size wheels and tire are you running
    Currently 22x9 and 22x10.5 245/30/22 and 295/30/22 Pirelli P Zero Nero....

    When I had our Vossen Forged on for SEMA I ran a 22x11 in the rear...

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    [email protected] did a photoshoot on it recently. Thanks Brian!





    All pics below
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    Went to the Darkside....Shot by Exclusive Motoring!


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