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TRD introduces aero kit for Lexus LX 570

August 7, 2017

In case the latest Lexus LX 570 doesn’t stand out enough on the road for you, the Japanese company has just announced a sporty TRD bodykit package which might tickle your fancy.

Starting with the… interesting front grille. TRD has developed a bespoke grille piece that fits in place of Lexus’s spindle design, however, it includes a spider web-like mesh design which all stems from the ‘L’ badge in the middle – it’s like the L is the spider.

From there there’s a new front bumper bar skirt extension which meshes up to beneath the grille. It includes a set of fake vent clusters in black to help match the gapping grille, and also helps lower the front end of the SUV for a more sporty stance.

Around towards the rear there is a new skirt extension matching the front, with flares that wrap around to the sides to blend in with the standard integrated side steps. In the middle is a diffuser-like design with special contours, although, we’re not sure how much aerodynamic benefit this would have given the ground clearance on offer.

To complete the visuals TRD offers a set of 21-inch forged alloy wheels, These are of course coated in black, featuring a unique double-spoke design with polished studs and centre cap. As standard the LX 570 uses 20-inch wheels, so for the 21s it’s not much of a difference for the massive Toyota LandCruiser-based SUV.

It’s unknown if there are any performance modifications under the bonnet. In standard form the LX 570 comes with a 5.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 churning out 270kW of power and 530Nm of torque. We’ve timed 0-100km/h in a respectable 9.38 seconds. This V8 is bespoke to the Lexus, with the Toyota version using a 4.6L producing 227kW.

It’s believed the TRD pack is currently being offered in select markets only, including Japan.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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