Acura’s theme for the 2015 SEMA show has a retro flavour to it. Between the very sexy-looking NSX supercar and the two modified 2016 Acura ILX on display, there’s a blast from the past that will send you back to a time where boy-bands, hair scrunchies and Internet Explorer were a thing.
The centerpiece to Acura’s stand is an “all-new” 1993 Acura Legend, owned by famous-rapper-recently-turned-actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. The luxury sub-brand has taken the term “mods” to a whole different level by updating the 22 year-old sedan, featured on the cover of the rapper’s most recent album, Ludaversal.
The two-month long restoration project breathed some life back into the outdated sedan.
The Ludacris Legend received a fresh new custom coat of paint in Warm Cashmere with Ice Pearl, a new set of 18-inch Rays wheels fitted with Bridgestone Potenza high-performance rubber, six-piston caliper brakes at the front and four-piston calipers at the back, as well as a lowered suspension with H&R springs and an Eibach camber kit.
On the inside, a Pioneer AVIC 8/ONEX sound system, with Apple CarPlay and two Alpine Type-12 subwoofers, makes sure the rapper gets to blast his singles wherever he goes. The intention behind the upgrade was to celebrate Acura owners’ loyalty and reassert the manufacturer’s passion for performance.