Acura is previewing two rather different projects for this year’s SEMA Show. One is a highly modified 2016 ILX built by Galpin Auto Sports, while the other is a custom-restored 1993 Acura Legend that belongs to rapper Ludacris.
Following an accident that severely damaged Ludacris’ 1993 Legend, Team Acura set about to artfully restore and modify the vehicle under the guidance of Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles and under the supervision of Acura Global Creative Director, Dave Marek. Fans can follow the build progress leading up to SEMA on Acura and Ludacris’ social media channels and by using the hashtag #LegendaryDuo.
“Working with a real car guy and a passionate Acura owner like Ludacris has made the processes of bringing his Legend back to its original glory a fun and unique experience,” said Marek. “We wanted to put our own stamp on the Legend while retaining the essence of the original that Ludacris has worked so hard to maintain over the years and we look forward to unveiling the sedan for the first time at the SEMA Show,” the designer added.
Also making its SEMA debut is a highly modified ILX from Galpin Auto Sports, which is inspired by the Legend rebuild. The brand’s booth at the show will also include a wide variety of vehicles showcasing its performance heritage and its products’ customization potential, such as a 2016 ILX fitted with the Genuine Acura Accessory package.