Yesterday at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Acura debuted Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges’ freshly restored 1993 Acura Legend.
This lowly Acura was made legendary after gracing the cover of Ludacris most recent album ‘Ludaversal’ –- next to his private jet.
After the photoshoot, it was hit in the rear passenger-side, damaging the quarter panel and door. The damage wasn’t terrible, but Ludacris had moved this Acura over 240,000 miles at that point, and it wasn’t exactly the perfect candidate for repair –- that is, until Acura stepped in.
Ludaversal was the first time most of us saw this staple of Ludacris car collection. The Fast and the Furious film star doesn’t need to own a 1993 Acura, he simply wants to.
Luda’s Legend was not only restored by the manufacturer, but was given a serious dose of SEMA-spec custom touches: a custom sound system with Apple CarPlay, 18-inch Ray wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires and a custom Warm Cashmere carrying Ice Pearl paint job. Some performance mods consist of a subtle lowering from H&R springs, Eibach camber kit, and six-piston brake calipers up front, but this was never destined to be a hot-rodded Acura.
Ludacris said, “seeing the car that has been such a big part of my life brought back to beyond its original condition was a real gift.”
This 1993 Acura will be displayed alongside the modified 2017 Acura ILX we see in the video.
Hopefully this is the gift that keeps on giving — we’d love to see the Legend on the cover of future Ludacris albums even if juxtaposing it against a private jet won’t be as ironic.