Although BMW can be widely regarded as the creator of the "Art Car" trend – the idea of using a vehicle like canvas – the last few decades have seen a number of manufacturers do the same with their flagship models, often with amazing results. One of the latest is Japan's Lexus, which has just revealed an art car version of its LFA supercar intended to celebrate ten years with the manufacturer's F performance mark.
Together with honoring the F-mark, the LFA art car is revealed at the 24 Hours of Spa race this weekend, where Toyota also debuts the RC F GT3 racing car. LFA's black and white crafts are designed by Portuguese artist Pedro Henriques, who describes it as conveying "constant movement."
"My inspiration for this camp was the idea of fluidity present in modern life, where things are in constant motion and it's hard to freeze something. The lines in the drawings follow this feeling of walking everywhere and never stopping: a progressive life. I wanted to get an organic feeling by using handmade material and floating lines in the elements that spread through the car. By doing this I hope to express a feeling where the car becomes a less defined form, in constant motion in the movement. "
LFA will not attend this weekend's run, but it will appear on the track underneath the umbrellas.
Lexus completed production of LFA back in 2012, while the art car uses the limited edition Nürburgring spec specimen containing a naturally aspirated V10 with 563 horsepower, fast-moving transmission and a fixed aero set.