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Acura unveil restored “Ludacris Legend”

Acura unveil restored “Ludacris Legend”
  • 1993 Acura Legend restored for rapper and actor, Ludacris
  • Restored car debuted at SEMA 2015 in Las Vegas

 

Acura, Honda’s luxury brand in the US have unveiled a fully restored and customised1993 “Ludacris Legend” exclusively for multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® award-winning artist and actor, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. The Legend is featured in the artwork of his ninth studio album, LUDAVERSAL, which went sale earlier this year. Fans may also know him from the ‘Fast and Furious’ film franchise. The unique restoration debuted at SEMA conference 2015 in Las Vegas.

The complete ground-up restoration of the “Ludacris Legend” was planned by Acura’s Torrance-based Design Studio and guided by Acura global creative director, Dave Marek.

Taking two months to complete, the restoration involved bringing back the car to its original factory specification before adding some minor modifications, including new upsized 18-inch Rays wheels shod with Bridgestone Potenza High-Performance 215/40R/18 tires. To bring new life to the Legend while retaining the original aesthetic, Acura Design developed a custom Warm Cashmere with Ice Pearl paint scheme. The suspension of the restored Legend was modified with H&R springs lowering the ride height by 51 mm, and an Eibach camber kit. Additional frame, body and chassis work was completed to ensure the Legend continues to be an enjoyable drive for years to come.

“Seeing the car that has been such a big part of my life brought back to beyond its original condition was a real gift”, said Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges. “The Legend is back and better than ever and I have my friends at Acura to thank for that.”

Unveiled alongside the customised Legend was the Galpin 2016 Acura ILX. Fitted with custom body parts, suspension and a sunburst yellow paint finish, the ILX will be donated to the Ludacris charity Foundation following the conclusion of the SEMA conference.

Badged as Acura in America, the Honda Legend was sold in Europe from 1987 to 2011 and spanned four generations.

Fans can follow the build of the Legend through Acura’s own twitter handle (@Acura) or through the hashtag #LegendaryDuo

Fans can watch the Acura x Ludacris- Legendary Duo film and follow the build progress and the reveal at SEMA on Acura (@Acura) and Ludacris' (@Ludacris) social media channels and by using the hashtag #LegendaryDuo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0sJ1Nfjcfc

 

 

 

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