While BMW is widely regarded as the creator of the "art car" trend – the idea of using a vehicle as a canvas – in recent decades, a number of manufacturers have done the same with their flagship models, often with fantastic results. One of the latest is the Japanese Lexus, who has just unveiled an art-car version of his LFA super sports car to celebrate ten years of the manufacturer's F-performance brand.
Along with honoring the F brand, the LFA Art Car will debut at the Spa's 24-hour race this weekend, where Toyota will also debut the RC F GT3 race car. The black and white livery of the LFA was designed by Portuguese artist Pedro Henriques, who describes it as a "constant movement".
"My inspiration for this painting was the idea of flowing movement in contemporary life, where things are in constant motion and it's hard to freeze in. The lines in the drawings follow this feeling of going everywhere and never stopping; I wanted to achieve an organic feeling by using handmade materials and fluid lines in the elements that were propagated by the car, so I hope to develop a feeling that the car is taking on a less defined shape is constantly on the move. "
The LFA will not participate in the race this weekend, but will be on the track during the course.
Lexus completed the production of the LFA back in 2012, while the ArtWagon utilizes the limited-edition Nurburgring model with V6 naturally aspirated, 563 hp, fast-shifting gearbox and a solid Aero kit.