Gimmic 300 by John Babbitt

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This time around, I thought I’d feature something a bit different. While many of us are mostly concerned with power, balance, and everything else that aids us in speed, others first thought when it comes to cars is style. Vip style is a genre that’s all about the look. Low and wide, with amazing interiors, loud exhaust, even louder stereos. And let’s not forget the wheels. Wheels can make or break a vip style build, so it’s best to follow a particular saying amongst vip style fans: don’t get wheels that fit the car, make the car fit the wheels.

But a hot debate within vip style circles is proper chassis. Most vip purists say only big nissans and toyotas are allowed, while others argue that point, based on the number of other big luxo cars that are built by vip car producers, like jags, mercedes, and (surprise!) chrysler 300. Case in point: the Gimmic 300.

It ticks all the right vip style boxes. Big wheels (both diameter and width)? Check. Low? Very. Wide? Um, yea. Gimmic is the modififying sector of parent company, GM Corporation that imports american cars. But Gimmic not only does custom work, they actually produce thier own aero for many american cars, including the big Chryslers, Deville/DTS, even the Dodge Intrepid, amongst others. Some of their other platform specific items include air suspension, mufflers, and many exterior accessories. And they all come together in this amazing 300.

It starts life as a Chrysler 300 3.5. Gimmic adds it’s own air suspension, and those love ’em or hate ’em Sporza Zero 3pc wheels, coming in at 24×9 up front and 24×11 out back. Then comes the blister fenders, grille, rear bumper extension, side panels, spoilers, front bumper, and cool headlights. Finishing off the look is the carbon tipped exhaust. It’s a look that will keep this 300 stand out for many years. The interior is a big contrast, by going with a more subtle look than the exterior. New comfy leather adorns the seats, while a custom rear console now resides between the rear passengers, making this a 4 seater. Now if we could only get people here in the states to wear 24’s like this. But with Vip style still growing here, this car will hopefully be an inspiration, instead of an argument. Enjoy!- Jbab

     

Gimmic 300

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A PY50 Fuga Project In Japan

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Brembo PY50 Fuga Do Luck

I wanted to showcase a cool project that we were recently involved with as a supplier. Our friends at Do Luck in Japan prepared this PY50 Fuga (M35/45 for North America) for a client of theirs.

We were involved with the brake system which utilizes custom colored Brembo aftermarket brakes designed for a Nissan 370Z. The 370Z GT series aftermarket brakes fit the Fuga quite well!

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Between the tasteful aero, a proper ride height, the classic BBS LM wheels and now these new Brembo 370mm 6 Piston front and 4 piston rear brakes this is easily one of my favorite modern VIP rides. I’m really glad that we could contribute to the project!

Brembo PY50 Fuga Do Luck

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VIP Ride – Junction Produce Rolls Royce

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Junction Produce Rolls Royce Phantom

As seen in your favorite gangster rapper’s future music video.

Junction Produce has been a pioneer in the VIP tuning scene since day one. It only seems fitting that the top level gangster ride they offer now exceeds the popular Lexus LS, jumps past the high society Benz S class and elevates to the double R. This Rolls Royce debuts at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January. Which means that around spring time I can expect to see rappers like The Game doing drive-by’s in a Junction Produce Phantom. Rappers and Mafioso’s, give me a call and I’ll get you one. Free copy of Scarface included with every purchase.

* Bulletproofing costs extra.

Junction Produce Rolls Royce Phantom

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Gloria by Matt Rus of FarmOfMinds

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I’m glad to be back and posting a bit more lately here. Check out this beautiful and extreme VIP tuned Nissan Gloria in Japan!
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http://www.k-edition.com/gallery/img/gloria01/details.html

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Artisan Spirits Does VIP Right

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Artisan Spirits LS600h

I’ve been a fan of Artisan Spirits for a long time now. To me, they’re one of the best VIP tuning houses out there and unlike other Japanese VIP tuning shops Artisan Spirits is showing no signs of slowing down their innovative style. For example, check out their latest full bumper kit above for the LS600h. This is the latest VIP tuning release in Japan and it is yet another fresh spin on the LS.

Below is the rear profile of the half bumper Artisan Spirits kit which also looks really incredible. With Lexus LS’s in North America being associated as boring styled daily drivers for wealthy old folks, seeing cars like this reignites my passion for VIP tuning. I really wish it would catch on more worldwide…

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Bonus picture since I always want what I can’t have and this car never came stateside…

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Kranze Has the Best VIP Demo Cars

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Wed’s Kranze sub-brand always seems to have the best demo cars to show off their rims. Although I’ve already talked earlier about their ridiculous widebody LS430 from a few years earlier, this more modern LS600h is worthy of a new mention. In 2010, this is perhaps a perfect example of how to build a VIP car.

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(Picture taken from Bulletproof’s trip to Tokyo during set-up day at Tokyo Auto Salon)

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VIP Crown by Matt Rus

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Remember mysterious cat that we met in earlier post? Here we meet it again but we don’t know what he is up to now.

In all seriousness, this Toyota Crown caught my eye for three reasons. First is the rear burnt titanium exhaust tip which isn’t in the usual location on the back. Instead, it’s just after the rear Work Meister S1 wheel. The second reason is the Trust intercooler mounted behind the Car Sense bumper. It is relatively hidden, but still noticeable if you are paying attention. The third reason I like this Crown is the insane camber!

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Here you can look closer to the side exhaust and also our mysterious cat wearing different camouflage.

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