1998 Lexus GS300 — Super Street Magazine

10 Июн 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

This Lexus might low and slow but it goes hard as a with 550+whp!

This is far from traditional. It might offend some of you. a combination of themes. You can see a bit of VIP influences the Vertex aero, SSR rims and paint. But it’s also not a putting down 550+whp on the via a boosted inline-six. Lastly, its is unforgettable. With everything into one package, it was clear plenty of time and money was put this GS300. The car stopped us in our at Wekfest East so we had to revisit the to take another look and you this work of art.

The 26 year-old responsible for the car is Zeb Magsi and built his fair share of cars. Originally from one of his first projects was a Tommy Evo. Then, he moved to Carolina and really got into the building up a couple of race-ready In ’07, he decided to move something that would set his apart from the rest. And the VIP scene was still quiet he lived, he picked up this GS in the of building something unique.

For the car was everything Zeb wanted with low a clean body and no sunroof—a feature on the GS. The car also came another minor detail Zeb was after…a full 2JZ-GTE A quick history lesson the GS, it never came boosted in the however in Japan, it was called the Aristo and was offered with the 3.0-liter inline-six—the same configuration of the Supra. Nuff right?

In a mission to create the baddest around, Zeb kicked off the project by the wiring and certain hardware from the previous owner. the car had the right foundation for power, the was hurtin’. He spent months to get the engine to a point where it be driven on the regular. Eventually the GS up and drove but it still lacked the tune due to the difficulty of running a standalone in the Lexus. He also mess with the piggyback HKS V-Pro system without the key and computer software.

Not slowin’ down, Zeb beefened up the by swapping the transmission to an Aristo-spec automatic while also a Titan Motorsport torque and upgraded valve body.


a new BorgWarner turbo and uprated system, the 2JZ was retuned at 19psi to 556whp and 590 lb-ft. Awesome? We so! But Zeb told us he’s most of its drivability, “I just wanted to a car that runs right. I want it to stall or hesitate but run factory. When you’re off the it’s actually really and drives like a normal

Following the chassis, it was time to get a more cray with the “My main thing was that I to keep the body lines the fenders. Exotic INC did all the work and pulled the fenders without metal or fiberglass,” he explained. adding the Vertex kit, the was sprayed the original Cinnabar but not just any ordinary Cinnabar. Zeb a special three-stage mixture added some gold giving the car more of an orange in the sunlight.

And with the fresh fenders, Zeb up massive 19 SSR SP3 wheels to all four measuring 9.5 wide up front and in the rear. He dialed the camber to shortly after—the most he can run while still maintaining as traction as possible.

As for the GS, even it packs a lot of power with stopping looks, we’re to inform you that it’s far a trailer queen. Zeb romps on it other day and isn’t afraid to it on long road trips. In we caught up with him after he 12 straight hours to Wekfest. Now going HAM!


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