Acura Just Restored Ludacris' 1993 Acura Legend

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Acura has unveiled a restored Legend owned by Ludacris at the 2015 SEMA Show.

Surprisingly, the restored Acura Legend looks fairly tame and didn’t get a heavy dosage of the Fast and Furious treatment. Instead, Acura stuck to bringing the 1993 Legend back to its original form sporting a custom Warm Cashmere with Ice Pearl paint scheme, a factory color with some added sparkle. Larger 18-inch Rays wheels paired to Bridgestone Potenza rubber in a 215/40/18 size can be found on all four corners while braking performance has been upgraded with six-piston front calipers and four-piston rears. Inside, the Japanese automaker installed a Pioneer AVIC 8/ONEX sound system along with Apple CarPlay. H&R springs contributed to the project by lowering the Legend by two inches while Eibach outfitted the sedan with a camber kit to keep those Bridgestone tires in check. To ensure the Legend is comfortable to drive for years to come, Acura also did some frame, body and chassis work.

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Along with the restored Legend, Acura also brought a pair of ILX sedans and the new 2017 NSX to Las Vegas. The headline vehicle was built by Galpin Auto Sports boasting custom body work including a new front bumper with accent front splitter, custom rear diffuser with JDM Fog Light, a custom exhaust exit and a rear spoiler. A brilliant Sunburst Yellow paint is contrasted by Shark Gray accents using a three-stage candy paint process. Suspension modifications include RS-R Sports*i coilovers while the rear features a Borla exhaust system with custom dual tips. The gold and gray color scheme continues inside the cabin with gold contrast stitching throughout the Katzkin perforated Barracuda leather inserts.

The other 2016 Acura ILX is packed with an Acura Genuine Accessory Package featuring an aero kit, 18-inch diamond-cut wheels, decklid spoiler, all-season floor mats, illuminated door sill trim, chrome door trim, LED fog lights, rear bumper applique and remote engine starter. The vehicle is finished in Slate Silver Metallic and customers can order any of the accessories through their Acura dealers.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Johnls39 . Johnls39 . on Nov 04, 2015

    Not trying to knock the Legend but I did not realize of how much it and the original LS look so much similar. The side mirrors, C-pillar and side profile is pretty similar. The Legend is still a very nice car and too bad they are not as common any more like it use to be.

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