Own an old Toyota Land Cruiser and wish you could do something about its boring beige interior? Art Studio Vilner has reworked a 2011 Toyota for a client and the results may exceed your wildest AWD dreams.
The Bulgarian tuner packed this black Toyota with enough red fine leather and Alcantara to choke a horsepower fiend.
“Тhat combination can be very compulsive,” said Atanas Vilner, founder and CEO, in a statement. “But when you do your job properly using the right shade of colors, you can do miracles. It works on Porsche’s 930 Targa, we’ve made it work on this Land Cruiser J200, too,” he said.
“The red is also a Christmas color so it was very appropriate for our last project for 2017.”
The Land Cruiser’s bland beige upholstery was swapped with a soft shade of Bordeaux and piles of Alcantara were applied to the dashboard, central console, and seat backs.
“That black exterior/red interior combo is not a Porsche trademark, but they really know how to make it work. But our project is even more striking, because of the pure scale of LCV8’s interior,” Vilner adds.
Front seats were swapped from a BMW 5 Series for better comfort and ergonomics the crafter admits.
“The comfort seats of the E60 were really good base for a project like LCV8 and they’re significantly better option than the stock ones,” said Vilner.
No doubt about that. The Toyota’s twin-turbo turbo V-8 engine remains stock and provides 285 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The steering wheel received a redesigned ring wrapped in black leather and Vilner made a sports bag in the same style as the truck’s new interior with a seat belt shoulder strap and carbon fiber handles. Too cool.
It sure looks like a fine holiday hauler to us. Cheers!