“VIP” has grown as a style from the days of big black, mostly stock-bodied Japanese sedans slammed on static suspension and big expensive wheels. Nowadays, pretty much any color and any make is fair game, as well as crazy body kits and loud details.
The new, “Imported from Detroit” Chrysler 300C looks natural dropped on flashy wheels.
The new Hyundai Genesis sedan sitting mean in a dark grey is another example of the new VIP.
Another Genesis sedan.
Fitment being on point is still a big part of the VIP trend as demonstrated on this VIP Y50, or Infiniti M45 as it is more commonly known.
Another Infiniti M45. What are your thoughts on these wheels?
The Lexus LS is a staple of the VIP trend.
A little more traditional style here!
Elvis Skender, founder of Stancenation had his brilliant Lexus LS400 on display in the excellent Toyo Tires Treadpass.
The new Lexus LS.
I’m looking at buying a car soon, and I keep gravitating back to the S197 Mustang. So, here are a few from my week in Vegas:
A few of the V6 rental car, which served us well as we put 1800 miles on the clock in a matter of days:
Meaty fitment on this Shelby:
Saleen’s take on the 2014:
Trufiber designed this conversion kit, where you can swap on the front end of the 11-12 onto the 05-09 model. Trick!
You look’ at me?
I much prefer the Gotta-have-it greenthis car originally was.
Galpin Auto Sports wicked widebody Cobra!
Bagged, boosted and blue.
The rear of the G.A.S. Cobra. Those hips!
Justin Pawlak’s “Sideways S197”. Those Weld wheels are cool.
Hotwheels demo Mustang, such a wild look!
Details of the Vorshlag built track hound.
The Instagram famous @dirtychamba lookin’ good out front.
Some of these are less than traditional, but all have a VIP flavor!
Still more to come from Import Alliance!
GE8 Honda Fit on BBS LM:
Race ready or pavement scraping, BBS LM go well on everything, just check out this slammed Infiniti Q45: This FD3S RX7 has been all over the internet lately, and for good reason: BBS LM’s, slammed stance, clean aero!
Toyota Chaser on BBS LMs:
Pics and words: Nathan Benton
I posted a pic of this car for Cool wheels that work on everything v.4: BBS LM
and the owner contacted me with some more info. So, without further ado, Nathan Benton’s 2009 Chevy Cobalt SS.
Nathan has owned his Cobalt for two years, and started modding it as soon as he got it home.
Currently it’s equipped with a Hahn Intercooler, Cold Air Intake with Injen charge pipes with the stock K04 on it but Nathan was able to get 324hp 421tq with AEM water/meth and a 30psi spike tune. He is still utilizing the stock clutch, along with the stock internals which have been known to withstand up to 500hp!
Originally Nathan was running 18×9.5 Varrstoens es2.2.1 but wanted to get away from the extreme stance look and get something more functional so after performing a hub swap and ditching the 5×110 with 5×114.3 hubs, he was able to put on the 17×8-front 17×9-rear BBS LMs.
Additionally, Nathan added some other goodies like a Powell Raceshop Tow hook and Harness bar as well as a very stiff rear sway bar. He has autox’d the car a few times and have actually placed in his class recently.
Nathan says the Cobalt has been awesome, and he plans on getting ZZP’s EFR 6758 kit which is a direct bolt on, and he’d like to rebuild the LMs to 18s. Check out his flickr page for more pics:
Nathan gets much respect from me, and if anyone else out there has a cool car they would like to see on the site, send me some pics and info to email@example.com