The Lexus GXOR looks ready to conquer anything.
Right now, the annual FJ Summit is on outside Ouray, Colorado. To celebrate the occasion, Lexus revealed this special GX concept, called the GXOR. From appearance alone, it’s clear this isn’t just any GX. But instead of Lexus just building this concept to cater to enthusiast’s cries, the company says actual owners inspired them to bring this concept to life. “The Lexus GXOR Concept (GX Off-Road) is fueled by the passionate Lexus GX owners that have discovered and embraced the SUV’s perfect combination of ultimate luxury and unrivaled off-road capability.”
To that end, this Lexus GXOR has been prepped to head far off the beaten path. From the bottom up, you have the 18-inch Lexus F Sport wheels wrapped in General Grabber X3 275/70 R18 tires. Behind those, there’s Icon suspension with remote reservoir dampers and billet control arms with delta joints. Underneath, the Lexus GXOR has CBI frame sliders and full underbody armor to protect vital components.
Up front, there’s a CBI stealth front bumper with an integrated Warn 9.5 XPS winch with synthetic cable. Heading further up, the creators of this concept fitted an Icom 5100A ham radio, a Rigid 50-inch LED light bar, and a Eezi-Awn K9 roof rack with a 160-watt solar panel, Alu-Box storage cases and Maxtrax recovery boards. Finally, there’s a Goose Gear custom drawer system with a National Luna refrigerator.
And that’s just the car.L
Underneath, this Lexus GXOR concept retains the same 4.6-liter V8 as the standard GX 460. That delivers 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. However, it’s plan to see the Safari Snorkel, so that engine can pull in some cleaner, cooler air.
But that’s just the car. There’s also the matter of what it’s towing. That would be a Patriot Campers X1H trailer, to which the Lexus GXOR concept uses a Redarc Tow-Pro brake controller to communicate.
It’s definitely the most insane Lexus GX off-roader we’ve seen to date from the manufacturer. It takes a wide range of parts and brings them together to create one harmonious whole. Normally, the Lexus GX is more of a mall cruiser, though it does have some bona fide off-road cred. This takes that to eleven, creating a truly badass off-roader, in my opinion.
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