Toyota has only just pulled the covers back on its new Land Cruiser, but the company’s aftermarket arm is ready with a stack of mods designed to make pedestrians even more terrified of it.
We’re willing to bet Modellista’s Aero Parts set offers no meaningful improvement to the aerodynamics and stability of a vehicle that glides through the air with all the grace of a WWF wrestler getting into a Lotus Elise. But it certainly gives the Land Crusier a heap more visual attitude, which is the real point.
The kit comprises a new front spoiler that fits in the lower section of the bumper and bigger wheelarch mouldings with a contrasting trim that really makes them pop.
Moving to the rear there’s a new lower bumper section with the now obligatory diffuser-like shape, a sporty twin-outlet exhaust tailpipe and a stainless steel rear bumper step guard. And towering above both is the kind of double-hump roof spoiler you expect to see on a hot hatch. Finishing the exterior look is a set of six-spoke 21-inch alloy wheels.
Prices range from ¥51,700 ($473) for an unpainted roof spoiler to ¥401,500 ($3674) for Aero Parts Set A, which includes the front and rear bumpers and arch trims painted and ready to fit.