Celebrating the loyalty of Acura owners and their passion for the brand as embodied by multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY award-winning artist and actor, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Acura unveiled the restored, yet uniquely customized 1993 Acura “Ludacris Legend” at the 2015 SEMA show.
The 1993 Legend sedan is featured on Ludacris’ ninth studio album, LUDAVERSAL, and has undergone a complete ground-up restoration ideated by Acura’s Torrance-based Design Studio and guided by Acura global creative director, Dave Marek.
“Besides being a really cool project for our team, this is a great way to express Acura’s passion for performance,” said Marek. “Acura has incredibly loyal customers, and this has been a unique opportunity to celebrate their passion and affinity for Acura, and that same love for the brand that Ludacris has showed over the past dozen years”.
The restoration – which took approximately two months to complete – turns back the clock on Ludacris’ beloved Legend sedan, bringing back its original factory luster, inside and out, with minor modifications that include: upsized, 18-inch Rays wheels wrapped around Bridgestone Potenza tires plus custom high-performance 6-piston front caliper and 4-piston rear caliper brakes. The restored Legend was lowered by two-inches with H&R springs and Eibach camber kit. Additionally frame, body and chassis work was completed to ensure the Legend continues to be an enjoyable driver for years to come.
To bring new life to the Legend while retaining the original aesthetic, Acura Design developed a custom Warm Cashmere with Ice Pearl paint scheme. The installed Pioneer AVIC 8/ONEX sound system was upgraded to provide audio aficionado sound quality by adding two Alpine Type-12 subwoofer speakers in the trunk with custom Acura badging.
“Seeing the car that has been such a big part of my life brought back to beyond its original condition was a real gift”, said Ludacris. “The Legend is back and better than ever and I have my friends at Acura to thank for that.”