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ROCKET BUNNY LEXUS RC DUO

Posted on September 15, 2015 by

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If there’s one thing that the past year of traveling to shows has taught us, it’s that bolt-on aero kits are here to stay. While there are a variety of designers pumping out new kits for different makes and models, it’s Greddy x Rocket Bunny that are opening up the new Lexus RC platform to the bolt-on aero kit goodness. Debuted at Importfest, this Rocket Bunny Lexus RC Duo stopped the show.

Importfest 2015 Behind-The-Scenes - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 9012

Basit Mirza (@ifestrc350), organizer of Importfest and owner of the Infrared Lexus RC 350, and Paul Samuel (@ofcrplz), owner of the seafoam green-wrapped Lexus RC F were kind enough to join us the Sunday after Importfest on the outskirts of Toronto’s Distillery District for a little photo and video shoot. In no time, we fired off some rolling shots along the way, and settled into a scenic view of the Toronto’s skyline for an evening of photo/video goodness.

Rocket Bunny Lexus RC Duo - Importfest - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 1024

Basit’s Lexus RC 350 is outfitted with Rocket Bunny’s full aero kit and finished in the original Infrared paint by Auto Matrix. Air Runner (@airrunner_systems) and Accuair (@accuair) management work in conjunction allowing Basit to maneuver the battlefield that is Toronto’s roads while laying the car out when parked.

Rocket Bunny Lexus RC 350 - Vossen Forged Precision Series VPS-310 - Importfest - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 2071

To best suit the elegance of Basit’s RC, the Vossen Forged: Precision Series VPS-310 was chosen, in a full-polish with brushed face finish, revealing beautiful reflections of the red brakes that hide behind the wheels. Measuring 20×9 in the front and 20×12.5 in the rear, our forged wheels, manufactured right here in our Miami-based, TUV-Verified factory made for the perfect fit, complimenting the extended width of the Rocket Bunny aero kit wonderfully.

Rocket Bunny Lexus RC 350 - Vossen Forged Precision Series VPS-310 - Importfest - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 2079

On the flipside, Paul’s sea foam green Lexus RC F brought full track-inspired goodness to the table. Fitted with coilover suspension and the matching Rocket Bunny rear wing, Paul’s company, Premier Wraps, skinned the entire car, aero kit and all, in the gloss sea foam green finish you see before you, and even upon the most scrutinous inspection, one would think it was painted.

Rocket Bunny Lexus RC F - Vossen Forged Precision Series VPS-310 - Importfest - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 3053

There’s no point in trying to improve something that’s already a perfect fit, so Paul’s Rocket Bunny Lexus RC F was fitted with matching Vossen Forged: Precision Series VPS-310 wheels in 20×9 front and 20×12.5 rear fitment, but instead in a smoke brushed finish to better compliment the seafoam hue of the car. We’ll be the first to admit, though, that we can’t help but wonder what the two cars would look like if they swapped wheels!

Rocket Bunny Lexus RC Duo - Importfest - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 1031

In typical Vossen-shoot-fashion, as quick as we came we were also on our way, chasing the sun for one last chance at some rolling shots with Toronto’s skyline playing the support role.

Rocket Bunny Lexus RC Duo - Importfest - © Vossen Wheels 2015 - 1044

Thanks again to Basit and Paul, and everyone from Team Importfest that came out to make this Rocket Bunny Lexus RC Duo shoot happen, we’re already counting the days until next year!

Words & Photos: Sam Dobbins (@sdobbins_vossen) ///// Video: Anthony De La Paz (@dela_vossen)


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Sam Dobbins

Many years as an automotive photojournalist, with work published in countless worldwide publications, have led to Sam's role as Vossen's Creative Director, traveling around the world to document the culture of Vossen and its supporters.