Acura to Unveil Restored Legend and Custom ILX at 2015 SEMA Show

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Acura to Showcase Legendary Performance Heritage and Personalization at 2015 SEMA Show

Oct 12, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • Acura to unveil rapper, actor Ludacris’ custom-restored 1993 Legend
  • Highly modified 2016 ILX by Galpin Auto Sports will also debut at SEMA during the Acura press conference on Nov. 3

Acura’s 2015 SEMA showcase will be highlighted by a custom-restored 1993 Acura Legend sedan owned by actor and rap artist Ludacris. Stepping up its game from the 2014 SEMA Show – where the performance-oriented Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX was unveiled – the luxury brand will also feature a wide variety of vehicles showcasing its performance heritage and its products’ customization potential at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Following a collision that severely damaged Ludacris’ cherished 1993 Legend, Team Acura set about to artfully restore and modify the vehicle under the guidance of Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles and under the watchful eye of Acura Global Creative Director, Dave Marek. Fans can follow the build progress leading up to SEMA on Acura (@Acura) and Ludacris’ (@Ludacris) social media channels and by using the hashtag #LegendaryDuo.

“Working with a real car guy and a passionate Acura owner like Ludacris has made the processes of bringing his Legend back to its original glory a fun and unique experience,” said Marek. “We wanted to put our own stamp on the Legend while retaining the essence of the original that Ludacris has worked so hard to maintain over the years and we look forward to unveiling the sedan for the first time at the SEMA Show.”

Also making its SEMA debut is a highly modified ILX from Galpin Auto Sports, which is inspired by the Legend rebuild. Both vehicles will be featured at the Acura press conference Nov. 3 at 1:00 p.m. PT and will be joined by the next-generation NSX supercar and a 2016 ILX outfitted with the Genuine Acura Accessory package.

[Source: Acura]

One comment on “Acura to Unveil Restored Legend and Custom ILX at 2015 SEMA Show

  1. Rene Balderrama

    Good afternoon,
    I hope all is well.
    I would like to share pictures of my custom restored 1992 Acura Legend with Dave Marek who is heading the restoration of Ludacris’s 1993 Acura Legend. My Legend is the same color as the Ludacris one but I have spent many years refining it and I think that Mr. Marek might find them interesting.
    Could someone please send me a web address that I can send them to?
    Since I live in Orange County I can also bring the car over to your Torrance facility to show it.
    Best regards,


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