Can't Walk Away: Immanuel Wint's 2015 Lexus RC350

Can't Walk Away: Immanuel Wint's 2015 Lexus RC350

Photography by Dinesh Deen (@mrdvisuals)


Immanuel Wint had previously cut his teeth in the car modification game with a one-of-a-kind Mitsubishi Eclipse spyder. With extensive custom work inside and out, his previous car became one of the Canadian car scene's biggest representatives. After making a ton of connections in the local scene, he sold the Eclipse, and moved on.

Image 30

Before picking up his 2015 Lexus RC350, Wint's plans were to buy a regular commuter car and "retire" from the car scene. It's a story we hear often, but rarely does anyone manage to walk away for good. Luckily for us, Wint couldn't resist. After a Lexus salesman persuaded him to take a test drive in the RC350, he was hooked again. The next thing he knew, he was driving out of there in a new F-Sport RC350.

Image 40

With intentions to build a neck-breaking show car, Wint set his sights on some key brands to make it happen, and thankfully everything came together just in time. RIght around the time he started building, Air Lift Performance asked if he would like to be the first person with their RC350 air suspension kit. The Rocket Bunny kit was made to order, and unreleased 3-piece Vossen wheels were sent over from Miami. Things were starting to come together.

Image 31

Influenced and helped out by the Importfest team, the car came together quickly, just in time for the Importfest show, and multiple media features. It just goes to show you the important of a good network and a promising reputation as a quality builder.

ESSENTIALS

LOCATION: Ajax, ON
ENGINE: Toyota 2GR-FSE 3.5L V6

Instagram: @shuttlesworth416

EXHAUST

  • GReddy exhaust w/ resonator delete
  • GT Custom Exhaust X-pipe

WHEELS / TIRES

  • Vossen ERA-1 3-piece wheels -19x10.5 (f), 19x13 (r)
  • Nitto Invo tires

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • Air Lift Performance (air suspension, 3P management)
  • Dual reserve air tanks/compressors

EXTERIOR

  • Rocket Bunny widebody kit
  • 3M Matte Metallic Charcoal vinyl wrap

INTERIOR

  • Carbon fiber door inserts
  • LCD gauge screen

SPONSORS

  • Importfest Performance

Related Articles

Motivated: Tony Hakku’s 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R Motivated: Tony Hakku’s 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Tony Hakku's car hobby started early in his life, and with mostly Hondas under the knife, there was also room for American cars and a couple...
The Mechanic: Mike Recine’s 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R The Mechanic: Mike Recine’s 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Like many enthusiasts before him, Mike Recine fell in love with Nissan’s R34 Skyline GT-R thanks to the Gran Turismo video game series, where he...
Charged: Jose Flores’ 2009 Nissan GT-R Charged: Jose Flores’ 2009 Nissan GT-R
After spending some time in the US armed forces, Jose Flores still needed something to occupy his idle hands. “Owning a GT-R has always been a dream...
Converted: Jim Goritsas’ 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R Converted: Jim Goritsas’ 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Up until his son convinced him to look at imported JDM cars, Jim Goritsas had spent the majority of his life as an American muscle car builder. After...
Highway Hero: Freddy Boafo’s 1992 Nissan Skyline GT-R Highway Hero: Freddy Boafo’s 1992 Nissan Skyline GT-R
There was once a time in Godfred “Freddy” Boafo’s life when he had nothing with wheels to his name. Long before he could drive, he was obsessed with...
Hawaiian Hako: Dean Pang’s 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R Hawaiian Hako: Dean Pang’s 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R
What you’re looking at here is the very first RHD Hakosuka in the state of Hawaii. Dean Pang has been a fan of Nissan’s “Hakosuka” Skyline for as long...