Acura will restore Ludacris’ 1993 Legend that he still owns, for SEMA

We’re almost on the heels of the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas and as a result, automakers are slowly announcing their plans for participating in this year’s exhibition.

Acura will be one of them and they’ll be showing off a rather unique car. This show car however won’t be some tricked out Acura RLX with 22-inch wheels, a supercharged V6 and a whole bunch of decals and a giant rear-wing.

Instead, Acura’s working with famed rapper, Ludacris, to restore his still-owned 1993 Legend sedan and customize it for the show.

According to the press release, Ludacris’ Legend, the same one featured on the 2015 album cover of Ludaversal, was severely damaged in a collision. And to show a bit of concern for pop culture, Acura’s Desing Studio decided to step in and help. It is just for SEMA though.

Heading the restoration and modifications will be Acura’s Global Creative Director, Dave Marek.


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

  • 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.

– By: Chris Chin


Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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