TLC ICON Lexus LX570 Shows Off Tubby Truck Tweaks For SEMA

Click to viewJust because TLC is bringing a slew of built-to-the-hilt ICON FJ Cruisers to SEMA doesn't mean they've forgotten about the crucial bugeye sunglass-wearing urban white trash market, and so we present their ICON Lexus LX570. The direct descendant of the FJ40, the Lexus doesn't much do what its tougher forefather did — likewise TLC's modifications are primarily for the street, with monster two-piece 24-inch MOZ wheels, black chrome, extra-tinted windows, TRD six-piston calipers on cross-drilled rotors and emulsion-laser-etched carbon fiber printed trim. Yes, printed carbon fiber. Heck, we'll just let you watch the video for the rest.

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Ugh. They just come right out and say, nope, not actual carbon fiber. Great looking facsimile though, right?

I know something about black chrome that they didn't consider. The LUZ Solar One plant, a solar thermal power generation facility, relies heavily on black chrome for the receiver surfaces. It's a selective surface: it picks up infrared energy but doesn't re-radiate very well at all, so you can blast heat into it and it just gets hotter and hotter. That's great if it's on a pipe full of heat transfer oil and generating electricity. But on your car's door handles? Boy, that's gonna hurt.