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The Definition of VIP (Part 2): 07 Infiniti m35x

Last week we got a close look at Sleepy’s 05 Chrysler 300c and the nuances that make up the VIP style. Though some purists in the VIP community will tell you that true VIP are only cars of particular platforms.

Takahiro Taketomi, the self-proclaimed founder of VIP style, and the company known as Junction Produce adds some insight to the VIP elitist mentality. According to Taketomi, true VIP style tuning is limited to only 10 Nissan and Toyota models: Nissan President, Cima, Gloria, Cedric and Fuga; Toyota Celsior, Century, Aristo, Crown and Majesta. That’s it.

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One of the cars mentioned, the Nissan Fuga is still currently in production. While it is still called the Fuga in Japan, stateside it is unequivocally known as the Infiniti m35x.

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This cars owner, Binh Nguyen has built the car with style and functionality in mind. From the outside, you can see the S Lip Kit, JDM window visors, both window and trunk spoiler and JDM tail lights.

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The engine breathes deep with an Injen intake and exhales through a full Megan Racing exhaust.

The stance of the m35x is supported by UAS bags, running AccuAir switch speed management. As with all VIP cars, one of the most important aspects in regards to stance are the wheels.

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This m35x sits on VIP modular VR12’s at 20×10 with a 3-inch front lip and a 4-inch rear lip. It’s wrapped with 245/35/20 rubber all around.

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In writing these articles, I learned a lot about the VIP style and the community itself. What I’ve come to find is that the VIP movement is all about style and presence. While there are dozens of ways to build a car to make it stand out, only VIP style can make you look like, well, VIP.

Photography courtesy of Danny Hsu. You can check out his stuff as well as the rest of this photo set here as well as his Facebook page.

Daniel

I am a web/graphic designer who writes for and founded HighSocietyDC.com; follow me on instagram @highsocietydc