• Sep 8, 2009
Lexus IS350 Tennis Ball Edition - Click above for an image gallery

Andy Roddick, your new ride awaits. Lexus has followed up its golf ball-dimpled LS 460 L built to commemorate the automaker's sponsorship of the U.S. Open earlier this year with another uniquely-finished car that's got us scratching our heads. In this case, the Lexus in question is covered in tennis ball fuzz in the traditional yellow-green hue.

This fuzzy fluorescent IS350 was on display last weekend in New York City during the ongoing US Open festivities. Sorry tennis fans, we don't imagine this will be a factory option, though we do wonder if the finish could alleviate the pesky unmanned shopping carts that leave dents and scratches in our cars at the local grocery store. See? There is a practical application after all.

The boys from Kicking Tires happened to be in town while the Open was going down and they snapped off a few shots of the car in question. Take a look at a few of the shots in our gallery below and then check out Kicking Tires for the rest.



[Source: Kicking Tires]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Wonder what this does for gas mileage? And can you imagine getting bird poop or tree sap out of it?
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would say even with the crazy yellow stuff the car still look great.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        I don't know about that. Looks more like a pikachu to me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Totally off topic, but could the gallery be any worse? Every Autoblog gallery I load takes the better part of 80 seconds before even the first picture is visible. And I'm on a 6meg connection...

        • 5 Years Ago
        @SneakyE

        There is a 'back to article' link, but because it's just plain text (with no indication that it's a link), it just gets lost. Look for it next to the image size buttons, labeled 'Back to post'.

        Just another example of how crappy the gallery UI and function is (although it seems faster this AM).
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm having really bad luck with it, I don't know if it's because I'm on firefox or what but:

        It doesn't matter which image I click at the article part, when I get to the gallery page it always loads the first image.

        If I click another image in the gallery, then choose Hi-res it takes me back to the first image AGAIN

        I have to hit the back button twice to navigate to the previous picture. If I've looked at 4 or 5 pictures I end up having to use the "return to article" button or just click the autoblog logo to get back to the main page or it takes a rediculous amount of clicks to get back.

        Also my "avatar" or "profile pic" is a crapshoot, sometimes it shows up and sometimes it doesn't.
      • 5 Years Ago
      At least you're prepared if you get locked out of it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Better stay away from the dog park while driving this one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh man, I want to velcro everything imaginable to this car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      things gotta weight a ton after getting wet.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A boring car for a boring sport. Figures.
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