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Think the Porsche Cayenne has the market cornered on ridiculously fast, large sport-utes? ASI is here to tell you to think again with the new Invader. Based on the Lexus LX570, the ASI Invader packs a host of (largely unspecified) performance and visual upgrades to take the soccer-mom-mobile into serious hot-rodding territory.

Upgrading the lux-ute's 5.7-liter V8, ASI has boosted power up from 380 horsepower in stock form to around 600. The result is a 0-60 sprint in less than five seconds. And lest ye forget, the four second range is insanely quick for just about anything this side of a supercar, much less a big SUV like the LX 570.

To go along with the performance modifications – which we also gather include suspension and (hopefully) brake upgrades – ASI has also imbued its Invader with a series of appearance and aerodynamic "enhancements" to give it the visual attitude to go with the power boost. Successful? Ahem, well, you're certainly not going to miss it, are you?

[Source: Automobiles Review via World Car Fans]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      The only thing it's invading, is my good taste...
        • 5 Years Ago
        i was about to write "invade my ..." :P
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Think the Porsche Cayenne has the market cornered on ridiculously fast, TERRIBLY UGLY, large sport-utes?"

      There. I fixed it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I was thinking it really just needs to have the "ly" deleted from "ridiculously" and it's fairly perfect. I can't argue with your insertion, however.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, the manufacturers seem to be in a contest to out-ugly each other, especially with the Fake-Ute category. That Audi monstrosity is still the king of ugly, but Lexus has just thrown down and told Porsche that it is now a player in the ugly ute class.
      • 5 Years Ago
      doghouse looks like a giant Saab - and by giant Saab I mean horrible.
      • 5 Years Ago
      uhhhh... looks like porsche/audi rs bodykit on a lexus. wth.
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow, this is umm... unexpected.

      though not exactly my cup of tea, it's interesting to see Lexus cars being made a lil' less boring and a lil' more badass.... even though they could've started basically anywhere else in Lexus' lineup and done a lot better job. it's interesting to see a car so pointless that it actually makes people on AB defend the Porsche Cayenne and its utility!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The large-open-grill style is a growing trend these days, so they are playing off of that, whats wrong with that?

      ASI played on the same large-open-grill style with the body kit for the Ferrari 458

      http://www.worldcarfans.com/109092421979/ferrari-458-italia-initial-design-renderings-by-asi

      In my opinion, the 570 could look pretty good if it wasn't as flashy and over the top, e.g. vertical led strings & quad fogs, if simplified i would be more interested.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice effort in attempt to polish a turd... but you just can't.
      • 5 Years Ago
      absolutely hideous.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Save it for the next Star Wars movie.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like a white version darth vader. Oh wait, thats the stig!
      • 5 Years Ago
      ...lets just say the guys driving Pontiac Azteks are hoping this gets built.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gimme a Raptor over this (and the Cayenne). That is the type of 'Sport' vehicle with utility I want.

      ...but I will give the Invader one note of praise - It does accelerate well if the sub-5 0-60 is true.
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