Yes, Your Lexus LX Goes Off Road, Especially with All This Kit

© Lexus Read on to learn about the Rebelle Rally and a modified Lexus LX 570 called the J201. There is an upcoming event called the Rebelle Rally Lexus is sponsoring a team A modified LX 570 named J201 is competing There’s this thing called the Rebelle Rally. It’s an […]



a car parked on the side of a dirt road: Read on to learn about the Rebelle Rally and a modified Lexus LX 570 called the J201.


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Read on to learn about the Rebelle Rally and a modified Lexus LX 570 called the J201.

  • There is an upcoming event called the Rebelle Rally
  • Lexus is sponsoring a team
  • A modified LX 570 named J201 is competing

There’s this thing called the Rebelle Rally. It’s an all-women, all off-road, 10-day time-distance rally/competition. The goal is to pass through several checkpoints strewn throughout California and Nevada with little more than maps, a road book, and a compass.

For 2020 Lexus is sponsoring last year’s winners Rachelle Croft and Taylor Pawley of X Elles to compete in the 2020 event kicking off October 8th. Their vehicle is a Lexus LX 570, dubbed the J201, as homage to the chassis code URJ201. And for the old-school overlander, you can see its close relationship to original Toyota Landcruisers: FJ40, 60, 80 roots.

Lifted and filled with kit, this one-off Lexus was put together by Expedition Overland, a company that builds vehicles, and also produces a video series about adventuring to remote places throughout the world. And, funny coincidence, Rachelle Croft owns Expedition Overland with her husband Clay Croft.



a car parked in the dirt: the lexus lx 570 based j201


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the lexus lx 570 based j201

Regardless, this Lexus is lifted with a modified suspension, Stoptech brakes, off-roading tires and a performance differential. A supercharger bolted to the V8 ups output to 550 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque, according to Lexus.

Gallery: Here’s a gallery of the 2021 Toyota Corolla Apex (Autoweek)

Of course, that’s all in addition to a snorkel intake, a modified bumper with high-end winch and fancy lightbar. There are also skid plates underneath and tons of space for cargo up top, in back, and next to the spare tire hanging off the end.

This Lexus is a weird combination of Luxury and off-roading. Why you want a luxury SUV as the template for an enhanced off-roading vehicle, is a bit peculiar. But, in truth, the LX 570 is just a dressed up Land Cruiser, an off-roading icon. And I suppose leather and wood can get muddy, too.



a truck driving down a dirt road: the lexus lx 570 based j201


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the lexus lx 570 based j201

If you have any interest in the Rebelle Rally, check it out here. And if you have an LX 570 and a lot of spare dough, know that there are all kinds of ways to spend it.

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