Liberty Walk (or LB Works) are a company who have been on our radar for a long time. The Geneva Motor Show 2017 is the first time we’ve seen them with an official presence at the Swiss motor show though, which shows how popular they have become. You might love them, you might hate them, what you can’t fail to love is their passion though! Two cars on display at Geneva demonstrate this perfectly; the LB Works Ferrari 488 GTB and LB Works McLaren 650S.
LB Works explain that in the old days in Japan, “Kaido Racers” as they were referred to, styled their cars by removing bumpers, retro-fitting headlights from another car and cutting and installing “overfenders.” This grass roots car culture was known to the outside world as “Bosozoku” style. The hypercars we see at Geneva are inspired by this methodology.
Since moving into the high end market, LB Works has been a regular at international motor shows. Its European Premieres are a perfect example of the philosophy. LB Works have worked on more than 200 cars in Japan and more than 350 car worldwide.
As you can see from the photos, the Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 650S embody the concept perfectly. Both cars feature dramatic riveted over fenders together with a massive rear wing and additional body components. These modifications are not sympathetic!
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