Queen Bey isn’t the only one who keeps hot sauce in her bag. From the looks of it, there are plenty of folks at Lexus who’ve got Sriracha on the brain. How do we know? The company’s signature offering at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show was a Sriracha-themed 2017 Lexus IS. Whether it will be available at your Van Nuys Lexus dealership is — dare we say it — the burning question of the day.
The Lexus Sriracha IS features a Sriracha-toned exterior finish that we’re told contains a liberal helping of the actual hot sauce. Green accents (the same color as the signature bottle cap) can be found on the brake calipers, outside mirrors, exhaust tips, and grille surround. The theme continues inside the vehicle, with custom Lexus IS Sriracha stitching on the seats, the Sriracha rooster logo, and heated seats.
Other touches include a “Sriracha” setting where the Sport setting would normally be, and a “Sriracha Hot” setting for the climate controls. If anyone missed the message, the car’s key fob contains a Sriracha dispenser, and the trunk contains a few dozen bottles of the hot stuff.
At the very least, this car should have all the fun of driving a factory-spec Lexus IS available at Keyes Lexus, which is still saying plenty. We’re mostly amused by this, especially since it’s not often you see a luxury car company let its hair down the way Lexus has with this unique take on a new Lexus car.
There’s no indication for now whether this will be a production trim or option package for the Lexus IS. We’re guessing it’s just an example of a few people kicking back after work, asking “What do you think would happen if…?” and then taking that question through to its logical conclusion. For now, we have the decidedly cool Lexus IS in stock at Keyes Lexus, located at 5905 Van Nuys Blvd. in Van Nuys, CA. It’s got style to spare, and plenty of room in the trunk for your favorite hot sauce.