Today we’ll be taking you to Odessa, Ukraine, where you’ll meet Lyonya and his wild Lexus IS Toyota Altezza. We’ve been exchanging emails back and forth for a couple of weeks now, and after a long wait, Lyonya’s photographer Vadim stepped up and hooked us up with some absolutely stunning pictures. This Altezza is one of the last “officially” registered right-hand cars in Ukraine, and just a month after he purchased it at a Japanese auction the government completely banned right-hand cars to be imported into the country. While waiting for it to be shipped to Ukraine, Lyonya started watching Drift Tengoku, Option and Best Motoring videos, which inspired him to make this a daily driven drift car that it is now. Photos By: Vadim Uriychuk exclusively for StanceNation.com Back in 2006 when he first purchased it, drifting was still in the very early stages in Ukraine. As the months passed, Lyonya got involved in the underground drifting scene more and more. He tells us that there are currently several awesome drifters in Ukraine but majority of their cars look plain and ugly, which motivated him to do something about his Altezza. This right here is where it stands now. Custom Widebody that added about 8cm’s, Elixir aero Altezza SXE10 body kit, custom hood and APR Front bumper canards were added to the outside for that mean look, and the tail lights were repainted. While the tails may not be everyone’s cup of tea, they definitely separate this Altezza from others. The suspension was completely redone and the car is now sitting just about an inch off the ground at it’s lowest point. Cusco front and rear bars, along with TRD Rear Subframe brace keep things in place and the rare and aggressive set of SSR Koenig Wheels with that massive lip break necks on daily basis. You’ll have to scroll on the very bottom of the page to see the exact specs, but as far as we know it’s one of the most if not the most aggressive setups on the older IS/Altezzas out there! Stunning fitment aside, there is something else that this car has to offer that got us excited even more! You can find out what that is by clicking the Read More button below. What you’re looking at is a TODA 2.2 stroker kit with Garret GT2871 mounted onto the standard 3S-GE motor. Lyonya has considered the 2JZ-GTE swap, but at the end chose to go with the more sophisticated 3S-GE, which he is pretty happy with might we add. Make sure you check out the full list of modifications under that mean hood below. We won’t get into details but Lyonya tells us that next year will be epic. Let’s just that Soarer JZZ30 engine is something he is strongly considering on doing as early as this upcoming spring. Sounds to us like we’ll have yet another feature again! The interior was also completely gutted and redone. It now features a Weld-in Roll Cage, MOMO steering wheel and steering wheel hub and SABELT GT1 seats with the matching SABELT TOP FORMULA 6 seat belts. While Vadim wasn’t able to provide us with any interior pictures, we’ve dug up this older picture of it for you. (*click here for more*) Lastly, we had to ask Lyonya about some of the future plans for the car. He tells us that they are all mostly smaller things, because most of the work has already been done. The only thing he did say he wanted to change up was the color of the wheels. There is a long cold winter ahead for Ukraine, and we just have a feeling that some new ideas will come to his head on those dark, cold nights. Next year however, he plans to compete in the Ukrainian Drifting Championship, but get this, he says that he is not interested in any titles or awards, strictly to enjoy himself and put smiles on peoples faces. We’ll wrap this feature up with another great rolling shot captured by the very talented Vadim Uriychuk exclusively for StanceNation! We also want to give a big shout to all our Ukrainian fans as well as everyone over at Dropped! Wherever you are out there in the world, if you think your ride deserves the spotlight on our site, please make sure you shoot us an email! We’ll be waiting. Photos By: Vadim Uriychuk exclusively for StanceNation.com Full Spec List: Chasis Seats : SABELT GT1 Seat belts : SABELT TOP FORMULA 6 MOMO MOD 07 Steering wheel MOMO Steering wheel hub Weld-in Rollcage Custom widebody FRONT fender (custom) + 5cm REAR fender (custom) + 8 cm Elixir aero Altezza SXE10 bodykit APR Front bumper canards Custom plastic hood Taillight cover Suspension Cusco front bar Cusco rear bfar TRD Rear Subframe brace Cusco engine mounts Apexi N1 Drift Dumper C-one quick steering knuckle c-one perfomance bar Wheels SSR Koenig Wheels front 10×18 ET -5 rear 11,5×18 ET -6 225/35-18 255/35-18 Clutch Ogura Racing Clutch Ogura Lightweight fly wheel Custom short shifter Cusco 1,5-Way LSD Engine Apexi POWER FC Greddy oil temp sensor Greddy oil pres sensor Greddy water temp sensor Greddy boost sensor Greddy EGT sensor Custom Throttle Greddy Oil Pan HKS SQV BOV Greddy Intake Manifold Garrett GT2871R Greddy manifold Custom Turbo Coating TRD Timing Belt NGK Iridium 9 Race Spark Plugs TRD Oil Cap TODA Racing 3S-GE 2.2(Строкер) Engine: TODA Racing Pulley Kit TODA High Power profile CAMSHAFT 290 IN TODA High Power profile CAMSHAFT 295 Ex TODA Free Adjusting Cam Pulley TODA UP rated valve Springs TODA 2200 Low Comp Forged Piston Kit for turbo TODA High Stopper 0,5 mm Metal Head Gasket SARD 540cc SARD fuel pump SARD fuel rail Aeromotive fuel regulator 24 comments   Get Livefyre FAQ Sign in + Follow Post comment Link Newest | Oldest jimmy 5pts fav tez ever! :) Joshua Auger 5pts Elvis, these older posts have such great photography it makes me realize that the newer photos seem a bit lacking. especially some of the large event photos. Elvis 5pts Appreciate your input Joshua! Sasha 5pts props…what is two white ball inside the front grille? Joshua Auger 5pts I was wondering if the white things in the grille were the horns? If so what kind are they? GABO 5pts props...what is two white ball inside the front grille? vishant 5pts ow horns mitsuba vishant 5pts Nice, what are the two white round things behind the grill? Is it the horn? tony garcia 5pts speachless.=) TerryJ 5pts Wow i couldn't wait for a feature of this thing last time I saw it. This is a scary monster from Ukraine..That 2JZ setup is killing me,especially with the stroker kit,Wow. He drifts with this beast but I can bet that this thing would get killer times in Time Attack. Awesome photography,props to the photographer, (sky,scenery,rolling shots=Amazing). Love the car. :) BOXCAR 5pts This car is so cool. What flairs are on the back? Also what did you use for the ebrake drift button? Thanks! - Andrew z 5pts Awesome, wp on the 4th pic please! dropped 5pts thank's a lot to all for your comments white balls = horns mitsuba p.S : интересно кто скрывается под ником дрифтер уверен, смелости вряд ли хватит признаться dd 5pts what are those white balls? Revgasm 5pts i know this is a stance dedicated, but goddamn that modlist is so legit. cant wait to see this thing getting durty! bahc 5pts oh wait, it was this one, LOL Elvis 5pts LOL, you're crazy bro heheh! bahc 5pts i forgot what other blog i saw this car on, but ive been waiting and waiting for more pics of it. everything is perfect in my eyes outside of all the stickers and the tail lights. bodywork looks good, the kit is perfect, and those WHEELS are one of the sickest ive EVER seen..rare as it is, and the color makes it so perfect. are they SSR Monster, or just koenig? Elvis 5pts SSR Koenig is what the owner told us. Not sure about specifics but he'll probably chime in here anytime now. Russel 5pts Фиш, поздравляю ;) ЗЫ Очень приятно видеть знакомую красотку на забугорных порталах ^_^ JDR 5pts Well... At last... This Tezza is the most badass SXE-10 I've ever seen! And I'm very proud of it's Ukrainian (and especially Odessa) origin! In spite of some arguable stuff, this is exactly what makes this car so unique and eye-stopping. KEEP IT UP, MY FRIEND! SickleCell 5pts either this guy has insane drifting skills or he's very lucky because i see no battle scars. -.- very nice nonetheless! Elvis 5pts Car just got out of the paint shop. We'll see what it looks like next year! omg 5pts OMG! NICE!