Jonathan Ward, the mastermind behind Icon and their creations, explains what went into the third generation of their FJ44 models.
Prepare for 20 minutes of pure automotive geekery as Ward explains what’s changed in the ICON FJ models, proving once again his passion for perfection down to the last detail.
There is only one Gen.3 FJ44 so far, called the “Petersen Special” as it’s going to be displayed at the renovated Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
The main highlight is of course the LS3 V8 E-rod engine which now can be ordered with a supercharger fitted for a total of around 540hp, making this FJ44 capable of a 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds.
Other details include the new custom brakes and shock absorbers, a stronger air-conditioning system and on the cosmetic front we got new LED headlights, new rear-view mirrors made from billet aluminum, new gauges and other bespoke interior features.