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  1. Sterling Sackey

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    Ride along at Autoclub Speedway, likely the same yellow pre-production car again:

     
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  2. Tcar

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    The 2000 GTs are really cool...

    I've only seen 4 or 5 of them....
     
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    #328 Sterling Sackey, Oct 22, 2019
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    and I usually love alcantara. oh well
     
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    There are some truly wild LFAs out there, many of them not to my taste but it's cool to see people go crazy with the specifications versus some cars which come out of the factory all looking the same.
     
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    Bad, but not as bad as the brown exterior with orange interior car

    Lexus was only willing to do alcantara steering wheels on very late cars (with an uncharge)
     
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  8. NürScud

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    Saw one in person last year in Cologne. What a car!
     
  9. sunline

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    Great post. We need an LFA owners meet set up in the US. Gotta love the line of the 2000 GT!
     
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    Was at the Tokyo motor show today. I didn't get a picture but there is a neat display in the back area of the Lexus area. They have a room with an LFA. They had a presentation with the sound of the LFA driving along with a great light display. What an amazing sounding car!
     
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    This is part of the reason I like cars like the LFA - for Lexus / Toyota, this car meant enough to them that they are still championing its cause and letting it be the face of the brand almost a decade after it was originally unveiled.

    If it means this much to them after so much time, imagine how much time, effort, and dedication they put into the engineering and development process. The chief engineer himself was quoted saying that he expected to cry when the LFA program ended. You don't get that sort of passion from a mass-producer of sports cars or supercars, who are on to the next model after a 1 or 2 year cycle.
     
  12. Ak Jim

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    The room with the LFA was completely packed!
     
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    \Was this the event?

     
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  14. Ak Jim

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    Yes. I think it was very nicely done.
     
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    #340 Sterling Sackey, Oct 29, 2019
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    LFA #332 is for sale, this is a Nurburgring package car in non-standard Red (3P0) (four colors were offered "standard" for the Nurburgring, but Lexus let buyers choose from the full color palette if desired). 5,819 miles as of listing. P.O.A.

    Interesting note, this is one of the few LFA Nurburgring examples without the rear winglets option seen on most LFAs.

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  16. sunline

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    Very nice!!
     
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    The corresponding video for the Sport Auto Supertest from 2010, which shows some of the testing that was conducted:

     
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    Nick Trott, editor of evo, summed up the Lexus supercar in these words: “The LFA deservedly made the final five of the best cars evo magazine has ever driven. Flawless build quality, meticulous construction and exquisite detail dovetails with a sublime engine, engaging dynamics and supercar performance. The result? A true automotive jewel.”

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    Did they include the plaque number on the sale page? I have a friend who documented every LFA that came stateside and others, but has never caught this example.
     
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    No, but based on some research with the VIN it looks like this car is #151.
     
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