Discussion in 'Lexus' started by Giannis, Oct 20, 2009.
Actually yes. Anyway, I think its my favorite thread, I'll keep posting here to keep it alive.
So there is a maximum post limit per thread, yes?? Should it not mean they would close the thread and open a new one regardless??
A Part2/continuation thread is supposed to be automatically created when a thread reaches 1000 replies. This was needed in the old vBulletin software because threads were getting to heavy and loaded the server. I am not sure that this feature is carried over to this software. I have to ask the administrator for this.
LFA and Aventador doing the mess around in the twisties
Gazoo Lexus LFA wins the SP8 class in the Nurburgring 24-hours series and places #15 out of 169 overall with a quickest lap time of 8:44
Looks like the only cars in the top 14 are from the highly modified SP9 class. Great outcome of the race for Gazoo.
Looks like an owner taking delivery in Norway. (Translations via Google)
Even in black metallic car can not exactly be called discreet ... Lexus LFA consists of 60 percentage carbon, while the rest is aluminum and titanium.
Lexus LFA in Norway - the white skilter!
Rune got their hands on the Nordic region's only Lexus LFA. We got to ride during the first test run in Oslo!
Thursday 7th June 2012, at. 10:38
By Stein Inge Stølen
It may seem crazy to spend 4.3 million on a vehicle. However, when both units go a concert, an art and a supercar at the same time, in addition to the owner is the largest Lexus enthusiast, investment begins to get a rational tone. waited for five years - This I have awaited since 2008, says Rune Berge Vik while he is intrigued and study the lines on the black necklace that is exhibited in his Lexus showrooms at Storo in Oslo. With a 40-valve V10 of 4.8 liters and 560 hp, this is a car that easily compete with the greatest Italians in both track and road. But the magic does not stop there: The sound, which is signed Yamaha Music Department, is of a character that you need far back in history to match. On the way up to 9000 rpm is it a cascade of overtones that are changed several times, in addition to sending the car to a hundred in 3.7 seconds ...
The white signs, of course!
- There are so many delicate details of the vehicle, said the contractor from Vadheim in Sogn, now living in Stavanger.
He shows us around and point out some peculiarities, such as the use of carbon everywhere. During the untreated carbon fiber rear hatch is visible, which shows that this is a hardcore supercar. Inside the cabin he demonstrates the starting procedure and the instruments' party piece: The clocks are analog and moves from side to side depending on the driving mode, but the instruments are digital.
- Analog instruments are simply not fast enough to monitor the engine lightning fast response, says Rune.
And he does what I and everyone else in the room has been waiting for: He fires up the engine.
This is the most awesome sound we've heard in a standard road ever! About the same time comes the Lexus representative, Jan Christian Holm, with signs that have just been taken at Vehicle Licensing Agency. Yes, that's right - the car will be registered! Not enough of it: Now test run, for the first time. And we need to sit on!
(Nice audio in the video on that page)
On display in New Zealand.
Corporate car at Redmond Town Center in Washington
At the Shanghai F1 circuit
Awesome pictures! Thanks, Guibo.
Reader’s Rides: It’s Good To Be Akio Toyoda
By Bertel Schmitt on May 16, 2012
Today, I happened to be at Toyota’s Tokyo headquarters in order to personally get to the bottom of numbers nobody seems to care about.
There was a minor riot in the usually zen-like lobby of 1-4-18 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku. TTAC was there to investigate …
Toyota employees, who usually pass the cars on display in the reception area without the slightest hesitation, rushed to a matte-black Lexus LFA parked near the entrance. One woman touched the car as if it was a sacred object.
Another man impulsively checked himself. It is hot again in Tokyo, and people start to perspire. “Do I also?” asked this man before he approached the black car.
The matte-black LFA looked like any other $375,000 supercar Lexus makes in Motomachi. Except …
This is a used car! A used car in Toyota’s holy halls? It looks new to you? Have a look at this:
Spend some time in Japan, and you will run into the dreaded Shaken sticker. Shaken is the third degree the Japanese government gives people’s cars after three years when the cars are new, and then every two, to make sure that the cars are in working order, allegedly. The examination is so expensive and so rigorous that many Japanese rather buy a new car, much to the joy of the Japanese car industry. Most Japanese prefer “pika-pika” (new and shiny) over “boro-boro” (old and tired) anyway.
Now, for some Shaken arcana. The Shaken sticker of the matte black LFA expires in December of the 25th year of the current Heisei period of Emperor Akihito. Heisei 25 equals 2013, deduct three years …. OMG, this car was registered in December of 2010!
This makes it one of the first cars of the very limited 500 car production run of the LFA. Production of the LFA started in December 2010. Who owns that rare used car?
Discreet inquiries produced the suggestion that the owner of the used car works at Toyota. It is Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota. The suspicion was confirmed when a polite lady approached the crowd, bowed, and said:
“Sumimasen, he needs his car back.”
PS: The image quality may not be up to TTAC standards. The pictures were taken with my cellphone, and my hands were shaken
i have fallen off the matte bandwagon but the LFA looks like Darth frickin' Vader in that paint treatment.
LOL. That is true.
LFA #322 - Nürburgring Package
Blue is the business for this car and is absolutely electrifying in real life. Great to see that people are appreciative of the cars technical acumen and are still taking delivery.
So it looks like LFA owners get a book that includes pics of their actual car being built.
Green machine at Lexus of Orlando
The Red one is superb!!!
that's a cool idea to have a book of pics as its being built. I love how Lexus is going about doing this.
Out of curiosity, do any other high-end carmakers document each individual car being made to be offered or given to the customer? I could see Pagani and some other of the more boutique makers doing something like that, but I have not heard or seen anything from A-M, Ferrari, etc. doing that, especially for their really special cars, i.e. Enzo successor, One-77, Veyron.
Ferrari does with the 599 GTO, and probably the Enzo too. I would expect these manufacturers to allow the customers to view their car as it goes through the assembly line and they can record or take as many photo as they want.
While it is a nice touch, the booklet seems a bit cheap compare to the one Ferrari hands out to the owners of the 599 GTO. At least it should be leather bound, with additional information about the car along with photos of the assembly process.
Not sure if these photos have been posted before. Fantastic colour combination, white with red interior+carbon trim.
First delivery of LFA Nurburgring Edition in Germany [Lexus Europe]
That white LF-A Nur edition. Omigosh. I N S A N E. That's just too special to give words that do justice. I don't care how (relatively) slow it is in the acceleration regimes which no one but Autobahn users would realistically concern themselves with - you'd have to park an F12berlinetta next to it to avert my gaze.
Are you talking about the authentication book issued by Ferrari's Classiche department? The GTO book is nicely produced, but it almost seems like a self-serving method of trying to guarantee residuals and image of the marque (not that there is anything wrong with that), what with its considerable emphasis on authenticity and warnings against non-factory parts. (Yeah, of course it's authentic and original. The book was made before the original owner took delivery.) It will be interesting to see how values hold up in the long run.
The LFA booklet itself may be cheap, but the overall experience probably isn't. Leather binding vs personalized instruction on the Nordschleife + a year's pass (for NRing Edition buyers)...I know which one I'd rather have.
That says it all.