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Old 06-28-12, 03:03 PM   #61
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You guys are reading way too much into this :-).

And btw, Lexus Europe said that this is not special edition LFA but that they are testing some parts.
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Old 06-28-12, 03:44 PM   #62
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like i said, when the car goes into the production, i will revisit this thread on this topic.

working on a project car for a year is nothing compared to all the r&d for future vehicles
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Old 06-28-12, 03:51 PM   #63
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Maybe I read it differently than you guys. But I don't think I'm wrong. They didn't confirm which models they would work on, but have confirmed the LS was a project. Well, the LS was shown off to a group of people who took a tour of the TMG facilities back last year in Autumn. If you go by that information, the car has been 'worked on' for almost a year, probably at least a year as of now. What would be the reason to have a car worked on for year, that appears done if it won't be produced? This quote here makes me believe that the car is ready, or at least close to being ready and it is the first 'TMG' model (depending on what they call it). Another quote from the article He's giving nothing away, but obviously he alluded to the fact the Lexus LS was chosen by the people in Japan (headquarters). So if it's the first 'TMG' model, and was chosen by the people in charge in Japan- I take that as it will be the first car shown off and made by TMG, whatever name they want to call it.
Tons of business projects, not only cars..........are worked on for years and get cancel at the last moment for various reasons........mainly if the company don't think is profitable.

R&D takes money, tooling up for production takes tons of money too. Sometime even if the R&D is finish, they can still decide it is not worth it to put it into production.

I am pretty sure the LFA project was all done in 2005, it took TMC another 5 years to decide to put it into production. The V10 NSX was running on the track in prototype form a few years ago, got cancelled at the end. That was a whole new FR chassis, V10 engine and tranny, all scrapped. Now they switched to a Mid mounted V6 hybrid AWD format. You just never know until it is in the showroom

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Old 06-28-12, 03:57 PM   #64
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Tons of business projects, not only cars..........are worked on for years and get cancel at the last moment for various reasons........mainly if the company don't think is profitable.

R&D takes money, tooling up for production takes tons of money too. Sometime even if the R&D is finish, they can still decide it is not worth it to put it into production.

I am pretty sure the LFA project was all done in 2005, it took TMC another 5 years to decide to put it into production. The V10 NSX was running on the track in prototype form a few years ago, got cancelled at the end. That was a whole new FR chassis, V10 engine and tranny, all scrapped. Now they switched to a Mid mounted V6 hybrid AWD format. You just never know until it is in the showroom

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Well Lexus had an aluminum LFA and decided to go "***** out" with carbon fiber. The project wasn't going to get canceled they just made it better

Honda is full of **** and promised a car faster than the GT-R and then blames the devil, Obama, hitler, Nostradamus, economy, leman brothers, wall st. 2 for them being pussies and not making a v-10 nsx.. So an Ohio built v-6 hybrid awd model is coming. They raced the v-10 in gt racing in Japan and did well with it though the other car brands had to give permission for it to race since its not a production car.
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Well Lexus had an aluminum LFA and decided to go "***** out" with carbon fiber. The project wasn't going to get canceled they just made it better
Yeah you are right.

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Honda is full of **** and promised a car faster than the GT-R and then blames the devil, Obama, hitler, Nostradamus, economy, leman brothers, wall st. 2 for them being pussies and not making a v-10 nsx.. So an Ohio built v-6 hybrid awd model is coming.
LOL, Honda have always been pussies, to this day they still refused to make a RWD V8 luxury car Nissan did it and even Hyundai have step up in a huge way. Honda, if you are listening, doesn't matter how good you make your V6s, it would NEVER feels and sounds like a V8.

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They raced the v-10 in gt racing in Japan and did well with it though the other car brands had to give permission for it to race since its not a production car.
For what it worth, the HSV-010 shriek sicker then the LFA. Mainly due to the tiny displacement 3.4L V8.

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Old 06-29-12, 01:44 PM   #66
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I just hope the LS they make isn't watered down so much from the TMG LS we have seen specs and pictures of.
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Old 06-29-12, 02:24 PM   #67
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Here is the link to the video, couldn't figure out how to embed the video.
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lol video posted twice before, post #18 and post #43

nonetheless, good stuff
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lol video posted twice before, post #18 and post #43

nonetheless, good stuff
oh ok..ahaha...looked on page 3 and 4 but didn't see it so I thought it wasn't posted.
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nah it's cool. personally don't mind, since this is one exciting car and lexus continues to improve it!
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Apparently this car is a prototype as confirmed by official sources :

http://lexusenthusiast.com/2012/07/0...many/#comments
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Honda is full of **** and promised a car faster than the GT-R and then blames the devil, Obama, hitler, Nostradamus, economy, leman brothers, wall st. 2 for them being pussies and not making a v-10 nsx..
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I just hope the LS they make isn't watered down so much from the TMG LS we have seen specs and pictures of.
It would be a sure bet that it will be watered down quite a bit. That test mule is pretty hardcore. And boost will be turn down to make no more then what stock S63, B7, S8, XJ SuperSport makes, which is about 550 hp.
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We'll just have to wait. Hopefully in the coming months.
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Apparently this car is a prototype as confirmed by official sources :

http://lexusenthusiast.com/2012/07/0...many/#comments
Apparently, it's not.

Confirmed: No Lexus LFA Special Editions Planned
http://lexusenthusiast.com/2012/07/0...tions-planned/
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Despite the two mystery prototypes (see: AD-A & AD-B) currently racing around Nürburgring, Lexus has no special edition LFAs planned.

These LFA units spotted at Nürburgring are one-off vehicles developed by the TMC technical division, and are currently being tested for technical purposes only,” Etienne Plas, senior manager of product communications for Lexus Europe, told me via email, “We have no plans to produce and sell any new special edition of the LFA.”
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