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Old 05-16-12, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default Lexus LFA 2012 24-hours Nurburgring Endurance race thread

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It will be happening this weekend. Looks like only 1 LFA this year?



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Old 05-16-12, 11:59 AM   #2
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nice! hope they do well!
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Old 05-16-12, 04:58 PM   #3
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It'll be an exciting race for sure, the Nurburgring always is. Cool that they're bringing along two 86s along as well. I'm curious to see how the hang with the rest of the light, low power cars in their class (i.e. the s2000).

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Old 05-19-12, 08:28 AM   #4
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Live streaming of race here.

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Old 05-19-12, 12:12 PM   #5
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Lexus LFA currently in #1 position for SP8 class

Overall, in the #20th position.
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Old 05-19-12, 12:17 PM   #6
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3:15 PM EST
LFA in 20th place, 1, almost 2 laps down from the lead.
Nissan GT-R in 30th place 3, almost 4 laps behind the lead.

Does this mean the LFA has already lapped the GT-R at least once?
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Old 05-19-12, 12:35 PM   #7
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Looks like the GTR is huffing and puffing already.

Those poor big two turboes are losing their steam.
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Lexus LFA now at #19 overall
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Odd to see both GTRs in the SP8T class have at the sametime falled down to identical #31 position overall. Very odd. Never seen this before where both cars are dropping at the identical rate and identical position.

I wonder if all four turboes are talking to each other and running out of steam at the same rate.
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Odd to see both GTRs in the SP8T class have at the sametime falled down to identical #31 position overall. Very odd. Never seen this before where both cars are dropping at the identical rate and identical position.

I wonder if all four turboes are talking to each other and running out of steam at the same rate.
If this trend held up at the end of the race, it should almost put a counter balance on all negative drag race talks involving LFAs.
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There's more to it than that. You should probably stop saying negative things about the GTR's in the race. They might turn around and bite the chances of the LFA. Gran Turismo creator Kaz Yamauchi is piloting one of those GTR's also.
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There's more to it than that. You should probably stop saying negative things about the GTR's in the race. They might turn around and bite the chances of the LFA. Gran Turismo creator Kaz Yamauchi is piloting one of those GTR's also.
Agreed. I was just having some fun with it. Though, I believe the gap has widened almost too much.

On a serious note, those turboes are probably overheating and have seriously gone into limp mode as their position is in free fall right now. In a matter of just half an hour, both GTR have fallen an astonishing 20 and 40 position down to #49 and #72.

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It could be from more than just a turbo problem. There's over 150 cars, who knows what the issue is. http://gazooracing-nur2012.com/ has a live GPS of where the Gazoo teams are located, LFA and GT-86's.
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LFA holding steady at #19
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