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Old 10-07-12, 10:45 PM   #31
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For those wondering, he was at Fuji Speedway.
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Old 10-08-12, 05:08 AM   #32
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Thanks for pointing out post 8. I scrolled through it a few times and never saw the badge info or the text. Need better glasses
I know it's easier said than done, but Lexus should convert all unsold LFAs (sold to Lexus USA and not end buyers) to be like this spyder.
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It says LFA P003. ... See post #7...

"P" is for prototype... For example the us still has the Pearl Yellow Badge # P014

Also, here is a better shot either way ....

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Old 10-11-12, 12:53 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by S2000toIS350 View Post
Reflecting on the video, I get a stronger sense that the LFA platform was designed to support a convertible model.

Jay was blasting around on this one off and never pointed to an issue like body flex or any noises typically experienced in a poorly executed convertible issue of a coupe.

Also, I believe in previous videos, a CF roll bar was present. Any ideas if this was remove able, retractable or is there another LFA vert out there?
Yeah I'm very curious too. Lexus's first attempt at a topless LFA looked ugly because of the added CF roll bar and it was a clear indication that the car needed that kind of reinforcement to maintain its rigidity. This one however has no roll bar and yet JL did not complain about it. Either Lexus did some hidden reinforcements to the car's body and/or chassis or JL simply did not push the car hard enough to notice the loss of rigidity (or the fact he did not test drive a regular LFA for comparison).
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I had another look at the video and there appears to be carbon fiber bars behind the seats that terminate vertically near the top of the seats.

That being said, my sense is the roll bar we saw in the earlier drifting videos is removable (and that is is the same car).
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