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Old 01-26-11, 11:14 AM   #16
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most have the red interior, interesting. but that would be my color choice anyway.

interesting how they make the first year only for the standard colors, i wonder what is the reason behind that
I really think it has something to do with paint availability. Granted anyone can mix paint, but many of the 20 special colors are not on the current Toyota/Lexus paint palette.
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It is really incredible to see this level of customization and attention to detail from a "mainstream" luxury brand like Lexus. Even though I gawked at every press and prototype photo, and built however many hundred LFAs on Lexus.com, seeing this type of customization and unique craftsmanship on production cars just brings my appreciation to a completely different level.

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Wow, surprised so far to see how many people ordered LFAs with the lighter wheel options. I was expecting to see more dark finish wheels being chosen. Then again, these are only 6 for now, so I'm sure we will see a lot more of the dark wheel option in the future.
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Wow, so the red interior is already played out for the LFA.

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I'm really digging the red interiors. Hope I see one of these cars on the road.
Yeah I agree. I like the red but its time to see others! I'm pretty sure we'll see more colors as time goes on.
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Am I the only one who thinks the craftsmanship and attention to detail is far superior on the production models to those of the prototypes??
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Am I the only one who thinks the craftsmanship and attention to detail is far superior on the production models to those of the prototypes??
that makes sense right?
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woohoo! great post! love the breakdown of each car!

a couple typos i spotted.

#005 has 'Red' Instrument Panel, Door Panel and Center Console
#026 looks like it has the Buff Polish Wheels.
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It is really incredible to see this level of customization and attention to detail from a "mainstream" luxury brand like Lexus. Even though I gawked at every press and prototype photo, and built however many hundred LFAs on Lexus.com, seeing this type of customization and unique craftsmanship on production cars just brings my appreciation to a completely different level.

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Well said. The details in this car are impeccable.

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Am I the only one who thinks the craftsmanship and attention to detail is far superior on the production models to those of the prototypes??
Haha stating the obvious? The Pursuit of Perfection. Kaizen, continuous improvement. duh!

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woohoo! great post! love the breakdown of each car!

a couple typos i spotted.

#005 has 'Red' Instrument Panel, Door Panel and Center Console
#026 looks like it has the Buff Polish Wheels.
Changes made. Good lookin' out. Cutting and pasting was easy to a certain extent. LOL
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Am I the only one who thinks the craftsmanship and attention to detail is far superior on the production models to those of the prototypes??
Well of course, that is why they are called pre-production prototypes. Prototypes, as in not in production yet, as in some last-minute minor details still being tweaked or changed, and exterior and interior panel fitments not at production specs.
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Haha stating the obvious? The Pursuit of Perfection. Kaizen, continuous improvement. duh!

True. I mean the fit, finish, attention to details and quality is just astonishing.

Flipside: Is there any chance on earth you could get one of those LFAs on a weight scale and somehow see how much those LFAs are weighing??? Thanks.
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True. I mean the fit, finish, attention to details and quality is just astonishing.

Flipside: Is there any chance on earth you could get one of those LFAs on a weight scale and somehow see how much those LFAs are weighing??? Thanks.
it only makes sense considering the buyers are paying 400k. lexus can't afford the kind of quality control on some other lexus, that's going to be epic
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The CF looks well done, it lines up nicely. Especialy the passenger side where it curves near the door! The f&f is beautiful, even the all black is easy to see the craftsmanship.
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Impressive writeup and photos! Looking forward to part 3. Btw does anyone know if there will be an official 0-60 numbers with the launch control functioning?
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I read on some Poster for a dealership showing the LFA, that it was 3.2 seconds. At least that was their claim. Lexus says 3.6 to 100kmh, so maybe 3.5 3.4 or something?
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True. I mean the fit, finish, attention to details and quality is just astonishing.

Flipside: Is there any chance on earth you could get one of those LFAs on a weight scale and somehow see how much those LFAs are weighing??? Thanks.
Hmm you must have never owned a Lexus before.

I doubt it but i'm sure it can happen...

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Impressive writeup and photos! Looking forward to part 3. Btw does anyone know if there will be an official 0-60 numbers with the launch control functioning?
Thanks.

As far as officiated numbers, we have to wait and see if Lexus will publish those numbers. I'm guessing they will at some point in time.
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