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Old 10-05-12, 03:11 PM   #16
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my oh my, the sound of exhaust is just pure evil.....i can listen to that all day every day...
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Fantastic video. I hope there is a longer version of it showing them doing 18X mph on the track as he mentioned. I can watch it all day long.
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Awesome video! I just subscribed to Jay's garage youtube channel.

The whole time I was watching the video I was saying to myself:

"Damn that's so sexy" lol
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Jay's high praise for the LFA really does say something. This guy is an automotive connoisseur.

Lexus has won over a high profile true believer with the LFA.
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leno is one lucky guy
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Man, I so wish Top Gear USA had been hosted by Jay Leno. It would have been so much more interesting than the plain awful and bland presenters who know nothing about cars and seem like they are reading a script (especially, Rutledge and Ferrera).
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Only Jay has the $$$ to bring a film crew to the LFA factory. I wonder how much he offered to pay for that LFA Spyder???? Nice find btw.
im sure he did offer but i doubt they will sell it. i wonder if he will buy one of the LFA's thats floating around people are trying to flip

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^^^^ after a review like that, how can he not offer to buy an LFA on the spot? It just doesn't make sense to me.
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^^^^ after a review like that, how can he not offer to buy an LFA on the spot? It just doesn't make sense to me.
what makes you think he's not offered an lfa?
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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?
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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?
I was wondering about that as well. In order to maintain the torsional rigidity, how much reinforcement did Lexus need to add (if any) and hence making the Spuder heavier. Ofcourse, it does not have the weight of any motors, mechanical machinery to operate a top.


A few things I noticed:

1 - Jay Leno was blown away by the grip of the LFA. That was thanks to the Nurburgring edition Potenza RE70 tires the Spyder had been transplanted with (including the wheels from 'ring).

2 - It is great to add Jay Leno as someone who was thoroughly impressed by the transmission of the LFA around the race track and its mechanical efficiency and downshifts (that includes the maestro Tsuchiya San).
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what makes you think he's not offered an lfa?
He said how come LENO did not offer to BUY a LFA, not the other way around ......
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At around 5:35 mark, the badge number was visible, but I could not quite made out what it says.
Is it R001? if it is, what is the significance of it?
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He said how come LENO did not offer to BUY a LFA, not the other way around ......
oops, indeed, my apology
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At around 5:35 mark, the badge number was visible, but I could not quite made out what it says.
Is it R001? if it is, what is the significance of it?
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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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