EXCLUSIVE: The first production LFAs arrive in the USA!!! PART 1 - ClubLexus - Lexus Forum Discussion

Go Back  ClubLexus - Lexus Forum Discussion > Lexus Model Forums > LFA Model (2012)
EXCLUSIVE: The first production LFAs arrive in the USA!!! PART 1 >

EXCLUSIVE: The first production LFAs arrive in the USA!!! PART 1

Notices
LFA Model (2012)

EXCLUSIVE: The first production LFAs arrive in the USA!!! PART 1

Old 01-19-11, 09:25 AM
  #1  
flipside909
Lexus Connoisseur
Thread Starter
 
flipside909's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 19,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default EXCLUSIVE: The first production LFAs arrive in the USA!!! PART 1

The suspense is over...the first three LFAs are here!!!

#003, #006 and #026 are now out of the box. There are still a few more that haven't been unveiled yet.





More on the first LFA deliveries here.

Last edited by flipside909; 01-19-11 at 10:04 AM.
flipside909 is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 09:46 AM
  #2  
flipside909
Lexus Connoisseur
Thread Starter
 
flipside909's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 19,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Silver LFA in the sun:



Black (Glossy) LFA with polished wheels:



Black (212) and Whitest White (079)

flipside909 is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 10:08 AM
  #3  
gengar
Moderator: LFA, Clubhouse
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NV
Posts: 4,854
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Very nice, thanks for the pictures and the write-up. Of the standard colors, silver was my second choice and it looks great.
gengar is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 10:10 AM
  #4  
flipside909
Lexus Connoisseur
Thread Starter
 
flipside909's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 19,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

The official oil of the 1LR-GUE V10. Mobil 1 5w-50

flipside909 is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 11:39 AM
  #5  
S2000toIS350
Lexus Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: IL
Posts: 2,064
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Thanks for the joyous arrivals.

Quick thoughts.

The silver car side view confirms the key hole in the doors (I had been told this would be the case).

No plastic wrap on the crated cars, unlike local Japan deliveries.

The driver was wearing gloves. Gotta love the respoect given to someone else's dream toy. Half a dozen folks to just see if things are ok out of the box. I think the guy outside with the camera is Mr. Williamson, the national head of training.

I think all three have red calipers (a trend perhaps?) Two for sure have the dreaded shark fin from configuration 3 (silver and white ones). Does the black car also have the shark fin.

No headlight washers that I could see. Is this true?

Did any of the cars have winglets?

The silver car has red seats. Any more details about the interior configurations?
S2000toIS350 is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 11:46 AM
  #6  
H22VTEC
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by flipside909 View Post
Black (Glossy) LFA with polished wheels:

What's going on with the side mirror in this pic?
H22VTEC is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 11:59 AM
  #7  
S2000toIS350
Lexus Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: IL
Posts: 2,064
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

The mirror looks turned in for shipping.
S2000toIS350 is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 12:03 PM
  #8  
H22VTEC
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

lol ah yes!
the glare makes it look funny
H22VTEC is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 12:27 PM
  #9  
gengar
Moderator: LFA, Clubhouse
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NV
Posts: 4,854
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by S2000toIS350 View Post
I think all three have red calipers (a trend perhaps?) Two for sure have the dreaded shark fin from configuration 3 (silver and white ones). Does the black car also have the shark fin.
I noticed this too. It doesn't look like the black model has the shark fin. I ordered config II specifically because I didn't like the look of the fin.

Originally Posted by S2000toIS350 View Post
No headlight washers that I could see. Is this true?
The black one looks like it has the headlight washers.
gengar is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 12:37 PM
  #10  
S2000toIS350
Lexus Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: IL
Posts: 2,064
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Gengar, changing topics, what did they end up charging for delivery?

Also, will the dealerships have a different shop rate for LFA. Get this, Chevy dealers are charging a much higher shop rate for the Volt.
S2000toIS350 is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 12:44 PM
  #11  
rominl
exclusive matchup
iTrader: (4)
 
rominl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Lovely OC
Posts: 81,244
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Default

seems like headlight washers and shark fins are "optional". i don't know, i don't like the silver much, too plain. i love the red interior
rominl is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 12:57 PM
  #12  
Joe Z
Lexus Fanatic
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Under an IS F since 2008
Posts: 12,081
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Arrow

^^ At a quick glance....
  • The Black one has the Head Light washers, Tail Light Winglits & the Shark Fin Antenna is indeed present...

  • The Silver & White have the Shark Fin Antenna as well..
    BUT NO Tail Light Winglets and NO Head Light Washers were installed and/or optioned in.

I think we know by now, these LFA's can be built just about anyway you like it



They Look Fantastically Amazing.. !!!

~ Joe Z

Last edited by Joe Z; 01-19-11 at 01:05 PM.
Joe Z is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 12:59 PM
  #13  
GFerg
Speaks French in Russian
 
GFerg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: What is G?
Posts: 12,278
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Silver is ridiculously bland. No character. The chrome like wheels look out of place on this car IMO.

Pretty damn sweet to see these getting here! Congrats to all the lucky owners!

Last edited by GFerg; 01-19-11 at 01:22 PM. Reason: Found my answer
GFerg is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 01:13 PM
  #14  
S2000toIS350
Lexus Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: IL
Posts: 2,064
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

All cars come to port in CA for uncrating and inspection.

The wheels are polished and that is one of the extra charge items like the headlamp washers and winglets (no chrome wheel option is available).
S2000toIS350 is offline  
Old 01-19-11, 01:45 PM
  #15  
G Star
Lexus Fanatic
iTrader: (2)
 
G Star's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: California
Posts: 6,897
Thanked 22 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Niiiiice. more deliveries!!
G Star is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: EXCLUSIVE: The first production LFAs arrive in the USA!!! PART 1


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: