The #014 Lexus LFA Arrives in Costa Rica


Lexus LFA #014

The following is an email I received from Purdy Motor employee Mauricio Barquero. Purdy Motor is the Lexus distributor in Costa Rica and is run by Lexus race driver Javier Quirós, who has just taken delivery of his red #014 LFA.

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Javier Quirós´ LFA arrived to Costa Rica today. Mr. Quirós is the president of Purdy Motor (Toyota Group distributor in the country) and also he was one of the Gazoo Racing Team drivers which had a great performance in Nurburgring (link) a few years ago. He has the opportunity to race with the LFA #14.

His LFA is red (code 3P0) and the interior is all in black leather with red stitches.

He invited some of his closest friends and closest employees to share with him the opening of the container in which the LFA traveled from Japan. We were very excited. When the container doors were open we saw the back of the LFA and we couldn’t say a word.

Lexus Japan sent the protocol to pull the car out of the container, and slowly the car began to show its stunning figure and great color. We still couldn’t believe the car that we had in front of us. SIMPLE AMAZING !!!!!!

As soon the car was pulled out of the container Mr. Quirós followed the protocol to start the engine and the sound of the engine was like a symphony to the ears.

Loyal to his racing spirit Mr. Quirós decided to celebrate his new purchase making some donuts into the building with his LFA. You could hear the great sound of the engine in each donut that he made. He had a big smile in his face, he was like a kid with a new toy:

Mr. Quirós requested to Mr Akio Toyota that his LFA must be the #14 in the production line, because during his life he have had a lot of racing cars and always use the #14.
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(Special thanks to Mauricio for putting all this together, and to Mr. Quirós for his permission to post this.)

Comments


  • Travis

    I am beyond jealous…….. :`-(

  • 05RollaXRS

    Amazing stuff!! Gazoo racer buys and LFA and get exactly the same number as the race car. Soooo cool!!

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    05RollaXRS wrote:Amazing stuff!! Gazoo racer buys and LFA and get exactly the same number as the race car. Soooo cool!!

    Yeah, I loved this story. Just perfect. :-)

  • 05RollaXRS

    Lexus LFA setting a new world record of the fastest lap ever on the Goodwood track: 1:22.62

    Fabulous video indeed!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABzcxTkcizg&feature=player_embedded

  • Tilps

    Wow last record was 1.24.80 ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    dang…

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    not a big fan of that single reverse light… weird and nowhere as aggressive as America’s double reverse lights.

  • Stan

    Hmm.. isn’t there a break-in period? Is that safe to do donuts right away?

  • ROAD RUNNER 007

    Every LF-A was tested – driven and certified before it was shipped from Japan, its a Lexus mandatory protocol to folllow, each owner recieves authencity documentation for the kms on each vehicle.

  • RollaXRS

    Tilps wrote:Wow last record was 1.24.80 ?

    Yeah, that was set by AutoWeek Europe and also was done in the Lexus LFA. Now Lexus beat its own record.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Stan wrote:Hmm.. isn’t there a break-in period? Is that safe to do donuts right away?

    The LFA electronically limits the engine during its break-in period, so there’s not really any way to damage the engine or transmission.

  • toyotaclassics

    krew wrote:

    Stan wrote:Hmm.. isn’t there a break-in period? Is that safe to do donuts right away?

    The LFA electronically limits the engine during its break-in period, so there’s not really any way to damage the engine or transmission.

    plus it takes next to zero torque to do donuts on a smooth warehouse floor with new oily tires.

    Real jealous. Even for those who can afford one, there are none left for us Canadians. :`-(

  • mack

    the gauge is siiick !
    wonder how you put it in reverse ?

  • http://youtube.com/icheckvtec LFAaddict

    gorgeous. and heres a great photo shoot of the yellow LFA
    http://www.gtspirit.com/2011/01/12/gallery-yellow-lexus-lfa-photoshoot/ ;-)

  • rodz

    sn’t th ttl “Lxs nthsst” n xymrn. Hw cld nyn b…

    Comment Disemvoweled by krew

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    mack wrote:the gauge is siiick !wonder how you put it in reverse ?

    If I remember correctly, you pull both shift paddles to put the car into Neutral, and then, push the Reverse button to the left of the outside of the instrument cluster.

  • Ernesto

    Solo enciende la luz de marcha atrás del lado derecho.!!!!

    ¿Es que a la izquierda no tiene luz de marcha atrás?

    Es inconcebible para lo que cuesta el coche :-o:-o:-o

  • Carlos Chaves.

    Ernesto,1 es posible que al lado izquierdo lo que tenga es la luz neblinera,que es obligatoria en algunos paises de Europa.

  • Carlos Chaves

    Podria no traer ninguna….SIGUE SIGUE SIENDO UN SUPER CHUZO………….