Discussion in 'Lexus Lounge' started by krew, Mar 19, 2015.
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As dumbfounded as I am, I am eager to find out where the V10 finds a new home!
This one surely isn't one of the orginals, right?
Are you asking if this is a real LFA? It sure is, unfortunately. The engine was swapped out along with other modifications.
Maybe someone should make LFA replicas so that the real ones don't get destroyed.
What makes this worse is that the whole car is sponsored by the Osaka Toyopet Group, a Toyota/Lexus dealership group in Japan.
They should put the nascar engine in the next LFA
Why would they deviate from the LFA's F1 racing engine heritage to something like NASCAR. LFA's V10 is head and shoulders above a NASCAR engine, which is mostly antiquated technology. Not to mention, it does not sound half as good as the LFA's V10.
The V8 engine is likely cheaper and easier to fix for what they're doing, kind of like how many in the drifting world run GM's LS motors. Yeah it destroys the "JDM" ness but it gets results (cheap to make horsepower and fix).
Enter restoration year 20xx. Guess I have to write that one off. Damn, what a waste.
I read somewhere online where this particular LFA was a tsunami recovered vehicle?