Archive for LF-A

Pearl White & Pearl Yellow

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , on February 12, 2011 by prolifik1

I hope these are two different owners. I don’t see the point of having two… lol.

Tokyo Auto Salon 2011: Gazoo Racing LF-A

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2011 by prolifik1

We saw this back when it debuted, here it is finally used with the debris still in tact.

Lexus’ Hiromu Naruse Tribute (Video)

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2010 by prolifik1

Mr. Hiromu Naruse left the world after losing his life testing his latest masterpiece, the Lexus LF-A (See: RIP Hiromu Naruse)

Rest in Peach to Hirumo Naruse. May your legacy live on within the creations you have left behind.

Here is Lexus’ tribute to Mr. Naruse:

Lexus LFA Roadster to Debut in 2014

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by prolifik1

Lexus will move ahead with plans to deliver a roadster version of its LFA supercar, with the new model expected to debut in 2014 reports AutoWeek. Maintaining the coupes 4.8-liter V10 engine, it’s possible the drop-top exotic could get a slight bump in output above the current car’s 552-hp.

But that’s not the only new product in the pipe for the Japanese luxury brand, with a new generation of the GS model expected soon. In addition, Lexus is reportedly considering adding a new 7-seat crossover to its lineup that would slot in above the RX. Apparently Lexus owners are telling company that they aren’t as interested in features like towing capability and off-road performance and so the suggested VX model would form a more popular alternative to models like the GX. In addition, using a lighter car platform would help reduce emissions while still offering all the size luxury SUV buyers are after.

Finally, there’s a more remote possibility that Lexus will build a competitor to the BMW X6. As a crossover, rather than a true SUV it would be based on the same platform as the next-gen IS/GS models.

Seems like Toyota will be milking the hell out of this thing. I’m still shocked that this car actually sold in these days of tough times. This is coming from a Toyota fanboy too! It’s good to see it doing well, regardless of all the other drama Toyota has.  Can we see a LF-A coupe please?

via AutoGuide

Toyota’s Chief Test Driver, Hiromu Naruse, dies testing the new Lexus LF-A

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2010 by prolifik1

Tragic news, Toyota’s Chief Test Driver, Hiromu Naruse died in a fatal car accident while testing the new Lexus LF-A Nurburgring Edition on the highway 410 near the Nurburgring. He supposedly collided onto on coming traffic and collided with 2 test drivers of a BMW vehicle.

While the two BMW test drivers survived the crash, the yet-unnamed Toyota driver died behind the wheel of the recently spied LFA Nurburgring Edition he was driving.

The report says that the driver of the LF-A was 67 years old and Toyota’s chief test driver, which leads us to believe that he is Hiromu Naruse, In addition to being the company’s chief test driver, Naruse is also Akio Toyoda’s personal driver and the Godfather of the LFA.

This is the same LF-A pictured below.

Could this be a blow to Lexus sale wise? hmmm I don’t believe it would, but on a safety aspect, we still don’t know the details of this accident.

Condolences goes out to the family of the Godfather of the LF-A, Hirumo Naruse. RIP…

via Autoblog

Lexus LF-A Commercial – “Pitch”

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by prolifik1

Awesome! The LF-A is officially sold out everyone, with 1/3rd going to Europe!

Mission accomplished Toyota, now hope there are no recalls…

15th Annual T.O.R.C 2010 Toyotafest Recap – Lexus

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2010 by prolifik1

Here are the Lexus’ I took photos of at Toyotafest 2010:

Here is the LF-A simulator they had. We had to play this racing simulator game in order to get a free t-shirt custom screened at our choices of selected designs:

My girlfriend, Jera, playing the LF-A racing simulator as I waited in line to play next.

Here’s a guy screen printing my custom LF-A Shirt, I should probably take a pic of the shirt too but I don’t know where I placed it. lol

Billy Shea’s IS300, FUCKING DOPE!

GAZOO RACING Lexus LF-A Race Car

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2010 by prolifik1

Toyota Motor Company announces that it will be entering the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race. Here is the following press release:

Tokyo—TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC), which views motor sports as an ideal medium for conveying the dreams and excitement associated with motor vehicles, announces that it will continue to promote motor-sports activities as a key means of bringing more joy to people through automobiles.  TMC’s effort this year will not only reinforce its support for motor sports, but also bolster its grass-roots motor-sports activities, thereby creating more opportunities for people to easily experience the joy that motor vehicles can offer.

Motor Sports
In Japan, TMC will seek to win its second consecutive title in the Super GT GT500 class with the Lexus “SC430”, following its victory last year in both the driver and team categories.  TMC will also continue to supply engines to the Japanese championship Formula Nippon, the top category of formula car racing in Japan, with the goal of recapturing the title with a Toyota-powered car.

In the United States, meanwhile, TMC will race the Toyota “Camry” in the NASCAR pinnacle Sprint Cup Series.  TMC will also aim to win the Nationwide Series, where it has won the manufacturer’s title two times in a row along with winning its first driver title last year.  This year TMC will again race its Toyota “Tundra” in the Camping World Truck Series, hoping to extend its winning streak after having already won the manufacturer’s title for four consecutive years.

Grass-roots Motor Sports
TMC will enhance its support of consumer-participation motor sports through its GAZOO Racing1 activities, which are designed to spread the joy and dreams that motor vehicles offer.  A number of programs will be held at the Fujispeedway Motorsports Dream 2010 in late March, and TMC will incorporate feedback from participants to improve the programs and increase opportunities for even more people to participate.  In addition, TMC will enter the Lexus “LFA” in the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race2 for the third time.  Competing in this grueling race directly will allow TMC to toughen its vehicles, while the hands-on participation of TMC personnel will also help foster the caliber of personnel needed to create outstanding vehicles.

TMC will also continue the Toyota Young Drivers Program (TDP), which aims to train the world-class drivers of the future.  This year the program will assist eight drivers, including Kamui Kobayashi, who is expected to make great progress this season.

Furthermore, to promote environmentally friendly motor sports and to improve the efficiency of hybrid systems (including those for production vehicles), TMC will continue developing hybrid systems for motor sports.

Beautiful!