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The Lexus LFA that brings purists to tears

An LFA turned into a professional drift car, how could it get more crazy?

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Yoichi Imamura, a D1 Grand Prix driver in 2015 saved a salvage title Lexus LFA from meeting its demise in a scrap yard, but the decision made the Yamaha V10 lovers upset.

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Damaged by floodwater not long after purchase, the LFA was planned to be scrapped and used for parts, then Imamura decided to come to the rescue. Not long after, one of the first things he had done to it was swap a NASCAR Toyota TRD engine with a power output of 1,000 bhp to the rear wheels, putting the V10 to absolute shame. He and his OTG racing team slapped a widebody kit with a huge rear wing, some decals, a 6-speed manual transmission. After quite a lot of failed attempts at the engineering process of making the car function and minor inconveniences along the way, it was finally done.

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Even though Yoichi Imamura didn't win any championships in the Lexus LFA, it is considered to be a modern marvel of engineering not known by many people. Its current whereabouts are unknown, perhaps in a warehouse somewhere because it cost too much to maintain, or even being prepped for another season of drift championships...

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Comments (11)

  • Honestly, the worst part is the engine swap. But if it was saved from a scrapyard, it gets a pass from me…

      29 days ago
  • This guy had guts

      29 days ago
  • The sexiest and most expensive drift car... in the world

      29 days ago
  • The true Supra spiritual successor

      29 days ago
  • I would have taken the V10 for free

      29 days ago
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