I've heard of spun bearings on 2zz and 1zz motors too.
Btw, I read somewhere that Lotus guys say this car is a competition to the Ariel Atom. And they said it would outhandle it and be quicker around the track. Not sure if it's true but it was an interesting read ...makes me want to compare to to a ariel atom.. but that thing is just way faster than the lotus. and at 1/2 the cost