The Seal is Broken
As it was a nice day the strip down of the cabinet and logging of all parts can be done. Speaking with Gary (OutRun2) just to confirm a few differences you could see that Sega built the cabinet with more quality than the previous Initial D cabinets.
The was subtle build differences as in better mountings and all the boards/panels are labelled, even though little things there just seems something more better in the build quality. When I go through each part I shall list any differences as I come across them, but for now find all photos of the strip down on the official flickr page.