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      01-16-2019, 10:02 PM   #1497
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Hilarious thing is mkiv owners and previous owners are in life positions now that a 60k to 100k proper Supra would be a sure buy. With in the next 5 years ill be Lexus LC or new M4 for me. A 80k Supra(ft1) would have been a must buy.
Not only do I support a more "modest" Supra that is priced significantly lower than an M2, rather than a Supra priced in M4 territory... But I think it's the smarter move for something badged as a Toyota. I also argue this new one is priced more similarly to the last generation than a $80k Supra would be.

EDIT: I need to retract my last point regarding relative pricing. While a 1995 Supra $38k Base Liftback is $49k in today's money; the $49k Turbo Liftback works out to $80k in today's money. Interesting.
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What I dont get is if Toyota cant afford to build a proper Supra then how does everyone else do it? Isn't Toyota one of if not the biggest Auto manufacture in the world? I know GM & VW go back and fourth at #1 etc but still.. How did they afford to build the LFA? Could you imagine the much smaller Nissan outsourcing their GTR motor? They purposely designed a hand built engine for it vs just souping up the VQ that makes 350HP from 3.7 liters and revs 7500 in stock trim. They didnt want their halo car using the same or a variant of the same engine a Maxima / Pathfinder etc uses.. So Nissan didnt even take a chance with another Nissan engine let alone another brand for the whole car...
Let's be fair here, if the claim is Toyota cannot alone afford to build the Supra, then you can say the same that BMW cannot alone afford to build the Z4. It goes both ways and it looks like this joint venture was Toyota provided the investment money and BMW did the work.

I do agree though that Toyota has committed blasphemy in commissioning BMW to build a car as iconic as the Supra on their behalf. It's sacrilegious, sinful, and if I was a Toyota enthusiast and fanatic, I would be very disappointed at this BMW Supra.
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I'm mixed on the Supra hyped for years similar to the NSX.

Here is a good article detailing the differences between the z4, 3 series and the Supra.

https://jalopnik.com/what-we-found-w...sup-1831800550
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Well, they must have done something to please some people that aren't folks that hang out on car forums all day. Appears that the entire years allotment is all but sold out already.
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At any rate, the racing heritage isn't strong like say, Honda, Nissan, Subaru, even Mitsubishi in rally.
Might want to read up on your history a little more. Toyota (4) has as many WRC constructors championships as Subaru (3) and Mitsubishi (1) combined.

If you're looking at driver's championships then Toyota has 4 compared to Subaru's 3 and Mitsubishi's 4. 2 of Subaru's came after Toyota's departure from the series.

However you choose to look at it, Toyota has been the most successful Japanese manufacturer in WRC.

Nissan has seen success in touring car and GT racing but has very rarely strayed from that realm.

Honda's racing heritage, aside from motorcycles, lies largely in open wheel (F1, Indy) racing.

Toyota is one of the few manufacturers that has dared to throw their hat in the ring across a large number of racing formats. They've certainly taken a step back from the well know racing series over the last decade but making silly claims regarding their lack of racing heitage and claiming "NASCAR doesn't count" just makes you sound ignorant. They were pretty dominant across a large portion of the racing world in the 80s and 90s.
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Might want to read up on your history a little more. Toyota (4) has as many WRC constructors championships as Subaru (3) and Mitsubishi (1) combined.

If you're looking at driver's championships then Toyota has 4 compared to Subaru's 3 and Mitsubishi's 4. 2 of Subaru's came after Toyota's departure from the series.

However you choose to look at it, Toyota has been the most successful Japanese manufacturer in WRC.

Nissan has seen success in touring car and GT racing but has very rarely strayed from that realm.

Honda's racing heritage, aside from motorcycles, lies largely in open wheel (F1, Indy) racing.

Toyota is one of the few manufacturers that has dared to throw their hat in the ring across a large number of racing formats. They've certainly taken a step back from the well know racing series over the last decade but making silly claims regarding their lack of racing heitage and claiming "NASCAR doesn't count" just makes you sound ignorant. They were pretty dominant across a large portion of the racing world in the 80s and 90s.
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I think it's fine for them to share stuff with BMW and create a car... Engine, chassis, interior etc. but this is 100% BMW. There is no uniqueness for this car as a Toyota. Toyota basically just slapped a body kit on the Z4, a hard top and a bunch of emblems and call this a Supra. It's a massive failure for Toyota as a car company.

The 86 cars that were created as a joint venture is a much better example of how a car is created by two companies working together. It has a chassis made and tuned by Toyota and Subaru and a Subaru flat 4 with Toyota DI technology. It utilizes the expertise of both companies to create something truly unique and an example of both company's engineering.

Will this be a fun car? Probably, but from a Toyota sports car standpoint, its a very sad day.
You forgot that Toyota added much in the way of fake air vent technology.
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      01-17-2019, 06:46 AM   #1504
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Hilarious thing is mkiv owners and previous owners are in life positions now that a 60k to 100k proper Supra would be a sure buy. With in the next 5 years ill be Lexus LC or new M4 for me. A 80k Supra(ft1) would have been a must buy.
Not only do I support a more "modest" Supra that is priced significantly lower than an M2, rather than a Supra priced in M4 territory... But I think it's the smarter move for something badged as a Toyota. I also argue this new one is priced more similarly to the last generation than a $80k Supra would be.

EDIT: I need to retract my last point regarding relative pricing. While a 1995 Supra $38k Base Liftback is $49k in today's money; the $49k Turbo Liftback works out to $80k in today's money. Interesting.
Well, your point is still a good one vs market. The sports car market is tiny compared to 20 years ago also.

I guess people were expecting the new Supra to me more of a Skyline GTR. Even Nissan admits that Godzilla is a hard car to keep developing for the small number sold globally.

I'm not sure what else the Supra could have been. A more Toyota/Lexus interior? A more Lexus feel to the ride? Even though they've proven that outside of the LFA have struggled to design a sporty suspension. The turbo has finally been embraced, and then there is the issue of engine design.

Developing an engine costs billions. In the case of a bespoke engine for a Supra, those billions couldn't be recovered since it wouldn't go into other vehicles across the family lines. To their defense, Toyota is working on electric motors and battery tech in R&D, so an engine for a sports car was likely far from their minds, thus this mashup.

I don't know, does seem weird that Toyota hardly touched the car under the hood. Guess they know that their fans really want a BMW.
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The fact this is a BMW opens the door to countless after market tuning options. Toyota should partner with an aftermarket flash tuning organization to produce a factory sanctioned TRD app that flashes the engine using a mobile app through ODB. A cheap flash tune for instant horsepower gain that doesn't void warranty would be a huge hit with the tuner community and give this car a massive advantage over the competition. Allow the end user to customize the car to their liking by coding on or off any option they like, etc.
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I don’t have a problem with the looks or the specs. I like it. I do have a problem with the gall and sheer nerve Toyota has to call this car a Supra and not offer it in manual. Don’t care if they’re talking about possibly adding it in the future. Should NEVER have been engineered without a manual in mind from the outset. This is such an epic fail!
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      01-17-2019, 09:26 AM   #1507
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The Supra Dupra is hideous! And why didn't Toyota develope the engine for it? And why do I need it? It offers very little beyond what I already have.

What I do need is a nice '14 or '15 Audi R8 V8!
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I donít have a problem with the looks or the specs. I like it. I do have a problem with the gall and sheer nerve Toyota has to call this car a Supra and not offer it in manual. Donít care if theyíre talking about possibly adding it in the future. Should NEVER have been engineered without a manual in mind from the outset. This is such an epic fail!
That's where the business side of things comes into place, be it fortunate or unfortunate.

On average, more people buy auto's than manuals ( Surprisingly, the BRZ/FRS/86 has been a 50/50 split ). Sports cars are an ever-shrinking segment. Even looking at M cars, I can find far more M3/M4's in DCT than I can in a manual, and it makes sense - not many people want to drive a manual in an hour worth of traffic, and not many people have the space or the means to own both a daily driver AND a sports car for the weekend.

Then you have the issue of, if you offer the manual in a Supra, even in the 4 cylinder, you effectively kill off the 86. Now, price/target demographic factor in and blah blah blah, but that's basically what it breaks down to. It's why for the longest time the Camaro couldn't get options that would make it be able to compete with the Corvette.

I can only imagine that Tada, the chief engineer on both the 86 and now the Supra, is torn inside about how he couldn't offer it in a manual ( although supposedly that's changing )

That being said - ZF 8spd's are an amazing automatic transmission. I can't wait to see big boost put on these, at 3392lbs, with 600whp and 600+tq, there will be a gaptism of rain and fire.
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Why can't toyota/lexus make their own interior and engine? Why can't it have a stick shift?
Making their own new engine would probably price the car out of existence. It's relatively low volume.
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I think the problem is that Toyota fanboys have long thought of their Supra as the "anti-German/anti-Yuppie" sports car that has a huge tuner community backing it up. Now that their new car is essentially a BMW, they're having a hard time digesting it.

Can you imagine if the next M3 was built by Audi, or even Porsche? Guys around here would go nuts.
Exactly, and its fair they/we would go nuts.

Listen, I don't know anything about the supra heritage or community or hardcore fan base but it seems obvious this 'Supra' has NOTHING to do with it. Even if its a great car it should have a different name.

Why can't toyota/lexus make their own interior and engine? Why can't it have a stick shift? Old M guys still get to have one in the m2/3/4. What about old Toyota guys?

Toyota and BMW are just abusing the Supra name to fund a lame partnership selling a cheaper Z4. I am totally missing the point of this car.
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I don't love it, not enough to pay $900 a month for it at least
My m4 is better in every way shape or form so it would be a downgrade. The booty is nice, the front end makes me cringe

May look better in person but meh. I can see why it's appealing to some though and I respect that
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I think a friendly version of corporate espionage is afoot here. Toyota has torn down every bit of that Z4, parts and engine soup to nuts. I predict in the next couple of years, you'll see something similar in Lexus as far as sportiness.
Not sure about espionage, This is a joint project the car is made by BMW and stamped that on the VIN tag in the door. BMW Built the car and Toyota designed the outer body design.

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Whatta you think about the new Supra?

Hey all,
What do you think about the new Supra? As some may know, its been a co project with BMW. The official numbers are this: a 3.0-liter turbo inline-six, 335 horsepower, 365 lb-ft of torque, zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and a curb weight of 3,397 pounds. Built in Austria by Magna Styer, the cars will have vins staring with W like our Ms. An inline BMW motor will power the beast. Sounds like its going to be a great car. Im looking forward to seeing one in person.
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Why is everyone on social media screaming to put a 2JZ in the car?

Stock for stock, that motor makes less power than the B58.
It's also way heavier. Iron block vs aluminum.
Wiring would be a nightmare.

So what do you gain? The privilege of spending even more money to make it have more power than the B58? Clout? Being able to sleep tight knowing your Supra has a 2JZ?
Ehhhhhhhh.... I'll bite.

The 2JZ is a stronger motor. I think it's hard to argue. It's not hard to see four digit power on a stock longblock. You can expect 400whp on stock twins, but if you're doing a swap, you're likely going single turbo anyways. It's also way more aftermarket friendly (and cheaper to modify) because it's been around a lot longer. A friend of mine that owns a performance shop has but 1jzs and 2jzs in just about everything you could imagine. (inlcuding a couple of BRZ/GT86/FRS) They're just plentiful motors and it's easy to make reliable power with them.

The B58 is nice, but it's not a JZ.

All that said, I think it's just a meme. No one besides some speed shops and some youtube channels will actually go buy a $60,000 car and immediatly throw a twenty year old motor in it for $15,000.

If America ever got a 4 cylinder option though, that was say... $10,000 less, I would expect to see a lot of those cars get 1jz/2jz swapped.
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