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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #300 on: May 28, 2019, 08:34:47 am »
They would still need to go through all of the hoops of federalizing that power train configuration (e.g. EPA testing) to offer it even as a special order option.

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« Reply #301 on: May 28, 2019, 08:40:57 am »
I'm not sure people would wait for a manual Supra when they could just go get a manual M2/GT350/Corvette/Cayman off a lot either
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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #302 on: May 28, 2019, 08:46:31 am »
I'm not sure people would wait for a manual Supra when they could just go get a manual M2/GT350/Corvette/Cayman off a lot either

Maybe.  But if they're a Supra fan and want a Supra and nothing but a Supra, they'd wait.  Not everybody cross-shops. :huh:

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« Reply #303 on: May 28, 2019, 10:06:39 am »
I'm not sure people would wait for a manual Supra when they could just go get a manual M2/GT350/Corvette/Cayman off a lot either

I don't see why not. If someone cares enough about cars to purchase a manual, $50k+, 2-seater, I'm sure they'd be willing to wait a bit to get the car they want.
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« Reply #304 on: May 28, 2019, 10:52:10 am »
Maybe.  But if they're a Supra fan and want a Supra and nothing but a Supra, they'd wait.  Not everybody cross-shops. :huh:
If they are a Supra fan that wants a Supra and nothing but a Supra, they will probably get a 4th gen rather than this Z4 coupe :lol:
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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #305 on: May 28, 2019, 11:02:16 am »
If they are a Supra fan that wants a Supra and nothing but a Supra, they will probably get a 4th gen rather than this Z4 coupe :lol:

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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #306 on: May 28, 2019, 11:07:53 am »
Is the American-market Supra being built here in the US, or are they all being built in Japan? 

They are all built in Austria.

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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #307 on: May 28, 2019, 02:04:16 pm »
If they are a Supra fan that wants a Supra and nothing but a Supra, they will probably get a 4th gen rather than this Z4 coupe :lol:

Who cares? The original Supra didn't sell well at all. This is looking for new buyers and is a pretty sweet alternative to other sports cars in its price range.
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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #308 on: May 28, 2019, 02:51:28 pm »
If they are a Supra fan that wants a Supra and nothing but a Supra, they will probably get a 4th gen rather than this Z4 coupe :lol:
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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #309 on: May 28, 2019, 04:02:43 pm »
Who cares? The original Supra didn't sell well at all. This is looking for new buyers and is a pretty sweet alternative to other sports cars in its price range.

The last Supra was saddled with an extremely high price (like 30% more than a Corvette of its day).  25% more than a 300ZX Twin Turbo of the time.  Over 25% more than an M3 (granted, the US market E36 M3 was kind of a dud).
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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #310 on: July 29, 2019, 08:19:58 pm »
Why is the Supra the "GR Supra" now?

https://www.toyota.com/gr-supra/
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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #311 on: July 30, 2019, 04:57:58 am »
It's always been the GR Supra. GR = Gazoo ( :facepalm: ) Racing, Toyota's factory racing operation.
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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #312 on: August 02, 2019, 03:14:04 am »
Toyota Supra Vs. BMW Z4 M40i Comparison Tries To Settle The Discussion For Good

Leaving aside discussions or rather, criticism about the Toyota Supra being nothing more than a retuned, rebadged and repackaged BMW Z4, the Japanese coupe has proven to be quite a revelation in reviews — including our own.

But what is the Supra like to drive when compared with its platform sibling, the BMW Z4? The guys from Throttle House wanted to find out and reviewed the two sports cars in detail to see which is the one to have.




Obviously, they did not choose any Z4 for the job and went for the range-topping M40i version which uses the same 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six as the Supra. Despite the difference in power (the North American-market BMW has 47 horsepower more than the Toyota), the cars feel equally agile and fast. Actually, the Supra beat the Z4 in the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) tests, albeit by a tiny margin.

The Toyota also has the edge over the BMW when it comes to driver engagement: the exhaust sound is more exciting and loud, and the added stiffness of the coupe body style makes it a bit more agile and lively in corners. The BMW Z4 M40i is more of grand tourer type of vehicle and it does that really well for a roadster. It also has a better, more modern interior — and less claustrophobic too, even with the roof up.

Unfortunately, the video does not feature the two sports car on the track but driving them on public roads was enough for the reviewers to reach an unanimous conclusion. Head over to the video to find out which car is the winner.


Link: https://www.carscoops.com/2019/08/toyota-supra-vs-bmw-z4-m40i-comparison-tries-to-settle-the-discussion-for-good/
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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #313 on: August 13, 2019, 06:11:24 pm »
Interesting Supra (and Z4 I guess) engine tear down.


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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #314 on: August 14, 2019, 12:13:05 am »
I know the C8 isn't out yet, but I cannot help but think “why either of these cars over the C8?”

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« Reply #315 on: August 14, 2019, 08:56:08 am »
I know the C8 isn't out yet, but I cannot help but think “why either of these cars over the C8?”

The Supra is at least 10K cheaper and physically much smaller.  Yeah, the C8 has taken a lot of its thunder as far as hype goes but I don't think it makes it obsolete.  Its the higher up cars like the NSX and R8 that I think will hurt even more.

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Re: The new Supra
« Reply #316 on: August 14, 2019, 10:16:25 am »
If past pricing history/trends are any indication, the Supra will be at least as expensive, and maybe more than the Corvette up here.

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