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Old 01-17-2019, 07:40 AM
 
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Shared platform with the BMW Z4 but styled and tuned exclusively by Toyota. Base model is priced about the same as base model BMW Z4. However, the base model Supra comes with a 3.0L in-line 6 while the Z4 comes with a turbo 4. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...ra-price-2020/
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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This is the equivalent of GM taking a Z, putting a different body on it and calling it a Vette.
Could you imagine that? Well, that's what Toyota did here.

If Toyota couldn't do it themselves, they shouldn't have bothered.
Just take the $$$ you would spend on this and go buy a Gen 4 Supra.
Then you'd not only have a real Supra, but also an appreciating asset.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Cool car. A little lighter on power than I was expecting but also a lot cheaper than I was expecting - it's a car most people could aspire to own. Not a fan of all of the fake vents but I was reading on another site that they're all actually functional in the race versions of the car.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:50 AM
 
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It’s not a Supra they can call it anything they like but it’s not a Supra.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Looks like a Mazda did it with a Fiat.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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It's a "Supra", not a Supra.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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It's a "Supra", not a Supra.
On the Supra forum they're mocking it by calling it a "Zupra".
There might be a market for it - BMW Z4 intenders that want a cheaper car.
That's probably not much of a market...
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:04 AM
 
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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The sad thing is you now have a Toyota with BMW problems. I had a 1994 Supra TT. Fantastic car, driven hard its entire life, and never a single issue.
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Old 01-19-2019, 02:17 PM
 
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I'm impressed that such a vehicle has come back into existence, and congratulate Toyota on bringing it back; it's welcome antidote to their ceaseless sea of Rav-4s and Highlanders and whatnot. But the execution is disappointing:

* Still too heavy (the perennial bane of Supras)
* Tradition matters, but even so, there are better alternatives to the inline-6
* Too many swoops/ducts/creases. Supras were traditionally elegant and understated
* For a large-ish sports car in 2019, this thing needs more power. It needs to compete with the V8 Mustang/Camaro

Now Toyota has a pair of sporty cars... the FRS and the Supra. Both appear to have excellent driving-dynamics, but both have unimpressive power/weight ratio. The FRS has inferior P/W to its semi-direct competitor, the Miata. And the Supra yields to domestic pony-cars... especially the Camaro, which is only slightly heavier.
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I don’t know why Toyota would put their name on something with BMW’s awful reliability.
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