Search results

  1. Is a manual transmission in the cards for the new Supra?

    I don’t disagree with you at all on those points. I’ve already been convinced that the ZF8 in the Supra and its programming are among the best available today. It’s a genuinely great sportscar as is. Personally I just like what I like at the end of the day. And with a time crunch on all...
  2. Is a manual transmission in the cards for the new Supra?

    I don’t mind traffic with a manual car too much. It’s a bit of a chore sure but once out of it I’m always glad to have the classic experience on the street. Now on a track or perhaps with cars that have engines which rev so insanely fast that no analog tachometer can accurately keep up with...
  3. Question on forged internals

    It’s just what I have learned over time but I always defer to info and opinions from the pros and engineers. To the best of my knowledge everything I said above is accurate though. When I was trying to decide on what pistons to use in my 2JZ I researched every piston type available from OEM to...
  4. Is a manual transmission in the cards for the new Supra?

    Thank you for the update, PS! All of this makes sense: another final drive ratio would be needed, probably the other subframe is the cheapest way to mount that other parts bin differential and the axles would need to be changed to fit the new differential’s different dimensions. Without having...
  5. News Update and Discussion on Next-gen A100 Supra

    But the Z4 and Supra 3.0L models are not M cars. They’re regular production models. Toyota is beginning to sound like they plan to discontinue the Supra model yet again after only one new generation but that hasn’t been their way in the past. Part of the reasoning is suggested to involve their...
  6. Is a manual transmission in the cards for the new Supra?

    We’re now four global model years in so far and still there is no manual option on either the 3.0L or 2.0L. All other Toyota specialty performance/sportscar/sport compact models have manual transmission options. After the A90 generation a manual option is unlikely to be technically possible...
  7. News Update and Discussion on Next-gen A100 Supra

    It could be anything It is most likely another 86 under there. What concerns me is whether or not there will be an A100 generation the way Toyota has been hinting about the Supra ending after this current series. I hope that’s just their way of keeping a tight lip about future projects. It...
  8. Question on forged internals

    My guess is that the rods are cast and the pistons are "semi-forged" hypereutectic which allow for far greater strength than simple cast pistons but much better expansion and contraction control properties (for better oil blowby control, cold startup noise control and long term cylinder wall...
  9. Shattered gas pedal: This is what happens, kids, when you take on a CTS-V

    The race aside I'm not feeling that cast plastic hinge on the plastic accelerator (potentiometer) pedal. Not to confuse this with old style cable-operated throttles but I'm more than a little surprised BMW and Toyota didn't specify a cast aluminum pedal assembly for the sensor to bolt onto.
  10. Toyota Presents World Debut of the New 2022 GR 86

    235 PS (Metric Horsepower) is equivalent to 231.7 horsepower but I think Subaru's version of this engine has already been rated officially at 228 hp. PS and HP are not quite 1:1 but we're talking a very small conversion difference. Japan always lists their power figures in "PS" for the home...
  11. Toyota Presents World Debut of the New 2022 GR 86

    Beautiful 2+2 coupe body, 228hp, RWD with mechanical LSD, 6-speed manual, well under 3,000lbs, better low end and midrange with a possible 6.3sec 0-60 and fairly decent fuel economy. I’ve never cared much that it isn’t seriously fast. I just love the all around package for an everyday car and...
  12. A91 & Recent 2021 Impossible to Tune / ECU manufactured after 2020/6 is locked?

    This is true. And it is better to try and experiment than not to. Without that added concern it will be easier to do this.
  13. Toyota Supra gone after 2023, Partnership with BMW to Continue

    If Ford had simply called that SUV what it actually is (a Ford *Escape* “Mach-E”) then it would have been totally fine. It’s still an OK normal electric family SUV thing aside from the name. But it’s a Ford Escape. It’s clearly not a Ford Mustang.
  14. Toyota Supra gone after 2023, Partnership with BMW to Continue

    It's a slightly cruel and not really funny April Fools joke considering the number of classic enthusiast sports car and sport coupe/hatch models (the Ford Mustang and the Mitsubishi Eclipse notably) that actually have been turned into bloated and boring SUVs already. Glad the A90 will last...
  15. A91 & Recent 2021 Impossible to Tune / ECU manufactured after 2020/6 is locked?

    Hmm. And there are only going to be so many 2020 model year unlocked ECUs available used that people will sell. That's probably going to be an eventual concern for tuning if the later locked ECUs remain uncrackable.
  16. GR Hatch Coming to US

    It may have been conjecture of course. I am not getting my hopes up for a development like that but I’d be delighted if there were any truth to it. Then again over the last five years or so Subaru has said that it might split the regular Impreza and WRX/STI into separate platforms in the...
  17. Second generation Toyota GR86

    It's probably the GR 86 but in the last few months there was a second round of articles (after a first few in 2016 I think) from all the usual suspects Japanese car news sites that once again talked about a shared Subaru WRX STI and Toyota collaboration of some kind. I think at least one of...
  18. New Toyota GR Yaris : Forged in the heat of World Rally competition

    https://www.carscoops.com/2021/03/toyotas-gr-yaris-ap4-is-ready-for-rally-racing-in-australia/ Less than the 1,230 kg, 1.5 bar max boost pressure, unique exhaust manifold, higher than factory output, Sadev six-speed sequential transmission with a 50:50 torque split.
  19. 2021 Lexus IS Sedan + IS500 F SPORT

    That or if you like semi-compact 4-door sport sedans with a V8 and mechanical limited slip differential as standard equipment ; )
  20. Toyota "Preparing" Hotter Supra GRMN, Says Chief Engineer

    Yes, with the model year 2026 (in the year 2025) the entire Supra MKV line including the GRMN will end production. It would be very shortsighted of Toyota to kill off the Supra altogether after just having brought it back from a nearly 20 year hiatus. An A100 if made not long after the A90...


Advertisement
Top