That looks like its a few decades behind the times. Even if it hits all the right specs I don't think I could stomach that design. It doesn't help they put those nasty wheels on it but still. I hope they are way off the mark here.
Totally agree that being built in the same facility could mean more than just shared platform. It would make a lot of sense for both companies to build and assemble as much in common to save costs. Also wondering will moving production to the US (hypothetically speaking) mean a slightly lower...
11 years is crazy long for a Z4 replacement but I guess they want to get the Z5 out to market first. Either way it sounds like BMW has a lot riding on this new co developed platform which can only mean good things for both companies.
Unfortunately engineers don't control the purse strings. Luckily Toyota is in a good financial position. Look at Nissan, the first programs that nixed are the exciting enthusiast cars (like the IDx) that are a gamble compared to dull grocery getters that sell to the masses.
2018 and after would definitely be a deal breaker for me. I can't wait that long.
Also needs to be 3300 pounds or under and above 475hp for me to seriously consider it. Less important, but I have faith the design will be good.
The GT350 and regular Mustang have the same interior basically and they're both bad looking. Better looking than the craptacular Camaro interior though.
And if the GT350 was meant to be a pure track car it would have a more basic stripped out interior to be lighter like the Camaro Z28.
You woudln't know better than a Toyota rep right? Well someone in the company said it'll get a size reduction so I'll take his word. An FR-S is a 2+2 and it's much smaller than this so that makes no sense either. The new Mustang even grew in size over the last one no? So that's no car to target...
Looks and sounds like it'll be a great car but why revive the SC name at all? :bonk:
No one who knows anything about cars thought about the SC as a sports car. Why don't they call it a LF-C or something? Like a follow up to the LF-A mame.
Debating manual vs auto is like arguing about politics and religion. No one ever admits they're wrong :) It's all just personal preference anyway.
To each his own as long as Toyota offers both options then everyone should be happy. I'm bored in anything but a manual car and feel completely...