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  1. New Toyota GR Yaris : Forged in the heat of World Rally competition

    Waiting 25 years to import a GR Yaris is not fun but so long as the ENTIRE drivertrain including the dual Torsen LSD “circuit pack” makes it into a GR Corolla for the U.S. and Canada that’ll be fine. and a GRMN Corolla variant for North America would be great as well.
  2. New Nissan Z Proto looks to the future, inspired by its past

    Or maybe it will be offered with more power. And they might include an LSD with it, finally. Didn’t A70 mention some while back that Tada-san had a 280hp four cylinder in his MKV flow chart?
  3. New Nissan Z Proto looks to the future, inspired by its past

    Sadly I agree. They probably won’t collaborate on any sports car. It’s a sad thing since it will be much harder to produce a car like the Silvia at an acceptable price point in a few years. I do see Toyota continuing to collaborate with Subaru and possibly with Mazda. Toyota and Honda seemed...
  4. New Toyota GR Yaris : Forged in the heat of World Rally competition

    https://jalopnik.com/toyota-boss-akio-toyoda-led-development-of-the-hot-2020-1845243575
  5. New Nissan Z Proto looks to the future, inspired by its past

    I could see this as being a thing as well. Nissan needs a new 2+2 RWD Silvia coupe. Or... if Mitsubishi weren’t in such terrible shape they should jointly develop with Nissan a new Starion alongside a new RWD 2+2 Silvia.
  6. Would it be crazy to think??(⚡️)

    This is the last generation of pure gasoline-only cars in general, absolutely. But there is still another generation ahead at least that will be nearly all hybrid gas-electric before everything is fully electric on a mass scale. The A100 generation Supra is more than likely to be a...
  7. Would it be crazy to think??(⚡️)

    Before a Supra 100% EV Toyota will make an A100 Supra as a gasoline-electric hybrid first with an emphasis on extra boost from the electric motor(s). It will still have an engine. Hopefully a turbo engine. They will have to do this past 2026 anyway. But in the future...? Yes. I think a...
  8. Is Toyota working on a new MR-2?

    For a RWD small S2000 roadster successor? Or perhaps something to reinvigorate the NSX?
  9. Is a manual transmission in the cards for the new Supra?

    It could be done, yes ; ) But I agree that isn’t going to happen. If Subaru/STI *did* allow/make a RWD version of that 6-speed though... look out!
  10. Is a manual transmission in the cards for the new Supra?

    They have made TSS 2.0 work with the Corolla M/T and 86 M/T, yes. And the GR Yaris and soon the GR Corolla. Seems they can do the same with BMW’s hardware and safety suite. I’m with you 100% on just using a strong manual transmission even if it’s not a “refined” experience. I’d consider a...
  11. A91 & Recent 2021 Impossible to Tune / ECU manufactured after 2020/6 is locked?

    All of this makes me curious as to how much aftermarket ECU's from AEM, ProEFI, Vipec, etc. will catch on with these cars. Flash tunes with modern cars have been fantastic in recent years but ECU security lockouts are obviously becoming a huge issue for the tuner world and owners interested in...
  12. Is Toyota working on a new MR-2?

    Actually given the trend towards more than one automaker besides just Toyota doing collaborations for their niche sports cars, I'd be fine with this. The S660 is a great car and I do wish we could get it as-is in the U.S. but I think it would have to be an enlarged, scaled up or beefed up...
  13. New Nissan Z Proto looks to the future, inspired by its past

    ^^ Beautiful S14!! I remember when these were new in the showrooms in 1997 and 1998. I saw one that was a display model at my local dealer. I loved it visually but even at that time I knew it was missing the Silvia variant’s 2.0L SR20DET and better manual trans. And this dealer wanted $28k...
  14. Is Toyota working on a new MR-2?

    I can see how a $100k++ supercar-MR2 can make a case for Toyota's cutting edge high end hybrid or bleeding edge EV technology... but that would create the same attainability problem as with new GTR's: the vehicle has shifted into a different kind of vehicle for a different kind of buyer than it...
  15. New Nissan Z Proto looks to the future, inspired by its past

    ^^ THIS. Extremely long overdue. Where is Nissan's performance 2+2 coupe driven at the rear wheels that isn't a $100k++ R35 GTR? And it needs a manual transmission as well, please. That said I'm very glad they have given the Z another generation done properly. That alone is amazing.
  16. New Toyota GR Yaris : Forged in the heat of World Rally competition

    Open deck after all... dang. Okay, well... here's hoping it can be tuned a bit beyond its stock output, high as it already is for a 1.6L 3-cyl. And that catalyst is right up against the turbocharger which is very common these days but certainly is tight. Everything seems to be maximized for...
  17. New Toyota GR Yaris : Forged in the heat of World Rally competition

    If that 3-cylinder turbo engine has a closed deck design, forged crankshaft, relatively strong rods and hypereutectic (ie: cast but semi-forged) pistons from the factory I'll be happy. I think forged pistons might be a bit difficult to manage in a modern Toyota production engine that isn't on...
  18. New Nissan Z Proto looks to the future, inspired by its past

    I rather like the looks. Given the use of the existing platform and the challenges of packaging, crashworthiness, etc. I feel they pulled off a really nice look at the front and rear. The 1969 240Z inspired front and 1990 300ZX rear are both timeless classic designs and I was very curious to...
  19. Is a manual transmission in the cards for the new Supra?

    That STI 6-speed manual box is excellent. However it would only work on an AWD front engine vehicle where that engine is relatively short (and probably only four cylinders). Even the 2nd gen 86/BRZ will most likely continue to use the Toyota TL70 (modified Aisin AZ6) 6-speed box.


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