1 Last Question - The A70 Dedication Thread

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  1. LEG1T

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    So for those new and old, the boards most resourceful & respected Toyota insider is leaving us.

    I thought it would be fun to have a central thread to look back on with questions and answers before he's gone.

    Rules: One and only one question per member, this will be your final chance to get maybe a hint of what's to come before he's gone... Make it count! (PLEASE NO REPEAT OF QUESTIONS, TRY TO ASK SOMETHING NEW)

    So @A70TTR if you're up for It, how about one last question?

    If you can pick one single thing that is most impressive about the new upcoming Supra, what would it be?
     
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    I'll join in, but I don't expect an answer.

    I'm sorry if it's a two parter, but it is somewhat linked. Tetsuya Tada built the 86, and was the paltform that helped create the Supra moving forward because of the engineers involved.

    So, my question is, in regards to the 86 and this car you've driven, can you say what was the biggest difference or similarities between the two? You could just focus on the 86 and say more this, less that.I drive an 86, so I want to know what to expect moving forward.

    My preferred question is how you got in the know with toyota, but that's a question left not be answered.
     
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    #3 Mar 14, 2018
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    haha, this thread is already comical, but I'll do my best to answer what I can. I might not be able to answer all of these for various reasons though.

    The low weight, how it was achieved, and how that affects everything including perception. There is far more to this than I'm letting on, but that's for the future.

    Imagine if the 86 had an interior at the level of the M3, was twice as rigid, had BBK, and 340hp instead of 200 :)

    I an am engineering communication liaison which is fairly low level but allows me to bump shoulders with important people and obviously engineers; that is all I will say.
     
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    Thank you for the answer.

    Find it more and more likely of wanting to head into the automative industry but don't know where to start with Toyota.

    Considering I had recently gotten a speeding ticket in a 86, when I get behind the wheel with this Supra, expect me to say this leaving the dealership.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...=XeDM1ZjMK50&usg=AOvVaw1mQNjjooiWs29OMug5Ns0e
     
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    If you had to run an auto X which would you use...A huge lifted Tundra with winch, huge light bar, rollover bar with fog lamps, mud flaps made of floor mats with the "chrome naked girl" silhouette...".and a horn that played "sweet home Alabama"?......or a lowered Mini S with curb feelers, 18" wheels....(that stick out 4 inches of course), red LED bar lights under the "custom" ground effects kit, exhaust tips that rise up above the rear window......and a horn that plays "la cucaracha"? .............and why
     
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    The Tundra because nothing beats chrome naked girl silhouettes, sweet home alabama horns, and american eagles flying out of the v8; I could also step out and yell 'murica after crushing the Mini, which is about all they deserve :)

    (note: I own a Tundra TRD Pro, so I am also a bit biased)
     
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    Always over, and if not get out.
     
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    Can we get an updated, current, final (as close as final you can get) to the expected price range of this vehicle, base to highest trim?
     
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    55k, to 80k, with a happy face. Came from me
     
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    80k? I know this would be for the highest trim available, but, good lord that's getting close to GTR numbers lol
     
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    #12 Mar 14, 2018
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    80 vs 110k is still a big jump IMO

    That said, I'd recommend reviewing Lexus price bracketing for the RC in terms of structure based on changes/modifications. In other words the jump between them. At the same time, it's not an exact science and prices are subject to change and all sorts of variables.

    Base: 43.5k
    F-Sport: 47k
    RCF: 65k

    (options not factored in)
     
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    VERY true. I should've mentioned that it's closer to a "used" GTR. ;)
     
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    Don't forget dealer markups.

    Hope toyota doesn't do that.
     
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