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Discussion in 'General Supra Topics' started by supraboi, Mar 12, 2018.
For those that missed it, this was the interview that @Guff found. I think its a good idea if we just all post interviews here on this thread.
"Will it be offered with a manual gearbox?
We’re still in discussion about these details, so we don’t know what the final production car will use yet."
This Evo interview is my favorite one so far. They asked the right questions. Namely these:
Also, this makes me very happy,
In these industries, it's very difficult for young engineers to be able to get their ideas and input across (Hell, Tada-San was making vans for a while), and for him to actively bring them on board is really fantastic in my opinion. I've been involved in the industry for a long time and I know how difficult it can be.
Yeah, given we know a flash tune does wonders for the B58, I wonder where the output will end up. Even a big FMIC would make a difference. Biggset hurdle will be euro emissions.
Manual gearbox.... hmmm... There certainly has been a lot of noise since the GR concept unveiling, let us hope
Akio specifically told Tada that he was going to keep him employed as long as possible in order to season the junior engineers in addition to finishing the 86 and Supra of course.
And then, they'll be snatched by the Lexus division to craf tthe next Lexus RC-F that will msot likely be 80k but being that extra trim Supra fans would want.
Sorry, little pessimistic, but doesn't this mean they will use the BMW B58? But completely rework it until it is no longer a BMW engine outside of the shape?
One last thing cause I edited this.
What if Tada purposefully wanted the car to be unveiled early so fans and pursits can complaina bout the lack of auto so toyota would listen or understand there has to be a manual? He originally said a manual wasn't a requirement, when the man knows full well what kind of response it would get.
That's an interesting conspiracy. I like it!
Few engine recalibrations, aka: "we made it more reliable"
AKA it is a Toyota.
Guess that's good news that they're still fighting for the stick.
I personally wouldn’t go as far as to say until it is no longer a BMW engine outside of the shape....but who knows. When I hear someone mention “calibration”, I think fine tuning and minor enhancements.
It would be cool to see a Version 1 & Version 2 of the B58 cylinder head. V1 would be for the MKV Supra with its own aggressive cnc port job, and V2 would be the subtle Z4 cnc port job. Both different in breathing characteristics and potential. We’ll probably get neither, and just a 3psi overboost option.
@above That seems about right.
Manual transmission would be awesome, but we have to look at the practicality and selling points of it. The Supra was meant as a GT-ish car, and many were sold with an automatic.
That said, I'm pretty sure there will be a manual transmission. It's a sports car, it's a Toyota, it's based off the 86 (of which almost all were manual), and it's a tuning special.
Albeit the $50k price tag.
Yes, GR/Toyota, please "recalibrate" the high pressure fuel pump, low pressure fuel pump, and water pump. While you're at it, please make sure you also look at and "recalibrate" the ignition coils and injectors too.
In other words, please "recalibrate" out of the BMW engine planned obsolescence. That would be great!