News Update and Discussion on Next-gen A100 Supra

tedan628

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the real production will be nothing like that. suprise camry hybrid style..

 

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Apparently the drivetrain they wanted to use made nowhere near 400hp, so it would have likely been a V8 or V6TT for production.

But yeah, no idea what it would have looked like...


Are you able to get a hold of any blueprints/CAD images, clay models, and specs? I know it doesn't really matter now, but it would be fun to see what could have been. Kinda like how GM released all stuff on all those stillborn engine-mid Corvettes.
Access yes, but not for public consumption.
 

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Surprisingly similar design cues, but also vaguely TT-ish which was a hot item back then.

It’s kinda like a hobby kit, they give you that block of wood and you carve out the lines for the current GR by subtracting material.
 

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I'm happy this thread was brought back from the dead. A70, what was Lexus doing with this LFA?

They are testing the transaxle widebody variant of the Supra, the LFA is being used since it uses a transaxle and has a longer wheelbase to compensate for the wider track to achieve the golden ratio. The additional 5 inches in length will be between the front subframe and A pillar allowing the entire engine to be behind the carbon fiber subframe manufactured by Manga making the car front-mid engined. This variant will rival the 911, AMG GT, and F type like initially rumored ~4 years ago.
 

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^^ Whoa! Now that will be something if it also comes to fruition!
 

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It’s still the best explanation for why an out of production supercar is testing with widebody camo.

As ridiculous as it sounds, the math does work out. If the Supra were going to get wider with a GRMN model, it would also have to increase its wheelbase to keep the 1.55 wheelbase to track width ratio. For the Supra to gain the 5.1 inch difference in wheelbase to match the LFA, it would have to be roughly 3.2 inches wider. Since the LFA is only an inch wider than the Supra, it would make sense that it needs flares for accurate testing.

Also, Magna Steyr has experience manufacturing a vehicle like this since the Mercedes SLS was produced there under director Markus Flasch who is now CEO of BMW’s M Division. They even have the ability to produce the transaxle parts since they now own Getrag.
 

 
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