BTW, I saw a video today that indicates the 2022 (IIRC) Lexus LX 570 and Toyota Land Cruiser will have the 3.5L TT V6, along with hybrid power. Mind you, without hybridization, the motor already makes 415 hp and 442 lb-ft in the LS 500. The next Tundra is also suppose to get a version of this set-up. The speaker in the video conservatively estimated 500 hp and 500 lb-ft, with the Land Cruiser/LX combo and the Tundra all slated to be significantly lighter than their current iterations (the Tundra is reported to get mid-30 MPG along with more power and lighter weight).
I mention all this because of Boost Wang's earlier post about this motor in a modified LC 500 chassis. Now, this motor in the LS 500 is next level in every respect, so I find it amazing Toyota did not use the MKV Supra as another company vehicle to amortize the cost of this motor across the upper end of its model ranges. This is what it did with the 2JZ-GTE in the Supra, Aristo and the Chaser, I believe. Rumors say there will be an all-Toyota A100 Supra (there's already a thread on this) so maybe there's still hope though I, personally, don't have any.
I see. Well thanks for what you have shared so far and can't wait to read the updates. Is it too early to put together a wish list so you can forward them to the higher ups?I want to respond to this, but it's too early to scratch more than the surface. I'm actually a little bit concerned by the thread alone lol, but it's still vague enough to be okay for now. More than details, it's about not stepping on toes as everything is about politics.
It's also still very early on in general, but I'll add more as time goes on.
Would this mean the GR86 will eventually become a 48V mild hybrid... which is still by its nature capable of using a conventional 6-speed manual transmission? Or might it become a full hybrid by then? Or would 2800lbs be impossible in such a configuration?Won’t the GR86 be a hybrid by 2025 as well since Toyota plans for all models having a hybrid trim by 2025? I think that’s a bigger deal than the A90/A100 going electric
Since the Supra is shared too, and from the subtle hints I'm guessing the A100 will be shared with Mazda, there's no certainty then that the Supra will be hybrid.Maybe, but the 2025 statement is/was strictly for Toyota vehicles versus shared projects as I understand it.
Very possible, but I haven't heard anything about it. I've been stuck working from home for a while now, so kind of sucks as far as finding out new details on stuff, especially since right before that I was crazy busy with three simultaneous projects.Isn’t the GR Yaris getting a hybrid too though? Something something WRC 2022 something something
I6 of course, but if that means BMW involvement then I'll gladly take the V6.Rumor has it the next RX is hybrid, but that doesn't necessarily mean Mazda is going to be the answer
Speaking of which, what would everyone here prefer? a V6 or a legacy design like an aluminum block inline 6? Is the latter design more important than the advantages presented by the former? Hypothetically speaking, let's say they make around the same power and have about the same head room.