Featured Official: Toyota Supra TRD Performance Line Concept

Discussion in 'General Supra Topics' started by MA617M, Feb 8, 2019.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. DesmoSD

    DesmoSD Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1993.5 Supra TT, 997.1 911 Carrera S, 1199 Panigale S
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    San Diego
    Posts:
    690
    Liked:
    1,231
    This is from Allen @ Elmhurst Toyota on SF and will def affect the U.S market.

    Originally Posted by saiyajinimports viewpost-right.png
    This stuff will definitely not be offered here in the states. a good majority of the stuff offered on the trdparts.jp site are exclusive to japan and possibly europe.

    if that changes i will be very shocked.
     
  2. Guff

    Guff Moderator
    Moderator

    Car(s):
    FR-S, BRZ, Supra, Mini Cooper
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Location:
    USA
    Posts:
    1,343
    Liked:
    6,194
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    The cars are both very similar in size, the reason everyone complains about the A90s size is because the greenhouse is bigger, like on all modern cars. The A80 had a small greenhouse and thin pillars, that's why everyone dies when they crash them. I made a long post many months ago talking about the evolution of pillar design and beltlines and how that affects relative proportion, but I think people just prefer shouting on the internet about how they turned the Supra into a Suzuki Cappuccino lol.

    Also, I think most of you guys misunderstood the idea of this TRD release? These are just dealer add-ons for the Japanese market for when the car launches, basically just dress up parts because they love that stuff in Japan. If you guys want real mechanical/performance upgrades you're gonna have to wait for GR parts, which will likely be available after release, not before it. Seems like some of you thought TRD was releasing the unicorn GRMN model or something lol.
     
    XtremeMaC, ostatem3, mas921 and 10 others like this.
  3. justbake

    justbake Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Justin
    Car(s):
    F10 535i, E30 325e
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Location:
    Indy
    Posts:
    863
    Liked:
    1,620
    I think it had a lot do with misunderstanding journalists. "Shorter wheelbase than the GT86" is not the same as "Smaller than the GT86" lol
     
    ostatem3, Bryster and DesmoSD like this.
  4. Therealist

    Therealist Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1996 Toyota Supra
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2019
    Location:
    UK
    Posts:
    97
    Liked:
    55
    ....Really now?

    I know of several high profile crashes, including nick hogans where no one died (I know about the passenger that was because of no seatbelt)

    I don’t know if ANY crashes in the U.K. where someone died in a supra.

    “Everyone dies” was well off the mark
     
    DesmoSD likes this.
  5. DesmoSD

    DesmoSD Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1993.5 Supra TT, 997.1 911 Carrera S, 1199 Panigale S
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    San Diego
    Posts:
    690
    Liked:
    1,231
    Must be? It's a full race suspension and def not factory height.

    Even in the low quality video, you can see the how much shorter the wheelbase is compared to the MKIV, even the rear bumper is chopped on the MKV.

    Screen Shot 2019-02-11 at 10.35.22 AM.png

    Screen Shot 2019-02-11 at 10.34.26 AM.png

    Screen Shot 2019-02-11 at 10.33.15 AM.png
     
  6. Daigor

    Daigor Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    98 Toyota Supra
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2018
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Posts:
    64
    Liked:
    156
    Personally I feel the TRD Kit is a bit disappointing. Before the review, we were lead to believe there would be a Huge Spoiler and possibly New Bumper!

    ViyViou.jpg

    Instead we got Nothing but 3M stick on pieces!!! TRD should of just kept it real so expectations wouldn't be so high.

    ZVxRTeN.jpg
     
    XtremeMaC, Jabba, Turbro and 3 others like this.
  7. DesmoSD

    DesmoSD Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1993.5 Supra TT, 997.1 911 Carrera S, 1199 Panigale S
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    San Diego
    Posts:
    690
    Liked:
    1,231
    :rofl: For real! Talk about another disappointment. They need to go back to the drawing board if that is the best that they can do. Back in the days, TRD delivered real shit.

    TRD Type FT wheels are 6 spoke JDM Wheels pictured on the bottom Toyota Supra pictured. Produced by Rays Engineering for TRD, they were a popular choice for many Toyota Models of the day. The Toyota Supra is also pictured wearing a TRD 3000GT Racing Aero Cowl, which is the fancy name for the vented hood. The TRD 3000GT Racing Aero Cowl is actually a pretty innovative design as it was copied to many Acura Integra, Honda Civic, and Mitsubish Eclipse of the late 90’s.

    trd3000gt_800.jpg
     
    Pheonix, Jabba, Turbro and 2 others like this.
  8. Therealist

    Therealist Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1996 Toyota Supra
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2019
    Location:
    UK
    Posts:
    97
    Liked:
    55
    Exactly this. When I saw the TRD silhouette I was like “holy shit they’re going to nail it and do another 3000gt” but it’s like they haven’t even bothered and I don’t understand why...

    Honestly the last thing left is the GRMN and after what’s happened so far it wouldn’t surprise me if the GRMN was carbon mirror caps and exhaust tips...
     
    Searchneverend and DesmoSD like this.
  9. justbake

    justbake Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Justin
    Car(s):
    F10 535i, E30 325e
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Location:
    Indy
    Posts:
    863
    Liked:
    1,620
    Oh yeah it's a huge difference. I am just saying there is a great deal of people on the internet who read "shorter wheelbase than gt86" and thought the car was going to be smaller than the 86 when in reality its several inches wider and longer.
    Maybe I am just a stickler on actually reading things and have a lack patience for those who can't interpret information
     
    Bryster, supraboi and DesmoSD like this.
  10. Turbro

    Turbro Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    94 Supra TT 6 Speed, 91 180sx 5 Speed, 15 FoST, 13 FoST
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2018
    Location:
    Somewhere USA
    Posts:
    175
    Liked:
    316
    It’s like the people making this car and parts literally have no idea what the enthusiasts want... fucking sad

    Someone could literally get on this forum and read through it and know exactly what to bring to market... instead it’s like they surveyed Camry owners...
     
    Therealist likes this.
  11. justbake

    justbake Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Justin
    Car(s):
    F10 535i, E30 325e
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Location:
    Indy
    Posts:
    863
    Liked:
    1,620
    If 'enthusiasts' actually purchased new cars then it wouldn't be an issue. Cars like Cadillac ATS sedan 6mt and Chevy SS are the cars everyone wants or talks about but didn't sell well when on the sales floor
     
  12. Turbro

    Turbro Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    94 Supra TT 6 Speed, 91 180sx 5 Speed, 15 FoST, 13 FoST
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2018
    Location:
    Somewhere USA
    Posts:
    175
    Liked:
    316
    I’m right here ready to buy... but no manual, no spoiler, no targa, no functional vents, and 15 more hp than 20 years ago...
     
    Pheonix, AHP and Therealist like this.
  13. justbake

    justbake Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Justin
    Car(s):
    F10 535i, E30 325e
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Location:
    Indy
    Posts:
    863
    Liked:
    1,620
    Unfortunately "Are you willing to purchase a new Supra with a manual, spoiler, targa, vents, and 16 more hp at an unknown price 5-7 years from now?" isn't a great tactic for gauging the market
     
    mas921 likes this.
  14. twntrbo03'

    twntrbo03' Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1998 Supra Turbo Quicksilver ---1993 Supra Turbo Anthracite --- 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4x4
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2018
    Location:
    Alaska and Florida
    Posts:
    228
    Liked:
    499
    It seems that spoiler resembles what's on the MKIV more appropriately than the MKV
     
  15. DesmoSD

    DesmoSD Well-Known Member

    Car(s):
    1993.5 Supra TT, 997.1 911 Carrera S, 1199 Panigale S
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    San Diego
    Posts:
    690
    Liked:
    1,231
    Yeah, it is shorter and similar to the last gen Z4 Coupe.

    MKV
    Wheelbase: 97.2 in.
    Overall Length: 172.5 in.
    Overall Width: 73.0 in.
    Overall Height: 50.9 in.
    Track Width Front: 62.8 in.
    Track Width Rear: 62.6 in.

    Z4 Coupe (E89)
    Wheelbase: 98.2 in
    Overall Length: 166.9
    Overall Width: 70.5
    Overall Height: 50.8

    86
    Wheelbase: 101.2
    Overall Length: 166.7
    Overall Width: 69.9
    Overall Height: 50.6
    Track Width Front: 59.8
    Track Width Rear: 60.6
     
    XtremeMaC and Goose like this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Loading...