Featured Official: Toyota Supra TRD Performance Line Concept

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

  1. Guff

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    Lucky you, I've been to plenty of funerals after friends crashed Supras. They're not safe cars. Not even close by today's standards.

    That being said, that wasn't the point of that post in the least.
     
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    Don't tell that to the "l0oKs LiKe A z4!!!1!" crowd lol
     
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    I will buy it brand new from the dealer Tomorrow if it came that way, make it 20hp though, make it $90k and ill still get it as long as it ticks the boxes it should of to begin with
     
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    I have a feeling TRD will eventually come out with a "3000GT type body kit" but damn Toyota... how you gonna tease us with that silhouette though.

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    :rofl: Yeah and I'll get classified as a MKV hater. :fear:
     
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    Dude if you wanna compare it like that, then it's far more similar to the MKIV than the E89 by the numbers.

    MkIV
    Wheelbase: 100.4
    Overall Length: 177.8
    Overall Width: 71.3
    Overall Height: 49.8
    Track Width Front: 59.9
    Track Width Rear: 60.1

    The only thing is that the wheelbase is shorter than all of the cars we're comparing it to, and the track width is wider. Which has been explained numerous times as being to make the car more square for handling balance.

    I'm just gonna reiterate this, the car wasn't based off an existing Z4 platform lol, there was no existing Z4 platform. Just because the wheelbase is shorter than the last Supra doesn't mean it magically was based off another platform. Every generation of Supra has gotten shorter and more agile, this is no exception.
     
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    That was sarcasm. Their dimensions are only similar in wheelbase and height. The G29 is several inches larger and wider than the E89
     
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    Of course it's not based off the E89. The G29 has closer dimensions to the E89 then the MKV does to the MKIV.

    So does the MKV not share the same platform as the G29?

    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.

    MKIV
    Wheelbase: 100.4
    Overall Length: 177.8
    Overall Width: 71.3
    Overall Height: 49.8
    Track Width Front: 59.9
    Track Width Rear: 60.1

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

    Z4 (G29)
    Wheelbase: 97.2 in
    Overall Length: 170.2
    Overall Width: 73.4
    Overall Height: 51.3

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    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
     
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    #83 Feb 11, 2019
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    I’ll start by saying that’s awful and my condolences. I don’t wish death on anyone let alone a fellow enthusiast.

    However from my point of view, they’re safe in every encounter I’ve ever had. Crashed into the back of a friend once in my SZ years ago and we were fine. I’d argue it’s perfectly safe. Maybe not as safe as modern cars, obviously, but to say it’s unsafe is hugely ingenious.

    The rest of your post was that TRD should be supplying weak trim peices?

    TRD used to supply interior upgrades, whole bodykits, exhaust, spoilers, mechanical parts. You name it. Why even bother with this if GR are supposedly going to provide something?

    And you mentioned wheelbase/dimensions which is a fair comment as you’re correct. What I disagree on is that it wasn’t based off a platform BMW didn’t already have. I believe they had the chassis developed and BMW just used it to fulfill Toyotas request:

    “Toyota ordered a sports car as a coupe from us [BMW], which we developed according to our order,” said BMW Z4 Project Manager Andreas Ederer
     
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    So all the agreements published since 2012 about a 'joint sports car' project were wrong?

    Toyota said the opposite. Again this is called word-of-mouth differences, not factual differences. Who is right? It is impossible to tell with conflicting answers.
     
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    Fair comment. It’s all speculation. All of it.

    So I wasn’t wrong when I questioned Guffs post :dunno:
     
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    I love that TRD went all carbon fiber with the additional body parts. However, I don't want to sound harsh, but it looks way too "ricey" for my own taste. I really liked the concept at first, but the more I looked at the pictures, I just thought to myself--"that's a little too excessive..."

    If I can get my hands on the Supra, I will definitely get it. Hopefully the launch edition. Then, I'll wait for the other performance tuning companies to start releasing their own kits/parts. I definitely would love the OEM front & rear splitters/aprons to be available as carbon fiber. But the overly done fins is just too much.
     
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    Toyota over hyped the teaser, milked off the MKIV and this is what they unveiled.


    The MKIV is such a beautiful car. Dayum!

     
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    #90 Feb 11, 2019
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    @Guff you are 110% right, they were not safe in a collision. Not just the Supra, but most of those 90's car to be honest. Not going to mention any names on this forum out of respect, but I personally knew a good man who died in a Supra too. Unless you owned a Volvo back then, nothing was very safe in a collision.
     

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