Featured Reviews are in for 2020 Supra MKV preproduction car

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    Other than driving impressions, when reviewers asked about specs, they were met with very wishy washy comments that doesn't boil down anything about performance. Vague things like 300HP and 300 lbs. Only thing concrete was the US will be louder, much, much louder and the CE had his eyes widewith excitement.
     
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    It's a very confusing launch for sure. I can't see them release a completely different car @ 450 HP or whatever the claim is from what they have been testing. I think its pretty clear we are going to get the 382 HP as the high output motor.

    It Is a little disappointing to hear the Z4 appears to be the more aggressive car of the two
     
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    The exterior is unclear,
    The interior is unclear,
    The drivetrain specs are unclear.

    The only thing clear about those reviews were the chassis, suspension, and supra
     
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    Out of 2 dozen reviews, only 1 of them says that.
    In the real world, we call this an outlier
     
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    And it finally comes out. Haters are really just whining about a badge.

    Are you sad Toyota isn't providing a 2+2 GT that handles like crap from factory and is all engine. MKV isn't going to be a JDM muscle car.

    The Supra name is really about an engine. An engine that was in other models.
     
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    IDK about BMW giving Toyota the S58 to throw into the new Supra or even a revised version of it. It'll possibly be the best I6 BMW has to offer. Giving it to a competitor to put in a lighter more rigid chassis for less $$$ compared to it's M2, M3, and M4 could hurt them. But then again that could explain why they still can't reveal the car.
     
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    S58 is not happening...period.
     
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    Rumors of the S58 including an electric turbo to compete with Audi and Mercedes. The only way the Supra would get the S58, IMO, is if toyota helped develop that electric turbo/48v system.

    Can you tell me the winning lotto numbers for next week?
     
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    Sure, journalists have clocked the A90 unofficial runs around the 8 min mark. The Z4 did 7:55:41. Considering it's been confirmed they share a platform and drivetrain, it makes logical sense to conclude that the Supra will do similar times.

    Unless of course you're inferring that suspension and engine tunes alone can make up for a 15 second swing in time...nevermind that 15 seconds is the difference between a 2.5L 366HP 4 cylinder cayman S and a 3.8L 475 HP 991 911 GT3
     
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    It would be funny that the supra turn with a simple b58 z4 for the development and for the prodution toyota put the s58 :popcorn: than explain many things :dunno:
     
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    if you are implying that the mkiv handled like crap and was only the engine , you are wrong . Also it is not a matter of personal opinion that the car held the world record for braking up until carrera gt came (beautiful car btw). The handling is more debatable than the "the car is only engine" but then again for the handling part you have to compare it to other cars of its era like skyline r33 or some porsches and ferraris that were the benchmarks of the era maybe, i believe you will be surprised but anyway. For the 2+2 is purely objective, i prefer 2+2 because i can't afford to buy a track toy for 50k or 60k, for me a 2 seater car is comparable to a motorcycle , a fast motorcycle is faster than a car in a track, easier to get out of traffic. I am hoping though the new supra will surprise me , this is the only reason i am staying in this forum , i am not positive nor negative in any way , i am waiting to sit inside the car and then judge for myself , if it is a good car then yay if it is not whatever there are other options.
     
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    I hope the B58 will come in a mid level trim, it will definitely be great option for cheap modding without breaking the bank.

    My guess is the tiers would stack B48(not in american markets) -> B58 -> S58(GR model)
     
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    That would be awesome to have an S58 in the line up along with a manual. Just don’t have faith in toyota to do that though.
     
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    So much for this being a “joint” collaboration huh?
     
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    I guess it depends on if theyre using toyota technology
     
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