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Featured SupraMKV Interview with Tada-San on 2021 GR Supra

Discussion in 'General Supra Topics' started by ichitaka05, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. JasonO

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    They are $30 from BMW. Install them and see. I will say not one person who has installed those or the Cusco set and also tracks has complained about them that I have read.

    I think Tada is full of shit and if I was Toyota, I’d genuinely be trying to limit his exposure to the media. It is like listening to stories from grandpa at this point. They just ramble into whatever is convenient at the time.
     
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    Yeah next time he should say "they weren't left out, they will be on future models" which takes away sales from the current model and violates his NDA.
     
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    It would have been smarter to say that with the new suspension setup being stiffer, there is more frame stress so that the additional supports provide greater benefit.

    Toyota has an army of PR and none of them thought about what to say ahead time on these changes?
     
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    Or they he purposely said what he said when they launched the 2020 to sell cars. Now changes the tone to sell the 2021. It's all marketing.
     
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    And who do you suggest they get for media conferences? It's Tada San or nothing
     
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    So they have no project engineers, other executives, test drivers, etc? This seems to work well for other companies.
     
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    Tada-San doesn’t care about 2020 owners!

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    Well if that’s how you feel. Good news for you. Only PR you guys will see & hear in future will be Tomoyama-san. He gonna be far far FAR from all the projects & literally won’t have much detail knowledge to answer other than basic answers. Don’t get me wrong, Tomoyama-san is def knowledgable person, but he doesn’t have time to learn and understand every GR projects that’s happening & in-depth infos. Because he’ll be the PR face of ALL the GR... correction, prob most of the Toyota cars in general will PR by Tomoyama-san.

    I’m def gonna be bias and favor Tada-san here. Even this interview, he didn’t need to let me know he was gonna be around (visiting his friend) and gave up his personal time to interview him. He even went to local 86/Supra meet talking, signing & taking photos w owners.

    Now, there are a lot of things he wish, he can say. Sometimes, he gonna say some weird shit... that’s part of been PR person. He have to say stuff that only upstairs told him to say. But full honesty, his intention isn’t to screw any owners or fans.

    Take it as fan boi backing Tada-san. lol
     
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    Really wish the car had:
    1. Tach/RPM gauge plus gear indicator in the heads up display (BMW M cars and GM cars do this really well)
    2. Comfort access, once you’re used to it it’s hard to go back to using a key
    3. Just make full black wheels standard. I find the two tone wheels an eye sore and the black wheels make the car look that much more agressive
     
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    ^^^ Its has #2
     
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    Agreed. Either all black or all silver wheels. The two tone wheels is the ugliest thing I have ever seen. They did it with the Camry and Corolla wheels too..
     
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    Wow. Shame on me for not noticing lol
     
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    I don't understand Toyota's infatuation with two tone wheels on anything with a sports package lately. Looks like something you buy at Pep Boys.
     
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    Like anything in this world. Even Toyota. It can not please everyone at the same time. I’m just thankful the GR Supra was resurrected. Like the 86, so many negative comments came out initially with the subaru tie-up, but ask any track enthusiasts or car reviews right now, it is still a fordimable sports car for the price. Again it’s also not perfect. Toyota wanted ordinary car enthusiasts to enjoy sports car without breaking the bank. No sense in building uber expensive cars when only a few can enjoy and experience.

    Always remember, japanese sports cars tend to leave space for you to modify or “tune” with your taste. That’s why they are usually called “tuner cars” German sports cars tend to be built “finished” with very few modifications needed (notion of german engineering). Supra is still japanese even if built with BMW parts bin. Supra’s fame is not becaue it came out great stock from the factory. It continues to be a “tuner car” up to now. Expect this same formula from the GR Supra. Tada-san reaches out and listens to the car community. Although not everything we want will happen. It is still in the best interest of the car enthusiasts, consumers and Toyota as a company. Only time can tell. Peace out.
     
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    preach it bro! Ever since I have owned my A90, it has been nothing but fun! It now has a tune, a downpipe and is lowered. I installed all the parts myself so far and this car continues to impress me as I take it apart. Downpipe and springs on the a90 were the easiest installs I have ever done. I kept saying to myself that it really felt like Tada San prepared the car to be tuned and modified. So much space to work and simplicity of design! not to mention reliability
     
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