Toyota Supra rumored to be offered with 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder base model

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Will Toyota use a 4 cylinder for the next Supra?

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  2. No

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  1. 910ps

    910ps Well-Known Member

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    I just posted about the new rumor that the FT-1 will come in 2 trims, one of them supposedly sharing the turbo 2.0L inline 4 banger that will be used on the Lexus NX200t

    Here's some great info on it.



     
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    Interestng read thanks for posting. Do you guys think this will actually be the base Supra engine?
     
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    Sharing an engine with a NX200 is kinda weird if the Supra is suppsoed to be Toyota's halo sports car no?
     
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    I don't think they'll put in a 4 cylinder in this car. That destroys Supra's image completely IMO.
     
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    Don't do it Toyoda and Tada San!! :(
     
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    I'm posting two different threads/polls since I'm curious if there will be a difference in answers here.

    First, do you think Toyota will actually use a 4 cylinder (whether hybrid or turbo) engine in the Supra? There are both business and technical reasons for it and certainly 4 bangers are no slouch these days.

    Simple yes/no poll but I'd like to hear at what price point you think it will happen if so.
     
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    This question may seem obvious to most enthusiasts if you've never driven a 4 cyl but they can actually be quite fun due to reduced weight and other factors. There's also the issue of price being the primary factor.

    So please weigh in on this... would you be interested in an entry level Supra with a 4cyl and at what price point would you want/expect it?
     
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    Vote no. Not a fan of small displacement engines for pure sports cars. Fuel efficiency shouldn't be the primary concern for a purebred sports car like the MKV is supposed to be.
     
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    They might be "fun" but they'll always lack torque and the balls out performance a top end sports car needs. No 4 cyl!
     
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    It would be more tunable tho. And a 4 would almost definitely be entry model so it's not really going after the other top end sports cars. That could easily be handled by a TT V6 trim.
     
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    If toyota is listening to enthusiasts they will not give the Supra a 4-cyl engine. All across the forums and blogs the reactions are pretty unanimously against it.
     
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    You know 4-banger engines are making up to 400hp these days when tuned aggressively. This isn't the 90's-2000's anymore. They are outperforming some v8's I grew up with and a lot of NA v6 engines today.

    I'm not saying I want one but as the OP said the business case (cheaper) and performance reasons (they are offering cheap and pretty big power) is a reason they are getting more and more popular in some demanding sports cars. Even the new Mustang has a turbo 4.
     
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    Toyota insiders have already hinted that they favor a V6 for the Supra, if for no other reason than they want to avoid redundancy with the 86. A V6 and up just makes more sense for Toyota's flagship performance vehicle.

    This is from Toyota's chairman who said that this new sports coupe will be more akin to the MKIV.

    http://www.caradvice.com.au/235392/toyota-supra-style-replacement-favoured-by-incoming-chairman/

     
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