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Discussion in 'B48 4-Cyl Engine, Exhaust, Drivetrain, Bolt-Ons' started by Supra93, Jan 15, 2019.
I never doubted you @A70TTR!
Very interesting to see, but definitely no surprise. I still want that manual though.
The guy always knew what he was talking about. I remember the days people would doubt him. Oh how wrong they were. Thanks @A70TTR @Guff @Supra93.
These three pulled through for us. Bless.
To answer that last part, nah I'm good!
Its not that people want the 4 cylinder, but that people want the manual transmission.
Fixed Those two really deserve all the credit. I just had a source that sent us the pricing and some pics a few days before the unveiling.
All of us work together and as such are equal as far as I'm concerned.
We all enjoy this stuff the same
As to the news, yes expected, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. The 4cyl is 3075lbs and makes 255hp. Throw on some bolt ons and I could see nearly 350hp and a car that competes in the Z space for ~$39k (haven't seen officialpricing yet, maybe it's out?). Either way, I totally understand why Toyota USA decided to opt out, but at the same time kind of unfortunate.
Maybe they don't want to cannibalize the 86 or wait until its end of production before bringing over the 4 banger? Subaru is not going to like that one bit.
It's sales of both the 86 and the A90 I6. They want folks to choose between them without cannibalizing either. They also know Supra is synonymous with I6 in North America so...
In Asia they will sell far more of the 4cyl due to taxes, so that was an easy decision as well.
I'd argue it wouldn't have been that bad to have the 86 and A90 I4/I6 at $29k, $39k, and $49k, but oh well.
This is just my guess:
1. Looking back, the GTE Supras outsold the GE Supras almost 2 to 1.
2. Americans view bigger is better. / V8 guys already look down on 6 cyl, imagine what they would say about a 4 banger.
We did a number of polls, and hardly anyone voted for the 4 cyl.
Well according to mkiv.com's US numbers, 37% were NA sold here.
But I hope the 4 cyl does come here. Like Tada said, its the 2jz swap model
Which is almost 2:1 or percentage form 66.6% to 33.3%
I think a better route would to to pick up a fender bender at Copart later down the road for those wanting to do engine swaps.