2020 Toyota Supra - BMW or Toyota? The UNTOLD TRUE STORY

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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    2020 Toyota Supra - BMW or Toyota? The UNTOLD TRUE STORY
    Albon
    Published on Jan 30, 2019
    https://www.toyota.com/upcoming-vehicles/gr-supra/
    The internet is on fire with opinions about the new Toyota Supra and BMW Z4, but it seems that there isn't much in the way of facts. We decided to dig into some research and find out what the truth actually was behind the Toyota and BMW partnership.

    Spoiler alert: Most of the internet is wrong. (Surprise, I know!)

    This took hundreds of hours of research and translation from German and Japanese as well as a number of in-person interviews with the actual designers and engineers from both the BMW and Toyota teams.
    Below I'll drop the online references we used in order to get the information presented in this video, feel free to check them out! If you liked the info here and want to see more fantastic automotive content, feel free to hit the like button, subscribe, and turn on notifications so you never miss a video!


    www.SupraMKV.com/forums

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    https://www.motortrend.com/cars/toyot...

    https://www.investopedia.com/articles...

    https://www.caradvice.com.au/588438/2...

    https://www.motor1.com/news/177145/bm...

    https://www.kleinezeitung.at/wirtscha...

    https://www.autonews.com/article/2016...

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    Toyota Reveals FT-1 Concept at North American International Auto Show 2014 | Toyota
    Toyota USA
    Published on Jan 13, 2014
    Calty Design Research President Kevin Hunter introduces the Toyota FT-1 sports car concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Jan. 13, 2014. First devised by Calty in Sony PlayStation's Gran Turismo 6, the name FT-1 stands for "Future Toyota," and the number "1" represents the ultimate. According to its designers at Calty Design Research, the FT-1 Concept is the ultimate expression of a Toyota coupe design, building upon Toyota's rich sports coupe heritage dating back to the 2000GT, Celica, Supra, MR2 and most recently Scion FR-S. For more on the FT-1, visit http://www.toyota.com/concept-vehicles/


    Toyota FT-1: Idea to Life | Toyota
    Toyota USA
    Published on Jan 13, 2014
    Come take a sneak peek at how Calty Design Research brought a design idea to life with the Toyota FT-1 concept. For more on the FT-1, visit http://www.toyota.com/concept-vehicles/
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    This car is little more than a vanity project for Akio Toyoda. Not quite sure what to think of the styling because it looks like a Toyota 86 was dropped on and melded with a BMW Z4. After the early adopters get theirs, I can't see it selling in any meaningful volume. I wouldn't be surprised if it was less than the 86. That's not really the point, but when you have the automotive industry's biggest warchest by several orders of magnitude, you can afford to take a few risks.
     
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    I've BOUGHT a New Toyota GR SUPRA! | FIRST LOOK
    Shmee150
    Published on Jan 14, 2019
    Let's take a first look and walkaround of the brand new Toyota GR Supra! We can explore in detail the flagship A90 Edition version of the 5th generation Supra, but not only that I can also announce that I have ordered one too! Mine is also the very first one to be allocated in the UK, and will arrive later in 2019, more to come soon.
    The long-awaited A90 Supra has been a decade in the making and as it has arrived ever-closer there has been tremendous buzz around it with various concepts, racing versions and even the camoflagued car running at different events. However now released upon the world at the Detroit Motorshow, NAIAS, it has arrived in full for us to take in.

    The new car is based on a platform share with BMW and sits as the Coupe to its sister in the form of the soft-top BMW Z4. It's powered by the 3.0l inline-6 with 340PS and 500nm, which thanks to an 8spd auto means 0-100km/h (62mph) in 4.3 seconds. It's a 2-seat format with a large rear hatch and is positioned very much as a sporty driving experience with rear-wheel-drive.

    The "900 Club" represents the first round of cars for Toyota with 900 allocations primarily to the UK and Germany as well as other European countries. Within those, there will be an opportunity for 90 customers to purchase the A90 Edition; which comes in the matte Storm Grey paintwork along with other distinct characteristics.

    With regards to my decision to place a deposit for a Supra; I've found it a fascinating story as the car has gone from the FT-1 Concept through to reveal now. I've been looking for a new 'daily driver' and it fits the bill as well as being a very interesting product in its own right to get to know and experience. I followed the process behind the scenes and ensured I was in the correct place during the day sales started so that the moment it went live I could lock in my deposit in which has turned out to be the first one for the UK market! Further information will come in due course which will establish if that certainly makes it possible to choose the A90 Edition specification, but I will update you when I know more.
     
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    The front end reminds me of the "d*** nose" era in F1. Dunno if anyone else sees it.
     
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    i like it aesthetically, but the lack of manual transmission is a killer for me. they offer that as an option in future models its something ill take a closer look at
     
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