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Your Ridiculously Awesome Toyota Supra Wallpaper Is Here



We’ve been ranting and raving about the new Mk V Toyota Supra for quite some time now, but it took until just now for me to realize that it’s actually quite an attractive design. The front-engine BMW-based Toyota coupe has good sports car proportions with a small greenhouse and wide fenders. It looks particularly good in this admittedly-not-real backdrop. It looks like a car from the future, and these backgrounds are like something straight out of The Matrix.



The original images were photographed by Nick Pacione at Toyota’s facility in Texas. He then created the red room in Photoshop, while a Isaac Murray crafted the white room using Maya 3DS Max. I’m certainly not good enough at either to even begin to know how that process happened, but I applaud their collective efforts. Both backdrops give me a wave of nostalgia for a laser-background trapper keeper with a Lamborghini Diablo SV on the front.
You can check out more of Nick’s work on his website, nick-pacione.com, or on Instagram: @nickpacione






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5 Things I HATE About The 2020 Toyota Supra

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Toyota Shows New Supra Decked Out in Carbon Fiber

But the aluminum wheels are the hottest part.

While the TRD badge is probably most well-known for being applied to the brand’s most off-road-ready trucks and SUVs—and has recently spread to the Camry, Avalon, and more recently, the RAV4—it’s no surprise that the performance arm has cooked up some goodies for the all-new Supra, a model arguably that makes the most sense to receive some Toyota Racing Development.
Toyota debuted the GR Supra Performance Line Concept TRD last week at Osaka Auto Messe, a Japanese event that focuses on customized cars. The silver exterior features a number of pieces rendered in carbon fiber, including a front lip spoiler, trunklid spoiler, side skirts, rear spats, and a boomerang-shaped piece of trim on the doors. Toyota says the lightweight bits help improve aerodynamics, and the car also has some hot-looking 19-inch forged aluminum wheels painted in black.



Here in the U.S., the 2020 Toyota Supra comes standard with a 3.0-liter inline-six delivering 335 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. That engine comes mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Both the engine and transmission are supplied by BMW, but the tuning of those units is said to be unique in the Supra. The sports car arrives at dealerships in the U.S. starting this summer.

It seems as if Toyota is spreading the TRD love throughout the lineup, so it’s likely we’ll see TRD bits for the U.S.-spec Supra. Eventually, some type of hotter Supra is likely to come out as well. We could see a Supra wearing the GRMN badge, as Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada hinted at in a report last year, though we’ve also heard GR-derived cars sold in the U.S. would be badged as TRD models.













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Allot of mixed feelings about the car. Not sure what the fans expectations were maybe a return of the 90's Supra? A GTR competitor?
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Allot of mixed feelings about the car. Not sure what the fans expectations were maybe a return of the 90's Supra? A GTR competitor?
I have kind of commented on the fact that the MKIV was put onto a pedestal of sorts thanks to Fast and Furious as well the HUGE aftermarket and potential that they found in the 2JZ

I think that people wanted a re-emergence of the Supra to be something to go head to head with the GTR but Toyota had other plans obviously
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Oh well.


This thing being underpowered and the GT500 being an auto only shifted my 2019 plans to a Coyote turbo build.

Probably all the better off for it.
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I have kind of commented on the fact that the MKIV was put onto a pedestal of sorts thanks to Fast and Furious as well the HUGE aftermarket and potential that they found in the 2JZ

I think that people wanted a re-emergence of the Supra to be something to go head to head with the GTR but Toyota had other plans obviously
It would have been very expensive had it been meant to go head to head against the GTR and they would have been complaining about how unaffordable it was
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This thing being underpowered and the GT500 being an auto only shifted my 2019 plans to a Coyote turbo build.

Probably all the better off for it.

underpowered vs what (just curious) They benchmarked the Cayman, so it seems to be in pretty good company with that as a bench mark.
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underpowered vs what (just curious) They benchmarked the Cayman, so it seems to be in pretty good company with that as a bench mark.

It has 15 more HP than the previous gen did 25 years ago. I'm sorry, but 335 to the crank is nothing in 2019.
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once more and more details started coming out it was a given it wasn't going to be a huge HP car but with every BMW engine the aftermarket will have to fill that void I guess and adapt to the Supra
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450hp and a full warranty for ~60k and they would have had my money.

But having to mod a 50k car to get there, and on a platform that’s not cheap to fix once you void the warranty, makes it a no go for me.

But if you like it, then so be it
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I've seen them in person and they look better at angles that is for sure, Toyota is going to sell a lot of them (and that is their goal) I will gladly show it BWM tail lights
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Toyota 86 vs. Supra vs. Lexus RC - How Are They Alike? How Do They Differ?

We do a breakdown of three sporty cars from Toyota/Lexus. Here's how they match up.

Toyota's new Supra brings the number of rear-drive, front engine sporty coupes in the Toyota/Lexus family to three (or four if you consider the LC sporty). We break down the three cars and compare and contrast them from a fan's point of view. Which are best at what? And at what price point?

Similarities- Lexus RC vs. Toyota Supra vs. Toyota 86
Clearly, all three are coupes. That is clear from the image. However, the 86 and RC are four-passenger coupes and the Supra is a 2-seater. The RC and 86 both have a rear seat, which is handy if you have occasional passengers. It's also a handy place to store a jacket.

All three are also front-engine, rear drive. The RC is also available with all-wheel drive (except whenit has the V. Is there another automaker with three rear-drive coupes? Make it four. There is the LC lluxury-tourer from Lexus to consider as well.

Differences- Lexus RC vs. Toyota Supra vs. Toyota 86
The RC is the biggest of the three and rides on the longest wheelbase. The 86 has the second longest wheelbase and is shorter by a few inches than the Supra in outside length.
The 86 uses a horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine. If you've driven it, you know it is a low-torque engine that every enthusiast wants to be stronger. The RC offers multiple engines including a turbo four, V6, and V8. The new Supra uses BMW's inline 3-liter engine. The BMW's engine is stout. Great torque and also great power.
Of the three, only the 86 offers a manual transmission. So, if you are an older enthusiast, or just like throwback technology, you can get one in the 86. In the 86 you need the stick, because the H4 has no guts down low. The autos don't drive that well. They are fine cars, just not fun. The Supra and RC cars all offer 8-speed automatics with paddle shifters and rev-matching on downshifts (of course). The RC F has an adaptive automatic that is amazing on track. We found it to be one of the car's best attributes in track testing.

Lexus RC vs. Toyota Supra vs. Toyota 86 - Personalities
The RC line covers many different personalities. The base cars are not that sporty. The all-wheel drive cars are compromise cars for folks in snowy areas. The rear-drive (only) RC F is a beast that can also make for a fantastic grand tourer. The 86 is a sports car through and through. For better and for worse. It's a car you think you can drive to work everyday, and you can, but it is not comfortable for that duty. It's fun on track, except you keep thinking "this would be perfect with more low-end torque and about 50 more hp." We can't say how the Supra will feel until we test it.

Toyota's new Supra brings the number of rear-drive, front engine sporty coupes in the Toyota/Lexus family to three. We break down the three cars and compare and contrast them from a fan's point of view. Which are best at what? And at what price point?

Similarities- Lexus RC vs. Toyota Supra vs. Toyota 86
All three are coupes. That is clear from the image. The Supra is a 2-seater. The RC and 86 both have a rear seat, which is handy if you have occasional passengers. It's also a handy place to store a jacket.

All three are also front-engine, rear drive. The RC is also available with all-wheel drive. Is there another automaker with four rear-drive coupes?

Differences- Lexus RC vs. Toyota Supra vs. Toyota 86
The RC is the biggest of the three and rides on the longest wheelbase. The 86 has the second longest wheelbase and is shorter by a few inches than the Supra.





The 86 uses a horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine. If you've driven it, you know it is a low-torque engine that every enthusiast wants to be stronger. The RC offers multiple engines including a turbo four, V6, and V8. The new Supra uses BMW's inline 3-liter engine. The BMW's engine is stout. Great torque and also great power.
Of the three, only the 86 offers a manual transmission. So, if you are an older enthusiast, or just like throwback technology, you can get one in the 86. In the 86 you need the stick, because the H4 has no guts down low. The autos don't drive that well. They are fine cars, just not fun. The Supra and RC cars all offer 8-speed automatics with paddle shifters and rev-matching on downshifts (of course). The RC F has an adaptive automatic that is amazing on track. We found it to be one of the car's best attributes in track testing.

Lexus RC vs. Toyota Supra vs. Toyota 86 - Personalities - Target Buyers - Sales

The RC is a super-low volume line for Lexus. In November, Lexus sold 239. In a good month, Toyota sells 400 86s. The Supra will have a spike of sales for its first six months and then disappear in sales, dropping off to about this level. There is no single target buyer type for these cars. At Lexus the target is younger, single and newly married folks and also retired buyers. The 86 is pointed at young buyers stretching to buy a true sports car and folks who want to track it. We can't figure out who the Supra is pointed at. Maybe a BMW shopper who wants a harder edge at a 20% discount.
Toyota's new Supra brings the number of rear-drive, front engine sporty coupes in the Toyota/Lexus family to three. We break down the three cars and compare and contrast them from a fan's point of view. Which are best at what? And at what price point?

The 86 is a sort of sports car, but without the real performance chops. The RC is as good a grand tourer as exists today, and the Supra will be a pure sports car for more mature drivers. Not a lot of kids have $53K to spend on a car. Think of the Supra as a track car for the street.

Similarities- Lexus RC vs. Toyota Supra vs. Toyota 86
Clearly, all three are coupes. That is clear from the image. However, the 86 and RC are four-passenger coupes and the Supra is a 2-seater. The RC and 86 both have a rear seat, which is handy if you have occasional passengers. It's also a handy place to store a jacket.

All three are also front-engine, rear drive. The RC is also available with all-wheel drive. Is there another automaker with three rear-drive coupes?

Differences- Lexus RC vs. Toyota Supra vs. Toyota 86
The RC is the biggest of the three and rides on the longest wheelbase. The 86 has the second longest wheelbase and is shorter by a few inches than the Supra.

The 86 uses a horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine. If you've driven it, you know it is a low-torque engine that every enthusiast wants to be stronger. The RC offers multiple engines including a turbo four, V6, and V8. The new Supra uses BMW's inline 3-liter engine. The BMW's engine is stout. Great torque and also great power.
Of the three, only the 86 offers a manual transmission. So, if you are an older enthusiast, or just like throwback technology, you can get one in the 86. In the 86 you need the stick, because the H4 has no guts down low. The autos don't drive that well. They are fine cars, just not fun. The Supra and RC cars all offer 8-speed automatics with paddle shifters and rev-matching on downshifts (of course). The RC F has an adaptive automatic that is amazing on track. We found it to be one of the car's best attributes in track testing.

Lexus RC vs. Toyota Supra vs. Toyota 86 - Price points
If you are shopping for a new version, here is your budget:
86 = $30K
RC = $45 to $55K
RC F = $70K
Supra $53K

Performance - Lexus RC vs. Toyota Supra vs. Toyota 86
On paper, the Supra will be the leader of this pack. The BMW engine's torque is the reason coupled with less weight than the RC-F. On a track, and why these cars would ever race one another is a complete mystery, the RC-F in the right hands will give the Supra a run for its money due to its power and performance bits. The Supra should be able to beat it though. The 86 is fun on a track, but not fast. 0-60 MPH times would break down as follows:

86 = 6 seconds
RC 350 = 5.5 seconds
RC F = 4.5 to 4.1 seconds
Supra = 4.5 seconds is our best guess
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Larry Printz: The passionate man behind the all-new 2020 Toyota Supra




DETROIT — Everyone has had one car in their life that holds a special place in their heart. For Akio Toyoda, grandson of Toyota founder Kiichiro Toyoda, that car is the Toyota Supra, a model last seen in the U.S. in 1998.

“Back in the day, my Supra and I spent countless hours together as I learned to become a master driver,” Toyoda told the world’s media at a press conference during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday. His fondness for the car remained, even as the car’s manufacturing ended in other markets in 2002.
But in 2012, designers at Toyota’s Calty Design Research Center in Newport Beach, Calif. initiated a skunk works project that resulted in a concept car called the FT-1, one that looked like it could be the next Supra. It soon had a starring role in the Gran Turismo video game, and the next time Toyoda visited Calty, designers placed him in a simulator piloting the concept car, albeit virtually.



“I recommend this approach to any designer out there trying to get his boss to sign off on a concept car, because for me it was game over,” he recalled. “At the end of the day, is there anything better than a tight rear-wheel-drive sports car?”

The result? The Supra returns for 2020 with a turbocharged double-overhead-cam inline six-cylinder engine generating 335 horsepower, enough to run 0-60 mph in 4.1-seconds through its standard eight-speed automatic transmission.
This doesn’t typically happen with company CEOs, admits Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales for Toyota Motor North America. “We’re a little unusual for a car company. We have a president and CEO of this company who has gasoline running through his veins.”

But there’s an asterisk, and it’s this: BMW developed the platform, powertrain and suspension; Toyota tweaked it all, adding its own settings, software and exterior styling, which owes much to the FT-1 and to a lesser extent Toyota’s classic 2000 GT. Some longtime Supra fans have objected, saying the car isn’t truly a Supra due to its BMW genetics.
Carter defended the company’s sharing platforms when engineering new sports cars, a practice Toyota started with the rear-wheel-drive 86 sports coupe, a vehicle initially engineered by Subaru. “The market has shifted to SUVs,” he said. “As much as we like to have these iconic vehicles, it’s very difficult to do these if you don’t have sharing for amortization.”

Hollis added that the use of key Supra ingredients, such as an inline six-cylinder engine, keeps the car true to its roots, even if it uses BMW components and is built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.

“Even though it was a cooperative effort with BMW, he was the one behind the wheel all of that time at the Nurburgring and a lot of test tracks to make sure that it was that car that he wanted to bring back to life,” said racecar driver Scott Pruett about Akio Toyoda. Pruett is advising Toyota on the new model.

But Toyoda had some help: the company’s in-house Gazoo Racing team, which didn’t start out like other teams, according to Toyoda. “We were more like a bunch of friends who thought it would be cool to hang out together with the big boys and eat bratwurst,” Toyoda said. “Little by little, year by year, we got better and better and became a real team. In fact, in 2018, Toyota’s Gazoo Racing Division won the World Rally Championship at LeMans. So the new Supra was born out of this hands-on testing at the Nurburgring.”
As you’d expect, the Supra has a low center of gravity and 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution for optimal handling. But Toyota also specified the spring and shock absorber tuning for the strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, which makes extensive use of aluminum to save weight. An active differential that controls torque distribution between the rear wheels when cornering under acceleration and braking to reduce understeer and oversteer. The Supra’s 275/35R19 rear wheels are wider than the front 255/35R19 wheels for enhanced grip while an adjustable suspension system offers Normal and Sport settings to fine-tune the car to road conditions.

Base Supras have a 6.5-inch infotainment screen operated by the rotary knob on the console, as well as Bluetooth and iPod capability. The 3.0 Premium grade have a larger 8.8-inch touchscreen display with navigation, rotary knob, telematics services, wireless Apple CarPlay, a premium 12-speaker JBL audio system, and wireless phone charging. The JBL audio system and navigation are optional on base models.

The 2020 Supra goes on sale in summer of 2019 in 3.0 and 3.0 Premium trims, as well as a Launch Edition based on the 3.0 Premium grade and wearing Akio Toyoda’s signature etched in carbon fiber. The Supra starts at $49,990, with the Launch Edition beginning at $55,250.

Company officials expect buyers will be slightly older than their mid-30s, the age of a typical 86 buyer. “There is a large population of youth that does have money to afford these cars,” said Carter. “Where I think the opportunity exists is with European intenders.”

Hollis agrees. “I wouldn’t call it a first-time buyer, I’d call it a first-time Toyota buyer.”

Both agree that the Supra’s interest among younger buyers is a sign that Toyota’s aim of producing vehicles that are more fun to drive is resonating with consumers.

“That’s a real unique thing with this brand and with Akio,” said Pruett. “Having that guy at the head of Toyota and Lexus, and having that amount of passion in cars and for the brand, is an exciting thing that’s unique.”

Certainly it was hard to miss Toyoda’s enthusiasm earlier this week.

“Today, the legend has returned,” he said, beaming like a proud parent just before the new model’s unveiling. “Supra is back, better than ever.”


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  • Base prices: $49,990-$55,250
  • Engine: Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder
  • Horsepower: 335
  • Torque: 365 pound-feet

  • 0-60 mph: 4.1 seconds
  • EPA fuel economy: Not available
  • Wheelbase: 97.2 inches
  • Length: 172.5 inches
  • Curb weight: 3,397 pounds
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Public finally gets a closer look at Supra at Daytona

Early production model among Toyota vehicles displayed on Daytona’s midway

Among the many displays crowding the huge expanse of Daytona International Speedway in the week leading up to NASCAR’s Daytona 500 is one from Toyota. And among all the cars on display, one was surprisingly not getting much attention Saturday morning: A 2020 Supra, clad in red and stickered up like a pace car. For those who did notice it, there was quite a buzz.

The much-anticipated Supra made its debut a few weeks ago at the Detroit Auto Show. It was also seen at Barrett-Jackson, when the first production model was sold for charity shortly after. Saturday, the new NASCAR Xfinity version made its on-track debut and finished third in its first race.

This week an early production model was among the Toyota vehicles being displayed on Daytona’s midway.

“This is an early prototype, a similar one to the one that was at Barrett Jackson,” Ed Laukes, group VP of marketing at Toyota, said.

The new models won’t be in showrooms until late March. But for those fans lucky enough to be at Daytona this week, the new Supra could be seen up close and in person for the first time for the general public.

“We think we're drawing a lot of attention,” Laukes said. “It’s been 22 years since we've had Supra, and people have been asking for Supra to come back, and we worked really hard to get it back, and now it's back.”

While there may not have been a huge crowd around it prior to the Xfinity race Saturday, those who did look the Supra over seemed genuinely excited to finally see in person one of the most iconic sports cars in history as it gets one step closer to returning to showrooms.













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450hp and a full warranty for ~60k and they would have had my money.

But having to mod a 50k car to get there, and on a platform that’s not cheap to fix once you void the warranty, makes it a no go for me.

But if you like it, then so be it
I know this is crazy, but a $500 tune will put you at 450bhp. And for only $50k. And it will be removable to keep your warranty intact.

People are bitching just to bitch. This car is going to be great.
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had a BMW guy try to tell me the B48 was co-developed with Toyota for the Supra


So there is a video of Toyota taking it apart and looking for weak points etc.. that does not equal "co-development" he was pretty sure they did
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There’s A 2JZ Engine Swap Coming For New 2020 Toyota Supra












A tuning company out of California has announced that it will soon offer 2JZ engine swap packages for the fifth-generation Toyota Supra.

Prior to the launch of the 2020 Supra, Toyota itself said that its engine bay can fit the iconic 3.0-liter 2JZ of the previous-generation car. While we’re unsure of how much demand there will be for 2JZ-swapped A90 Supras, CX Racing has developed everything you need to make it happen.
A single teaser of the package has been published and it only happens to be a rendering since deliveries of the new Supra haven’t even commenced yet. Nevertheless, the image does show the twin-turbo 2JZ fitting snugly into the engine bay. CX Racing hasn’t said what supporting modifications will be included in the engine swap package.
The 2JZ, which in JDM twin-turbo form was rated at 276hp / 280PSm, and in North American and Euro-specification at up to 325hp / 330PS, is rightfully considered one of the best performance engines ever produced. It has long been a favorite for tuners around the world thanks to its immense strength and the power that can be extracted from it.


However, the engine is almost 30 years old and buying a new Supra just to replace its BMW-sourced B58 inline-six that has 335hp /340PS in factory form with a 2JZ seems quite daft.


It’s no secret that many diehard Supra fans were disappointed to hear about the new sports car using a BMW engine, claiming that it’s no longer a ‘real Supra.’ However, anyone with even the slightest knowledge of BMWs should know that it has a long and rich history of building perhaps the best straight-sixes known to man. The B58 also happens to be very strong and as Supra fans will soon discover, can be easily modified.
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Toyota GR Supra GT4 Concept: Why Must Toyota Make Us Beg





Get out your bingo cards, there’s yet another 2019 Toyota Supra concept car. This one, the Toyota GR Supra GT4 Concept, is what a privateer racing Supra could look like. In fact, it’s almost exactly what Toyota could sell you. Instead of doing that, we’re just calling this a concept for now.

This new GR Supra GT4 Concept is different from the GR Supra racing conceptwe saw at the Detroit Auto Show. The Supra GT4 was developed by Toyota Motorsport GmbHin Europe for GT4 series racing, which the company claims is one of the fastest growing racing series in key markets like North America, Europe and Asia.




If it goes into production, which, who are we kidding, it most likely will, it’s a race car, “production” isn’t too many anyway, it would be a factory-built track-only race car for amateur motorsports teams racing in the European GT4 Series, American IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, and the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia and Super Endurance Series, among others.
Because it’s a concept, Toyota gets to be pretty tight-lipped about details, but it keeps the BMW 3.0-liter inline turbo six-cylinderfrom the real car. Weight has been reduced compared to the production car, there’s racing-spec brakes and suspension, a nice big rear wing and a built-in roll cage.




While we wait to find out if this car goes into production, the new Supra will actually be racing in the SP8T class of the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring this year, and the Super GT and GT500 classes in 2020. Oh yeah, also NASCAR.
No word yet on whether any of the fake vents on the GT4 Concept have been converted to be functional.





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Here's Where You're Expected to Put the Front Plate on a 2020 Toyota Supra






Last month, we were suddenly frozen in fear of the prospect of a front-mounted U.S. license plate on the 2020 Toyota Supra, as the open-orifices of the car’s design didn’t leave a lot of room for mounting a thin, ugly rectangle of government-issued metal. Sadly, it’s almost exactly as bad as we feared.


According to screenshots of the Gran Turismo Sportvideo game sent in to Jalopnik by a reader (thanks, Joe from Chicago), the new Supra bumper gets a fill-in mount right in the middle-hole of its grille, sort of hanging off of the forward tip of the hood, just under the emblem:





Here’s what it would roughly look like with an actual plate:







I actually think it looked better when we mocked it up a little lower last month:





That’s... something.
Keep in mind this is just a video game, but it seems pretty obvious that this is the likely setup shipping off of dealer lots in the near future. I’m going to admit that this isn’t very shocking. Does it look bad? Yeah, it does. For a few reasons.



First, we need to blame America for its dumb and ugly squarish-rectangular license plate shape that doesn’t really fit the design language of any car produced after 1990. Then we need to blame the 31 states in America that require a front-mounted license plate.


Then we blame society as a whole for enacting laws and law enforcement, and organizing people into coded identities that are meant to be tracked, which quite clearly constrains our world’s most creative minds and spoils everything that is natural and good.






Then we blame Toyota. I’m not going to say they should have changed the design language of the car to account for the government’s dumb and ugly metal. But we have to blame them because there’s really nowhere else to put the license plate on the front of the car.
One of the other orifices of the face design houses safety and parking sensors you can’t block with a plate, though it’s unclear if anything is on the other side, and there’s hardly any room left between the holes and the headlights to get fancy with some sort of sticker plate that isn’t even allowed.

All in all this is just one of those unfortunate situations no one can really do anything about. If you’re worried about it, just keep the plate under the windshield on your dashboard. If you’re real, you’ll move to a state that doesn’t require a front plate.
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A Pandem Widebody A90 Toyota Supra Bodykit Is On The Way

A Pandem-branded widebody kit is being worked on for the new Toyota Supra, and it's suitably unsubtle



Ever since the new Toyota Supra was revealed, we’ve insisted that the aftermarket scene for the A90 is going to be incredible. Even chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has actively encouraged post-sale fettling of the car.
Remaps, bigger wheels, bodykits, more aggressive suspension setups - we’re excited to see what people come up with. And at the more outlandish end of the scale, Tra-Kyoto - the firm behind Rocket Bunny - has released renders and a CGI video of an incoming Pandem-branded kit for the car.



It works out pretty much as you’d expect. We have fantastically wide arches, a huge rear wing, a big suspension drop on deep-dish wheels, a low slung splitter and new side skirts. Subtle it is not.
There’s no word on when the kit will be available, nor do we know when we’ll see the real deal. A post from the Rocket Bunny Pandem Instagram account merely says “No further details yet…Please stand by for future updates.”
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World’s First 2JZ-Swapped 2020 Toyota GR Supra A90 Is A Reality












It was only a matter of time before someone swapped the new Supra’s BMW engine with the legendary 2JZ unit from the Supra A80.

Last month, a California-based company announced it would start offering 2JZ engine swap packages for the fifth-gen Supra. As it turns out, someone stole their thunder.
That someone is Daigo Saito, the famous Japanese drifter known for his spectacular drift cars that included a Ferrari 599 GTB not that long ago. Well, the time has come for Saito to build a new drift car and he chose the all-new Supra A90 as a starting point.

Details are scarce for the moment but the photos he uploaded on social media reveal some massive changes to the Supra — as you would expect from a drift car. For example, the car features an additional rear-mounted radiator for extra cooling capacity.
The 2JZ-GTE twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine is in 800 hp specification which should give Saito plenty of momentum to sustain some long drifts. As you can see, there are still some things left to be done to the car, such as fitting some wheel arch extensions to cover the wider tires.
Remarkably, turning the Supra A90 road car into a 2JZ-powered drift machine took just 42 days, including development.

Saito says he chose the new Supra as a basis for his new drift car because the A90 has a short wheelbase and compact body, making it easy to control during drifting. Plus, it offers low running costs. Why the switch to the 2JZ, though?
Saito doesn’t say but it’s pretty clear that the new Supra’s BMW-sourced B58 engine is too new for aftermarket companies to develop performance spec parts yet. Thus, swapping the stock motor for a 2JZ was a logical thing to do, especially since Saito has raced 2JZ-powered drift cars in the past.
The 2JZ-powered Supra A90 drift car will make its first public appearance on March 23 in Tokyo at the D1 Grand Prix All-Star Shoot Out.
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Toyota Supra Engineer Says Model Needs To Evolve, Hints At Entry-Level And Performance Variant







Toyota unveiled the 2020 GR Supra at the North American International Auto Show earlier this year and it appears the company has big plans for the future.

In an interview with Top Gear, Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada said the “Supra needs to continue to evolve each year.” This likely means we can expect to see a handful of new variants in the future.
While Tada was coy on specifics, he suggested there will eventually be an entry-level model that uses a BMW-sourced four-cylinder engine. The BMW Z4 sDrive30i features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 255 hp (190 kW / 258 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque, and it’s possible this engine could find its way into the Supra. If it does, we can expect the coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in approximately 5.2 seconds.
While the engine is significantly less powerful than the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six, which produces 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 365 lb-ft (494 Nm) of torque, Tada suggested the four-cylinder model could be around 220 lbs (110 kg) lighter.

Speaking of lighter models, Tada hinted at a performance variant with more power and a sportier suspension. He suggested the car could follow in the footsteps of the 86 GRMN which was introduced in 2015 with a carbon fiber hood, plexiglass windows and a large rear wing. The model was also had a retuned suspension, a 99 lbs (45 kg) weight reduction and an upgraded four-cylinder engine with 213 hp (159 kW / 216 PS) and 160 lb-ft (217 Nm) of torque.
In other news, Tada suggested a manual transmission remains a possibility and said a targa variant would be more likely than a convertible. Speaking of the latter, Tata said “I’ve looked at it” but noted some customers aren’t fans of targas because of roof storage issues.
Tata also hinted the interior could be updated in the future. While he didn’t go into details, the Supra borrows heavily from the BMW parts bin so Toyota might want to change that later down the road.
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