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Old Jul 19, 2003, 01:37 PM
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Plans for Toyota to introduce a replacement for its Supra sports car are gathering pace, according to sources. The rendering above is an indication of what such a twenty-first-century Supra might look like, but we'll all just have to wait until this October's Tokyo motor show for the real thing (or a show concept at the very least).

Due on sale in 2004 and based on the upcoming second-generation Lexus IS platform, the new coupe (which might get a new name) is said to be a modern interpretation of Toyota's classic 2000GT of the 1960s. Engines are set to be 3.0- and 3.5-liter normally aspirated V6s matched to a six-speed close-ration transmission.

The curvy, compact, all-new sports coupe is expected to be a direct competitor to the Nissan 350Z. The previous Supra was last sold here in the 1998 model year, by which time it, like the last-generation Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, had suffered dwindling sales as a result of high sticker prices and spiraling insurance costs. As Nissan has done with the 350Z, Toyota wisely will avoid expensive and complex twin-turbo engines for the new Supra, which should allow for asking prices in the $30,000 range.
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Looks cool, but no turbo would be a bad Idea
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whoa...kinda futuristic. Im not sure.
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NO TURBO???
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Old Jul 19, 2003, 04:07 PM
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Looks alright except the front looks very strange. The front looks like a train or some sort of device for pushing snow aside.
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That car will make chicks cream their thongs.
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even though its not turbo, you dont know what kinda power they will try to pull out of a 3.0 or 3.5 liter engine... if they do it right Im sure they will pull somewhere near 300+ and since its a 6, not an 8,10,12,16(caddy) it will still be somewhat more economic than a turbo or twin turbo!
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i agree with psionic98...take a look at the 2003 bmw m3 it is pushin about 332hp from a 3.2 liter V6... if they do make it into a 3.5 liter, they can do much more
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i thought that all in-line 6 (straight-6s) were'nt being manufactured anymore. these are the NISSAN SKYLINES MODELS and the TOYOTA SUPRAS MODELS. unless they're keeping the name "SUPRA" and changing the whole design of the engine; no turbo. i don't know, but when i think of cars like these (SKYLINES, SUPRAS, RX-7, SYLVIAS...), i know of them cuz they're turbos and they kick-***! without turbo... i'm not so sure! just my opinion though... the car does look sweet though!
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No turbo may be good if the can do an all motor 300hp V6,but the problem is most high out put motots - the350Z like s2000 produce no torqe!If they are smart they will 2JZ motor back in it!
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I guess main reasons that most people would like to see a turbo version (for Supra, Skyline GT-R and RX-7) is for the tunability (is there such a word?) for much higher output AND the historical reputation for their predecessors

I don't like the concept Supra's front...
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The M3 has an Inline 6, not a V6. I doubt that BMW will ever go to a V6 configuration. One of the reasons that an I6 is so nice is because it is a naturally balenced reciprocating assembly along with a 60 degree V12. What this means is that while running they are naturally smooth, none of the offbeat vibrations of say an inline 4. This is why I4's run balence shafts.
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I, personally, would love to see a reincarnation of the 2000GT. That's how sports cars should be - lightweight, great handling, with enough power to have some fun. The last Supra TT was a straight-line oinker. You only need gobs of torque if the car weighs 4000 lbs.
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why design a new engine?..just throw in the 2JZ-GTE from the MKIV supra. simple, low cost solution.
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