Toyota Supra (A90)

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by RocZX, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Eunos_Cosmo

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    And the a-pillar is much nicer on the LF-A. I hate the '1990s' way of molding the front fender into the mirror and a-pillar, like the Fbodies of the day.
     
  2. R1600Turbo

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    It's a concept car for now, chances are that'll disappear.
     
  3. RocZX

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    Supra Successor Back in the Pipeline

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    It looks like it going to compete with the new NSX.
     
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    CVT for a sports car? Doesn't sound too good to begin with...

    Also, the new "Supra" will take on the new GT-R and NSX, and not the Evo and STI, I take it?
     
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    I like the old school supra so if they go with a updated version I'll be please.
     
  8. nitrorocks

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    That's a pretty good looking car. :tup: That's right, I'm a Supra fan. :p
     
  9. eSZee

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    I don't see why anyone would think the supra would look like the BRZ/FRS.
     
  10. sumbrownkid

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    CVT in a Supra? I'll see it to believe it.

    Personally, I don't think Toyota would have the balls to do it.
     
  11. Crushed

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    I heard about this but I highly doubt it will have 400hp! :p
     
  12. ShortAznGuy

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    I wouldn't mind it being hybrid as long as you can turn it off, if that makes any sense. Lets say you do have the Supra, getting 20mpg. You, being sad, turn on the "hybrid mode" and instantly get something like 30mpg. You meet some guy at a traffic light in an R35 so you turn off "hybrid mode" and burn the crap out of him when the light turns green. You turn "hybrid mode" back on and get your respectable 30mpg again. That way if you want to save gas while getting the groceries, you can use "hybrid mode," and when you want to go to a track day or just drive fast in general, you can just turn it off.

    That would be cool...
     
  13. Diogo

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    I saw one on paris like a month ago .

    When I saw I told to my dad that would be other version of the GT86 .

    Wrong. I don't like , Supra is supoused to be a beast. that's a Prius with GT86 concept chassis and a turbo. :(
     
  14. homeforsummer

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    Except you don't, because the hybrid system is as much there for providing a power boost as it is for economy. Turn it off, and your power output drops...
     
  15. ShortAznGuy

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    I know, but nothing is impossible and we're allowed to dream too, haha.
     
  16. Azuremen

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    Dream that something is completely pointless exists?

    There would be zero benefit from being able to turn off the hybrid drivetrain.
     
  17. ShortAznGuy

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    People don't want the hybrid drivetrain but people are implementing them into future cars. Being able to turn it on and off would benefit both sides: the enthusiasts and the gas savers. I don't see why it isn't pointless. Obviously I know that it would be impossible for a manufacturer to want to do this because it would be a waste of money but hey, it's a dream.
     
  18. BobbyBRAKEaNek

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    Why do people hate hybrid systems with sports cars. Why not have more power, better fuel economy, better performance, and better traction. Things change with time, this isn't '93 anymore. On the other hand they call lop-off the CVT tranny. 7 or 8 speed tranny would be a much better route.
     
  19. 1241Penguin

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    Why would the car enthusiasts not want it? Electric motors generate more torque than ICEs.
     
  20. Azuremen

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    Turning off the hybrid system would be very, very easy with a switch, since it is basically all electric and the motors don't run 100% of the time.

    What I am saying is you would only make the car, in every measurable way, slower by turning it off, because the weight from the system will still be there and all that.

    Like I said, no benefit.

    And :lol: at making into two very different camps. I like electric motors because I like torque. I'm an enthusiast as well, and you can probably guess that based on my history of vehicles.

    I feel you are grossly missing the point here.
     
  21. Nish

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    I can see 1 benefit from being able to turn it off (to save your electricity for if it's needed) but that's about it or if you are picky with your drivetrain, making your 4wd hybrid into a rwd engine powered car.
     
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    But there wouldn't be a benefit to turning it off. You're talking about a system that - if it's implemented - will likely operate in a similar way to that of other Toyota/Lexus hybrids, but with more emphasis on boosting performance.

    Take the "...450h" Lexus at the moment. Each uses a 3.5 V6 and a hybrid system. The "450h" implies that despite the 3.5-litre capacity, performance is more akin to having a 4.5 under the hood. The electric motor provides whatever amount of horsepower to assist the regular engine.

    It's also there to help save gas, so if you're in nose-to-tail traffic - a situation in which having huge amounts of horsepower is utterly pointless since you're probably only using 10bhp to crawl along the road - it'll run entirely on electricity.

    There'd be no benefit to "turning it off", because all you'd experience is less performance (both due to having no electric motor assistance, and also because the extra weight of the batteries/motor wouldn't be doing anything except being extra weight), it wouldn't re-capture energy when braking like the current systems do (so no "saving electricity for when you need it"), and you'd be wasting useful fuel crawling along in traffic.

    It seems the problem with hybrids is no longer to do with the technology - it's to do with people who are so prejudiced by the "Prius effect" that they're unprepared to accept any benefits of the systems.
     
  23. RocZX

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    Can they use the electric motor from the front wheels to have better traction when turning the car at high speeds(as most hybrids systems turn off at high speeds), as some past sports cars had 4 wheel steering that was only active at high speeds?
     
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    Some older Andreas Fougner renditions of a 2014 Supra. I like the side profile, reminds me of the 370Z.
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  25. Mr_X

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    Nothing wrong with it being a hybrid. The Supra HV-R was awesome
     
  26. oopssorryy

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    Love the side profile, but the front and back end look like a Prius and a R35 had a late night together.
     
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    That design looks phenomenal. Not seeing where the Prius bit comes in...
     
  28. Endless-Wilso

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    Looks like a fat lenthend GT86 to me , they can do better and if it dont have atleast 350 to 400hp its a faliure in my book. i think they need to aim for 370Z type territory atleast.
     
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    They probably will drop an engine that produces 300-400 HP, and run it in conjunction with a hybrid motor.

    Hopefully they learned lessons of the TS030 don't go to waste.
     
  30. RocZX

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    Supra successor confirmed for production
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