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Old 09-08-16, 03:48 PM   #916
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It should really have a flat 6 twin turbo, but that is my two cents.
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Old 09-08-16, 03:54 PM   #917
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It should really have a flat 6 twin turbo, but that is my two cents.
To be unique, agreed. It'll likely be some 3.x liter that is shared with the IS, RC, and GS in the near future.
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Old 09-08-16, 03:55 PM   #918
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MUNICH -- BMW and Toyota have picked Magna Steyr to build their upcoming roadster developed from a joint platform, according to a report.

The next generation BMW Z4, likely to be called the Z5, and the Toyota Supra successor will run off the assembly line in the contract manufacturer's plant in Graz, Austria, starting 2018, the Kleine Zeitung local newspaper reported. It said annual production of 60,000 cars is planned for the two models.

BMW has said it will contract Magna Steyr, a unit of Magna International Inc., to build a new model next year after it decided to end production of the Mini Paceman and Countryman in Graz this year but has not named the model. The Countryman likely will be built at the VDL Nedcar factory in the Netherlands that already produces the Mini hatchback, although BMW has not yet disclosed the new production location. The Paceman is being axed.

A Magna Steyr spokesman said the company was not yet permitted to say which BMW model would replace production of the Paceman and Countryman.

Spokespeople at BMW and Toyota Europe declined comment on the Kleine Zeitung report.

The current Z4 has been on the market since May 2009 and BMW executives said early this year that no final approval had been given for a replacement despite the completion of feasibility studies.

Demand for two-seaters is largely dormant, which prompted BMW to ax the Mini Coupe and Roadster, along with the Paceman. Z4 sales fell 47 percent in the first quarter and the model accounts for just three-tenths of 1 percent of BMW brandís volume.

When asked then by Automotive News Europe whether it was still financially worth competing in the roadster segment, BMW CEO Harald Krueger said the company's cooperation with Toyota would help. "BMW has a long roadster tradition," he said. "We will occupy the segment once more. It's not big, but it's important for the strength of the brand."

Magna Steyr is a unit of Canada's Magna International and its specialty is building low volume cars, ideal for a niche model like a roadster. The Graz factory currently builds the Mercedes G class SUV and will add an as yet unnamed Jaguar Land Rover model in 2017. Production of the Peugeot RCZ coupe at the plant ended last year.

Earlier this month Magna Steyr said retooling works at the Graz plant are on schedule and will be completed next year. It forecast that annual production at Graz will surpass 200,000 vehicles in 2018. Last year Graz built 103,904 cars.
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Old 09-08-16, 03:59 PM   #919
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I bet 40-50k maybe close to 60 if they go twin turbo with ~500hp.
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Not to knock Magna Steyr as they produce some decent cars, but is Toyota at all concerned about the Supra being built by Magna Steyr? They like to keep a lot of things in-house for quality control.
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Old 09-08-16, 04:26 PM   #921
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I bet 40-50k maybe close to 60 if they go twin turbo with ~500hp.
I think it will be closer to RC-F price but who knows either way still keeping my MKIV Supra was thinking of adding a R35 GTR to the stable will wait and see what Toyota does.
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Default Photos of Toyota FT-1 posing with past Supras

Not really news, but I thought they were nice photos. Enjoy









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Old 09-08-16, 09:51 PM   #923
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^Wow, love those family pictures!!!
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I bet 40-50k maybe close to 60 if they go twin turbo with ~500hp.
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at $40k i am all in.
i think $40k is delusional.

The Supra Turbo in 1993 was about $46k. In 1998 (18 years ago!), when it was cancelled, the Supra Turbo was base MSRP of over $55k.
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There's enough camo that we're not getting the full picture, I'm sure. I've seen Toyota's design direction on other upcoming models and it is a very good sign for the Supra.
This from another thread here is what I was getting at:


With that much aggression on the family sedan, I'd say there's a lot hiding under the camo of the Supra mule.
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Old 09-09-16, 09:18 AM   #926
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Sadly, aggressive designs are not any indicator of better sales.
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Old 09-09-16, 09:22 AM   #927
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I don't care how many other people buy as long as I can buy 1.
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Toyota make enough money, a sales hit with the Supra shouldn't concern them. It helps brand image as well as having a sports car to have for purchase. Costs to produce should be lower thanks to the BMW partnership.
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Why would you want it to be $90,000???
a Supra shouldn't be something that everyone can buy. it's not an FR-S. the Supra has always been a Skyline competitor with similar performance, why would you want this new one to get completely #rekt by the GT-R? the Supra shouldn't sell in large numbers, seeing one on the street should make you go "whoa!! it's a Supra!!" i don't want to see a lot of Supras being driven around, rarity and exclusivity creates demand and excitement.
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If someone have $90k to spend, why wouldnt anyone in their right minds just get a LC500? Probably not as hardcore a sports car, but still... That $90k pricing makes absolutely no sense. If the GTR didnt sell at $90k, neither will the Supra. It'll probably top out at like $50k for the TT version.
good, the Supra shouldn't sell in high numbers. it's a disgrace to the Supra name for the "good" version to top out at $50,000, which is less than a Supra cost 20 years ago NOT taking inflation into account. how is toyota supposed to take down godzilla when you want the Supra to be something designed to sell in high numbers and be profitable?
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