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Toyota Supra, Coupe
Mar 31, 2007 (7:48 am)
Im sure they will be a toyota sports car, i wonder when toyota will make coupe like the mercedes cl class and the cls class,if they do make it will be great
Mar 31, 2007 (11:36 pm)
I do hope they build that hybrid sports car thingummy concept they had.
#272 of 299 Re: hi [nippononly]
Apr 02, 2007 (10:47 am)
Well the upcoming IS-F with its 400 + HP engine could be considered a four door Supra. I am sure performance would be similar to the TT Supra of the mid and late 90s.
Apr 03, 2007 (6:33 pm)
when was the supra last model produced
Apr 03, 2007 (9:58 pm)
Sold until 1998 in the States, and a few extra years in Japan. The MkIV (last model available here) was introduced for the 1993 model year, if that is the question you are asking.
#275 of 299 ok thanks. and nippononly can u answer this?
Apr 05, 2007 (5:34 pm)
Is this true,
CL 63 AMG boasts the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine in the world.???
I dont know much in details about car engine, can any1 tell me whats the difference between the naturally aspired and the twin turbo??? i know the twin turbo engines are fast but what else is the difference, i wanna to know in detail.
I want to know everything abt it how does it feel while driving whats the power difference whatever info u guys got....... all kinds of info will be appreciated
#276 of 299 in the later years
Apr 05, 2007 (6:05 pm)
the TT was available only with the automatic due to smog issues, at least here in California. It is a hoot to drive, really presses you back in the seat when you floor it.
Of course, the last time I drove one was years ago now, it was an off-lease '98 with about 30K miles. They wanted some huge price for it, although since it was a Toyota dealer they also would have leased it again. Should jave gone ahead with it, it was in sweeeeeeet condition!
Anyway, none of this is about the future Supra we are all still hoping for, but now feel is not coming, so I will add one thing, a stern admonishment for Toyota: IT HAD BETTER BE AVAILABLE WITH A STICK!
If Toyota DOES bring back the Supra and then makes it auto-only, my face will look like this...
That would just be a stupid move.
Apr 06, 2007 (8:02 am)
Guys i am not really a supra fan. but since my friends always talks abt supra i am a little interested in it now... well till now no1 has replied my previous message... i hope some1 reply does...first of all why did toyota stop making the supra????And hows was the driving experience...
How comfortable was this car???
I dont know 1 thing toyota is a big company and a very profitable 1 .. so why dont they make coupe and sports cars like the mercedes Cl class or the bm 6series...
I hope they start making it in the future...
#278 of 299 You tell 'em, Nippon!
Apr 06, 2007 (7:00 pm)
The words "sports car" and "slushbox" don't go together.
Like "Lindsay Lohan" and "sober"....
Apr 06, 2007 (11:15 pm)
In the States, sales dropped to 1000/year as a result of the increase in price and a shift in the market that chased all the other Japanese GT cars (and eventually the Camaro and others) out of the market. Also, the Supra ran into big smog trouble by the end of its run, which would have required further investment to fix. Toyota deemed it not worth the trouble and cancelled it in the U.S.
In Japan the Supra ran on several more years, eventually being dropped because that whole class of car has just disappeared from the Japanese market in favor of the cars the Fast N Furious crowd would like: small displacement sedans and coupes with turbos and whatnot on them.
It was a snug fit in the cockpit, but if you want to get a sense of how the future model woulod hypothetically be to drive, go sit in a Lexus IS 350, better yet drive one around. I suspect that despite all the talk of various prototypes and wild speculation about the future model, the only way it will really reach the U.S. with a Toyota badge is as a disguised IS350 coupe with less equipment than the Lexus, with perhaps a V-8 option, who knows.
In fact, they may also make a more luxurious Lexus GT variant to capitalize as much as possible on the up-front expenditures.