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Old 06-15-2013, 04:07 AM   #40
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By the time this new supra comes out I will be more than ready to order it in a heart beat so long as its not over 40-45k.

Unless its being built to compete with the likes of the GT-R I don't see the need for it to come with a price that is beyond the average consumer's income. I don't even see a need for the next gen Supra to compete with the GT-R to begin with.

The LFA was designed to beat the GT-R and it did. Currently the Nurburgring edition is top dog out of japan going around The Ring beating out the black edition GT-R. Though the price tag for that car is not within reach of anyone not making 6 figures there is no need to try and make another competitor for the GT-R. Especially when the GT-R new is over 100k already. Better off making a 40-45k sports car that competes with M3s and the like and sell more units. (I understand they plan to co-develope with BMW)

When Toyota designs a performance car they do it right and know how to produce a high quality product that is more durable than it logically needs to be. They are also typically a lot of fun and have a large cult following that has been patiently waiting for a performance rebirth of Toyota. The GT-86 is a great start but they have a ways to go to get back to that same level that they were once at.

The last gen Supra was a perfect example of performance with Toyota's quality reputation.

I would love to see the day they go back to having a range of fun non beige performance cars that dont have a lexus or scion badge attached. But I also admit it probably would never happen and I am left to most likely search for good examples of their iconic performance cars from the 80s and 90s. (If I somehow came into tons of money I would have a big ass garage to put all of them in lol)

The golden age of Toyota performance/fun cars was when they produced a sports car for multiple niche markets. The Corolla GTS, MR2 Supercharged/Turbo, Supra and Celica GT-Four.

/end mindless nostalgic banter
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