I agree, I would want one with a 6 speed at least. They're making one with a 4 cylinder (not likely for our shores) that's asking for a 2JZ swap.I watched the reveal and I really like the styling of the Supra as well! I like the 3.0L inline 6 as well but I wish a manual transmission were an option. Still, it looks to be a great car and I can't wait to see it compete with it's competitors!
It’s a BMW. I could care less what Toyota did to the suspension, GM put Delco alternators in Corollas and Prisms. Doesn’t make them GM cars. BMW platform, engine, interior, built in Austria and not Japan. The VIN with the “Z” and no “T” to signify the manufacturer is the perfect symbol for what a disaster this pig is.As much as people are crying that it's more of a BMW than a Toyota, the only thing that BMW co-developed with Toyota is the engine, chassis, and infotainment.
The suspensions, interior, body is all developed by Toyota, some using BMW parts as you will notice some BMW stamping on the "arms and bars" of the suspensions.
BMW nor Toyota has test driven each other's cars during development so the engineers do not know how each car performs.
The transmission might be shared but the programming is different from the Z4.
All in all, it does not handle the same as the Z4 would.
If people can live with M3s and M4s, I can live with the car as is though my biggest qualm about it is that it doesn't offer three pedals.I ran into Mark's videos by accident. I have to say he is one of the best reviewers of cars out there. I respect his opinion more than many so called experts on the Internet. And to tell you how much of a real car guy he is, he backs up his rhetoric with his wallet/actions. While the Toyota 86 wasn't the complete package, he bought one to show his support to Toyota for what they were trying to do. How many of you have voted with your wallets? To expect Toyota to dump tons of money into developing a sports car from scratch with the undeniable shrinking market for sports cars is foolish.