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After being teased at the recent Vios Racing event, the all-new Toyota Supra (on the list top 11 upcoming cars 2020 in the Philippines), as announced by Toyota Motor Philippines will be coming to a local dealership near you,
Coming hot on the heels of its BMW Z4 sport convertible cousin which it shares a lot in common with, the new Toyota Supra finally ends the waiting of the world and now, Filipinos for the legendary Toyota performance nameplate.
Set to launch on a Tuesday on the ninth of July, the event will be open for everyone and you can also purchase the Supra for yourself on the said even if you want to.
That’s right folks, it won’t be another closed door shindig but instead, Toyota Philippines has indeed announced that they will be now selling the performance coupe.
You can purchase the all-new Toyota Supra on July 9. Can't wait!
As of yet, TMP has not released details on which one of the numbers of variants is available here in the Philippines nor did they mention anything about the new Supra’s price.
Currently, in the good ol’ United States, the Supra is available in its 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six variant.
The said engine can make up to 335 horsepower and 495 Nm of torque which is quite impressing considering the new Toyota Supra’s relatively light curb weight of 1,410 -1,520 kg.
The Toyota Supra | Top Gear
With the recent launch of the BMW Z4 in the Philippines, the Supra’s related, Bavarian made convertible cousin comes at around Php 5,790,000 for variant similar to the one currently available to the US.
Sadly though, no manual version of the all-new Toyota Supra available. A small glimmer of hope however still exists for that as the Chief Engineer for the Supra project, Tetsuya Tada has said that’s the window is still open for that option in the future.
As of now though, Tada further stated that a manual version of the Toyota Supra might cannibalize the market for the Toyota 86.
Now, most of you are already familiar with what the previous generation Mark IV Supra has done for the global car community in general. It has helped to catch the attention of countless current and future car enthusiasts with its incredible handling and of course, it’s now mythical 2JZ engine.
The Mark IV Toyota Supra is now legendary among car guys so we just hope that the new Supra will live up to the name
While the new Supra that Toyota has come up with still has a straight-six, it isn’t a 2JZ nor is it even made by Toyota themselves. Instead, the new iteration of the now legendary performance coupe is a BMW B58B30 inline-6 engine which it shares with the new BMW Z4 M40i.
Strangely enough, the said engine is most commonly uses with the current versions of the X3 and the X4 M40i trims.
This is one point of great contention among those who have waited for a very long time for the new Toyota Supra 2019 mainly because they argue that it’s the old, Mark IV Supra’s 2JZ Inline-six is what made it so desired in the first place.
For one thing, the 2JZ has been known to take all kinds of a punishment without breaking a sweat or rather, a gasket.
Will the new Toyota Supra live up to the legendary Mark IV Supra? We'll just have to wait and see
Quad Turbo, and over 1 thousand horsepower…the old 2JZ engine can do that. Supercharged and turbocharged AND with nitrous? Yeah, the 2JZ can do that.
So at this time, we will just have to wait further as to how the BMW made engine will stack up to the durability and performance capabilities of the previous Mark IV Supra 2JZ powerplant.
It’s also interesting to note that several motorsport drivers have already swapped a good ol’ 2JZ engine into their new, sixth generation Toyota Supra body and chassis.
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