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Toyota Supra with 4-cylinder engine is dead

A month ago, there were rumors that Toyota might stop offering its sports car, the Supra. Now it’s official. According to information from the company, the Supra powered by a four-cylinder engine will no longer be on offer from 2025.

The Supra first appeared on the market in 1978, and by 2002, four generations of this grand tourer had been produced. In 2019, the fifth generation developed in cooperation with BMW arrived on the market. It shares the platform and many parts with the BMW Z4 (G29), which will also soon be discontinued. It was offered in options with 4- and 6-cylinder turbocharged engines.

There are several reasons for the shutdown of this model, and one of them is the poor sales results in the first three months of 2024 when Toyota managed to sell only 484 units of this model, which is a drop of 44.4 percent compared to the same period in 2023 (871 units).

Thus, the Toyota Supra remains only with a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine with 382 hp (285 kW) and 368 lb-ft (499 Nm) of torque, paired with an automatic or manual transmission. That is enough for acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The version with manual transmission reaches 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds.

Source: Toyota


Toyota GR Supra upgraded by AC Schnitzer

The current fifth generation Toyota Supra, introduced in 2019, is considered by some to be a non-original Supra, as it was developed in cooperation with the Bavarian manufacturer (BMW). It is built on the same platform as the BMW Z4, and is a desirable car for tuners. Thus, the German tuner AC Schnitzer presented a package of improvements for this model.

The standard Supra is offered with 2.0-L 4-cylinder and 3.0-L 6-cylinder turbocharged engines, and RWD. The powerful turbocharged 3.0-L 6-cylinder engine delivers 406 hp (302 kW) and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. As a reminder, the standard model has 345 hp (257 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. The output of the smaller 2.0-L four-cylinder engine has been increased from 262 hp (195 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) to 304 hp (227 kW) and 347 lb-ft (470 Nm) of torque.

AC Schnitzer is known for upgrading BMW models, and this time they equipped the Supra with an improved adaptive suspension with active shock absorbers and new aerodynamic components. Customers can also choose a stainless steel exhaust system with carbon tailpipes (optional).

The interior of the car has undergone minor changes including new aluminum pedals, a new controller for the infotainment screen and a key holder that is placed in one of the cup holders.

Buyers can choose between 20-inch and 21-inch wheels, as well as a range of other aerodynamic accessories such as a racing carbon rear wing, silencer and carbon front splitter.

Source: AC Schnitzer


Toyota GR Yaris with 1,000 HP

The Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has a small but really powerful car in its fleet, the GR Yaris, which thanks to LamSpeed ​​Racing has become a beast with more than 1,000 hp.

The standard GR Yaris is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-L three-cylinder engine with 261 hp (195 kW). LamSpeed ​​Racing tested the car on a wheelless dyno and recorded 899 hp (670 kW) and 572 lb-ft (776 Nm) of torque. However, since LamSpeed ​​makes a conservative estimate of at least 11.3 percent power loss between the crankshaft and the hubs, it comes to a figure over 1,000 hp.

The G16E-GTS engine reached maximum power at 8,730 rpm and torque at 7,701 rpm. However, the question is, can this power be realized on wheels?

Source: LamSpeed ​​Racing