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Toyota needs to get on this.

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Khaos, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Oct 12, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    Khaos

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    Toyota and its lack of performance vehicle!? What the hell. I know they brought back the Corolla XRS, but its performance is lacking. Its only got 132HP, compared to the 177 in my SE-R, 190 in the Civic SI, and whatever is in the vdub.

    I know there is talk of Toyota building a RWD coupe with Subaru, but thats to far off into the future. Toyota needs to get into the sport compact market now!

    Whose with me?
     
  2. Oct 12, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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    like a supra or something.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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    Im with you.
    But i believe they dont really want to get into the sport scene due to peoples desire for gas efficient cars. They probably would make more money selling gas effiicient rather than producing/selling a sport car during this economy.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:02 PM
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    yes true. however, they need to bring back the Supra. giv it a V6 and 300 hp
     
  5. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:07 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I agree!
    Bring back the Supra. If Nissan is getting 307 or whatever in the G37, the Supra with a 4.0 and a SUPERCHARGER!!!!!!! :pray:
     
  6. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:18 PM
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    i would stick with a 3.0 and inline personally. its a good combo. small pistons that take boost well. not a lot of rotating mass.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    yes true. but i think to own a new supra with a S/C would be bad as hell. man i really want one now. :(
     
  8. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:21 PM
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    I would kill for a Supra!
     
  9. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    Being as the last version had a 3.0 I would think a larger engine would still be nice. As most of the internals are/were forged, i.e. con rods, pistons, crank, Im sure boost would not be a problem.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    ive seen a 92 gray supra floating around my town somewhere. its stock though. but it looks good
     
  11. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    Hell yeah go for a 4.0
     
  12. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    That reminds me, I saw a blue R34 on the highway the other day. Imagine my surprise when seeing such a vehicle, as I was not aware they even sold the R34 in America.
     
  13. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:30 PM
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    They must've imported it. I knew a guy around here that had his R34 imported from Japan (steering wheel on right side). He said it was a bitch to get it imported into the country and then even harder to get it to pass an inspection of some kind.


    He is filthy rich.
     
  14. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    I wish I had time to actually check it out and meet the owner. I was riding along the highway and saw it and thought WTF. If it wasn't going the other way I woulda followed him. It was a beautiful car.
     
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    thats partly why i wanted to join the navy. so i could maybe get stationed in japan and buy me a car albeit a R34 or a sylvia, or a regular nissan skyline. but i know now i dont really want to do that. ive got a tacoma now:D
     
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    2010 they are coming back out with the Supra
     
  17. Oct 13, 2008 at 9:29 AM
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    dude seriously? do you have any concept pics of what it might look like.
     
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    lookin good is all i can say.
     
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