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Toyota president says new sports car planned

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by BlancoTaco08, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Aug 6, 2009 at 7:53 AM
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    BlancoTaco08

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  2. Aug 6, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    Im assuming this is a result of the economy. Partnering with a friendly fellow manufacturer will help decrease total investment costs. It will be interesting to see how they worked out the profit sharing in this partner ship. Seems like a low risk, low reward but maybe a basis for bigger sport cars later on.

    Im think celica-esq with a boxer engine... competing with Tiburon and Eclipses of the world. Still keeping my fingers crossed for a SUPRA comeback.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2009 at 12:30 PM
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    Exactly what I was thinking.

    Although a cheap sports car that you can throw an STI blower in from a wreck store would be wicked. :D
     
  4. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    I'd imagine the reasoning behind this is because Toyota is increasingly becoming synonymous with bland and boring. Hardly any of their cars are anything more than bread boxes on wheels. They really need some cars that are appealing to car enthusiasts.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    Toyota actually bought GM's percentage of Subaru ownership awhile back, although I don't know how much the percentage was.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    +1
     
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    that is GREAT.... I LOVE SUBARU AND TOYOTA!! TOGETHER #1
     
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    Hoping for either a car to compete with the new Genesis, or a new version of the MR-2, which the boxer engine would be really well suited for.
     
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