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PostHeaderIcon The Excessive BMW-ness of the New Supra – Good? Bad? Who Cares?

So after a long wait the all-new Toyota Supra is finally here and over the past few days we have gotten to know it pretty well. And although we knew for years that it was going to be based on the latest BMW Z4, if we’re honest it was a bit of a shock to see how much BMW there is in this car. That is now a source of heated debate among Supra – and BMW – fans, and here’s our two cents.

The main issue with the strong BMW flavor in the new Supra, at least as far as hardcore fans of this model are concerned, is the legendary status of the car. The Supra is an automotive icon, they say, and it has a cult following. It would have been alright if they had given the BMW treatment to a lesser model, say, the GT 86. But picking Supra for this joint venture with the Germans is like casting an A-lister actor in a cheap police drama on RTL. And speaking of the German-Japanese come together, history teaches us that it usually doesn’t end well!

To look at the case purely from an objective point of view, there is absolutely nothing wrong with car makers doing joint stuff. It’s an expensive business making a small-volume sports car these day, and they should be able to use all the help they can get. but the thing is, we reckon Toyota could have done a better job hiding the BMW footprint. If you examine the new Supra, you see that from the very front of the car all the way to the back, there is just too much BMW stuff put blatantly on display.

You open the hood (bonnet) on this car, and at the very beginning you see a big BMW stamped on the radiator housing. Then you look at the German company’s logo and lettering on the hoses and  nuts and bolts. They have had the decency to remove the BMW badge from the in-line six engine, but Supra drivers are the kind of people who know the entire history of the engine in their car. The fact that this engine is not a 2JZ is bad enough, let alone that fact that it’s lifted straight out of a BMW.

But the worst part, for those fanatical Supra fans, is the interior. To a regular onlooker that cabin looks pretty great. The look of it is awesome and the ergonomic design seems spot on. The same goes for the driving position, the material, and the features. But, and this shows a distinct lack of integrity on Toyota’s part, the switchgear, most of the knobs and dials, all the important buttons, the infotainment including its software, and parts of the gauge cluster, even the bloody steering wheel, they are all exactly the same as you find in BMW models. Granted, they have changed the iDrive graphics to show a Supra instead of a BMW. But come on. They could have used GT 86 switches and it would have been better.

Again, those BMW buttons and dials work extremely well and you would happily use them for years and enjoy their excellent design and function. But, I don’t know, it makes the whole inside of the car seem and feel… borrowed. This takes us back to the question posed above. Is it a good thing or a bad thing, this sheer BMW-ness in the new Supra. Well, I guess it depends on where you stand in the car’s fan base. If you are a Supra extremist, then yes, it’s awful. If you are not that much of a hardliner, then you could probably live with it, even though you might never feel hundred percent in love with this mongrel of a car. But the majority of Supra buyers are going to be in the “who cares?” category, and that’s why we reckon the new model is going to be a success.

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PostHeaderIcon 2020 Toyota Supra – That BMW Engine is Really Crammed In There

Much has been said about Toyota and BMW’s relationship during their time developing the Supra and Z4 Roadster, respectively. Most people continue to lament the German automaker’s heavy involvement in the Japanese sports coupé’s development, though the truth, as is often the case, lies somewhere between what people think and what actually transpired. It’s true that BMW was heavily involved in certain aspects of the Supra’s development, including supplying a handful of important parts, including the one you’ll find when you pop open the Supra’s hood. Lift it up and you’ll see the sports car’s beating heart: a 3.0-liter, turbocharged, inline-six engine that looks like it was crammed in that space with very little room for anything else. It’s easy to look at this setup and see Bimmer’s fingerprints all over the Supra’s development, but the Supra is still more than just a Z4 Roadster wearing a different body and sporting a Toyota badge on it.

PostHeaderIcon As Easter Eggs Go, the Toyota Supra Has One That Pays Tribute to the Nurburgring

Five months after its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, the Toyota Supra remains a news driver. It’s not entirely surprising given the hype surrounding the car, and while that hype gave birth to divisive reactions about the coupé itself, the Supra is still a trending topic, even when it comes to curious easter eggs about the Supra’s stylized font. Yes, we’re talking about a hidden tribute that Toyota put in the sports coupe’s name badge, paying homage to a specific section of the Nurburgring. Most of us didn’t notice or even realize it, but now that it’s out there, it’s hard to un-see. Production of the Toyota Supra is ongoing as we wait in earnest for the production model, beginning with the Launch Edition SE that will arrive this summer.

PostHeaderIcon 2020 Toyota Supra first drive review roundup

Toyota recently organized an official launch event for its all-new 2020 Supra that it held on and around the Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia. It was many journalists’ first look at the car, but there was an embargo on their first impressions at first, and it has since lifted. As such, reviews have started to pour in.

PostHeaderIcon Driving the 2020 Toyota Supra On the Track and the Street

There’s no shortage of hype and controversy when it comes to the 2020 Toyota Supra. The return of this iconic nameplate has divided enthusiasts and sparked a firestorm of opinions, with some heralding its return, and others deriding its Bavarian influences. But putting all that aside, the most important question remains unanswered – what’s it like to drive? To answer that, Toyota flew me out to Virginia, where I was given the opportunity to see what the A90 Supra can do on the track, and how it handles the street. This is what happened.

PostHeaderIcon Toyota Supra – Driven

Toyota introduced the Supra nameplate back in the late ‘70s with the A40 Celica Supra. The second-gen A60 arrived in 1981, followed by the third-gen A70 in 1986, and the fourth-gen A80 in 1993. Unfortunately, following dwindling sales numbers and stricter emissions laws, the U.S.-spec A80 got the axe in 1998. Now, more than two decades later, this import performance icon is back for an all-new fifth generation. Unsurprisingly, the Supra has been subjected to nearly endless scrutiny from both the motoring press and the enthusiast public, but first-hand experience has been sorely lacking. Until now, that is. Toyota flew me out to Virginia to drive the 2020 Supra both on a racetrack and on the street, and I found out exactly what it brings to the table.

PostHeaderIcon This Is Why You Should Stop Calling the 2020 Toyota Supra a “Rebadged BMW”

Like death and taxes, Internet comments asserting that the 2020 Toyota Supra isn’t a “real” Toyota seem inevitable. On the surface, the accusation seems justified. After all, the Supra and 2019 BMW Z4 share the same platform, engine, and transmission. Hell, even the switchgear is similar. So where exactly does the BMW end and the Toyota begin?

Well, according to Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada, Toyota’s influence can be found from the ground up. I recently got a chance to climb behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota Supra during a ride-and-drive event in Virginia, and Tada-san was in attendance to help answer our questions, providing clarification on the nature of Toyota’s partnership with BMW during the A90 Supra’s development.

PostHeaderIcon There’s a Good Reason Why Toyota Teamed up With BMW to Build the 2020 Supra

Toyota’s decision to team up with BMW in the development of the Supra was never a popular decision. It wasn’t back when it was announced in 2012, and it still isn’t seven years later with the Supra’s imminent production launch. But Toyota had its reasons, or, more specifically, Tetsuya Tada, the car’s chief engineer, and Toyota’s performance boss, had his reasons. It wasn’t so much about the convenience of working with BMW as it was realizing his vision for the Supra. This is, after all, the same man who was supposed to develop the successor of the MkIV Supra back in the ’90s before those plans were scrapped. But Tada eventually got his chance, and he wasn’t about to throw it away, even if it meant looking elsewhere — hello, BMW — for help in building the sports car he waited almost two decades to bring to life.

PostHeaderIcon The 2020 Toyota Supra Has a Hatchback Trunk With An Open Pass-Through to the Front

The 2020 Toyota Supra was designed with one very clear goal in mind – fun behind the wheel. However, given the Supra is still a road car that folks will likely drive on the street with, you know, stuff in it, it’s worth checking out what it offers in terms of practicality. Luckily, the Supra does indeed come with a hatchback cargo area that can fit stuff inside it.

PostHeaderIcon 2020 Toyota Supra vs 2014 Toyota FT-1 Concept


The arrival of the Toyota Supra earlier this year marked the culmination of year’s worth of development from Toyota. Most people forget this now, but word of the Supra’s revival goes all the way back to 2007 when Toyota unveiled the FT-HS Concept at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. That never materialized, but it also didn’t stop the speculation surrounding the Supra’s fate, especially when Toyota filed a trademark for the “Supra” name back in 2010. Then, in 2014, Toyota debuted the FT-1 Concept at the same show as the FT-HS Concept seven years before. For all intents and purposes, the FT-1’s arrival kick-started the development of the new Supra. Toyota and BMW worked together on the development of the sports car alongside the latter’s Z4 Roadster. It took some time, but after five years, the world finally saw the production Supra at this year’s NAIAs. As expected, a lot of what made the new Supra what it is today can be tied back to the FT-1 Concept from five years ago. How much, exactly? Let’s find out.

PostHeaderIcon 2020 Toyota Supra Interior First Impressions


After years of waiting, endless teasers, and more than a few false flags, the fifth-generation A90 Supra is finally here. Carrying the torch as Toyota’s modernized performance icon and halo vehicle, the 2020 Supra has plenty to live up to. And while most of you are chomping at the bit to learn what it’s like to drive, you’ll have to wait until the embargo lifts on Sunday for my full driven review. Until then, I want to relay everything I can about this machine, including my first impression of the interior.

PostHeaderIcon Maybe The 2020 Toyota Supra Isn’t Compatible With the Nurburgring After All

Toyota may want to hold off on building its own version of the Nurburgring in Japan because it appears that the Supra doesn’t agree with the actual Nurburgring. The Japanese automaker’s new prized sports car crashed at the ‘Ring in a testing session that occurred during Industry Pool. The crash occurred at the
Nordschleife’s Exmühle section, and available photos show that it was significant enough to cause the Supra’s bumper to get torn off completely. Details are limited on how the crash actually occurred, though considering where it occurred, the driver may have misjudged the racing line through this area, leading to a bit of understeer that ultimately led to the driver losing control of the sports car. Either way, the crashed Supra looks like it’s in need of a lot of repairs.

PostHeaderIcon The 2020 Toyota Supra’s Styling Is Growing On Me

When Toyota released the new fifth-generationA90 Supra at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, I wasn’t terribly impressed by its styling, saying that it looked like a “dumbed-down, bastardized version” of the FT-1 concept upon which it was based. And I still think that’s true – the FT-1 is an amazing piece of design, and the production A90 Supra can’t live up to the standard it sets. However, after spending some one-on-one time with the A90 in Virginia (courtesy of Toyota), I’m starting to come around.

PostHeaderIcon The 2020 Toyota Supra Is Surprisingly Small In Person


I just got back from Middleburg, Virginia, where Toyota provided me with a 2020 Supra to flog around a racetrack. You’ll have to come back Sunday for my full in-depth driving impressions and review, but until then, there’s still a few things to say about the brand’s latest performance machine. For starters, the new Supra is surprisingly small in person.

PostHeaderIcon Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Toyota 86 Limited Hakone Edition

The Toyota 86 is the epitome of entry-level, affordable sports cars. It was designed around the philosophy of handling over power, and it has excelled quite well in that regard. Of course, there have been plenty of complaints about the fact that it didn’t receive more power – something eventually remedied by the revival of the Toyota Supra – and the fact that it was never offered in this generation with a turbocharged engine. But, for those that were willing to look past these two things, the $27,000 Toyota 86 is a pretty decent little sports car, and it can handle with the best of them. For 2019, Toyota has unleashed a special edition model in a sexy shade of green that pays homage to one of Japan’s most famous highways. And, since the Toyota 86 is getting long in the tooth, this little car was, despite its limited availability, a much-needed addition to the lineup. With that in mind, we thought this limited edition 86 needed some screen time, so we’ve decided to make it our wallpaper of the day. We posted a selection of wallpapers a little further down the page, so go ahead and choose your favorite.

PostHeaderIcon Crown Prince Naruhito is Ascending to the Japanese Throne, But His Prized Display Vehicle Won’t Be a Rolls-Royce

Crown Prince Naruhito has transitioned to Emperor Naruhito of Japan as of May 1, 2019, and now that he’s taken the throne it’s time for him to choose a car for his ceremonial parade. Up until now, this has been a Rolls-Royce but, with new leadership comes new desires, and because of this, Rolls-Royce is out and, while you might not believe it, Toyota is in. That’s right; it has been officially confirmed via a press release directly from the Japanese Government that Emperor Naruhito’s new car is, in fact, a Toyota. And, it’s one that we don’t have in the States – it’s a Toyota Century. So what can lead a new Emperor to ditch the luxury that comes with any Rolls-Royce for a Toyota? Well, only the best from Japan’s best automaker – that’s what. It’s not just any Toyota Century that can’t be had in the United States – it’s a one-off Century convertible, and it’s the only one in the world.

PostHeaderIcon Here’s Why Toyota Won’t Bring the Four-Cylinder 2020 Supra to the United States?

Toyota’s decision to offer the Supra with a turbo six-cylinder engine in the U.S. has been met with mixed reactions. Most of the people who have voiced concern over the U.S.-spec Supra’s lack of engine diversity now have a new gripe on their hands after it was revealed that the California Air Resource Board has given its approval for the four-cylinder Supra to be sold in the U.S. market. Where is exactly is the gripe coming from? It turns out, even with the CARB approval, Toyota’s not changing its mind. The four-cylinder Supra is still not headed to the U.S. market, even if the option to bring it is already on the table. The automaker didn’t specify its reasons for keeping the four-cylinder Supra away from the eager beavers in the U.S., but if you think about it, that decision could have something to do with the company’s other sports car on the market: the Toyota 86.

PostHeaderIcon Toyota 86 Limited Hakone Edition

Seven years after arriving in the auto scene, the Toyota 86 is somehow still going strong. At the very least, it’s going strong enough to warrant more special edition models from Toyota. Don’t look now — well, you can look now, or you should look now — but the newest special edition 86 is on its way, and it’s named after Japan’s most famous stretch of highway. The new special edition sports coupé is called the Toyota 86 Hakone Edition, and, believe it or not, it’s actually available in the U.S. Details on pricing and availability have yet to be revealed, but the model does go on sale the U.S. this fall.

PostHeaderIcon The 2020 Toyota Highlander Debuts With an All-New Look and Better Efficiency


The 2020 Toyota Highlander is here, breaking into a new fourth generation at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The Highlander was last updated in 2016 following the debut of the third-gen model in 2013, and now, with demand for family-friendly SUVs still booming, Toyota is infusing the nameplate with new styling, a revised cabin, cutting-edge tech goodies, and updates to the hybrid powertrain that yield even more bang for your buck.

PostHeaderIcon Toyota Highlander


The current third-generation Toyota Highlander debuted back in 2013, with a facelift performed in 2016 that added an eight-speed automatic transmission, an updated spec for the V-6 engine, and a few aesthetic upgrades as well. Since then, the Highlander has proven to be one of the brand’s most-popular nameplates, selling some 245,000 units just last year, and that means it’s time for Toyota to give it a full-fledged generation update for 2020. Slated to appear at the upcoming New York Auto Show, the 2020 Toyota Highlander will offer new styling inside and out, the latest technology for infotainment and safety, and a slew of powertrain updates as well.

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