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Unread 01-14-2019, 10:15 PM   #1
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Thoughts on the New Supra MK5

Today the new Supra MK5 was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. I am happy to hear they have retained the 3.0L straight-6 turbo platform that has made these cars so popular.

This motor will make 335hp and 365ft/lbs, making it suprisingly similar to its predecessor (MK4 was rated at 320hp and 315ft/lbs) but it seems most people were expecting higher horse power figures. I personally can not wait to see what the aftermarket is able to pull out of this motor.
Apparently there will also be a 4-cylinder option. Seems this would make a great paper weight when all the 2J swaps start happening hahaha

The car will weigh 3397lbs and have a 50/50 weight distribution. This should make for great handling characteristics. I am curious if that will mean the new car is more at home on a circuit rather than a drag strip.

Sadly there is no mention of a manual transmission so far. Only a 8-speed auto with paddle shifters. On the plus side, the extra torque and the auto transmission propel the car from 0-100km/hr in 4.1 seconds. With the Supra being a grand touring car, it should making merging on the highway a breeze

I am eager to hear everyones opinion. So, what do you think of the new Supra so far?

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