As the legendary namesakes in the automotive world live on, they are forced to evolve with the industry. That old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” doesn’t exactly sit well with the Toyota and BMW tag team, especially when it came to the Supra’s resurrection. Yes, there is no arguing that the 2JZ-GTE was (and still is) a powerhouse of an engine, but the B58 more than fills the shoes left vacant for the last 18 years. While the car evolves, the formula stays the same. Strong, punchy turbo, straight-six in the front sending all the … Continue Reading ››
It’s a strange time in the automotive world when it’s an insult to call a Toyota a BMW. Yet, it seems that is one of the only small clouds hanging over the otherwise flawless return of the legendary Supra. I would say that’s a win. Sure, it’s Z4 in a cooler outfit, but I can’t remember the last time BMW wasn’t considered to be one of the benchmarks for automotive engineering. Why not shine a light on the real matter at hand, something that actually makes a difference? The only real speck on the otherwise gleaming Supra moniker … Continue Reading ››
This year marks the return of one of Toyota’s most sought-after vehicles—the Supra. We last saw the flagship sports coupe on the dealer lots here in the US in 1998, powered by the holy prophet of propulsion, the 2JZ-GTE. The Supra took some time off and traveled Europe for a bit, but now it’s back, and one has found a new home here at the Mishimoto R&D facility.
Is That a SUPRA?!
Yes. Well, sort of. On paper it’s exactly the … Continue Reading ››