2020 Toyota Supra Specs Canada Review – In the press conference of the Toyota Supra 2020 pre-production unit, one auxiliary automobile, Masayuki Kai, engineers wondered aloud if any of the assembled journalists had led his brother’s blood 2019 BMW Z4. I raised my hand and looked around the room to find that mine was the only one in the air. Suddenly, the questions and answers and all eyes changed. “¿A what you think? ” asked Kai-san. ” “Diferente”, I replied. “Diferente, how? ” he and his team met wanted to know. ” I was surprised also that no one in the squad Supra had led the Z4, nor that the BMW team had led to the future Toyota.
Despite the international nature of the project, is that the strict German antitrust laws prohibit it, especially in the light of the recent and highly publicized case “Dieselgate”. ” The next Supra for two seats for Coupe and Z4 production for two-seat convertible cars only share the same hard points, distance between axes, gauge, engine, transmission, differential, tires, etc. As we learned, however, the cars were developed separately and with software, calibration of systems and completely different settings. Now it makes perfect sense that the two lead so differently. They really are automotive Twins separated at birth. Until we get to that, however, let’s take a quick detour in poetically circular synchronicity of Kai-san.
The diplomat and German philologist Wilhelm von Humboldt wrote once: “Cómo a person masters his fate is more important that what is your destino”. ” What you have to do a German philosopher of the 19th century with a Japanese automotive engineer of the 21st century? Kai-san parents were musicians in concert who lived and acted in Germany, birthplace of Kai. He lived there for 10 years and speaks German natively. His family moved back to Japan, where Kai would enter the University and then earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.
While working at Toyota, will give the opportunity to work for Toyota Gazoo Racing, where one of their projects was to find a solution to cool the battery pack for the hybrid car of the World Championship from Toyota resistance (WEC): Yes, that is what It could happen. 2018 winner Le Mans racing car. Soon after, Kai joined the team of Supra and moved with his family to Munich, where they have lived for the past five years. As you can see, Masayuki Kai is singularly equipped to achieve synergy and translation necessary between BMW and Toyota. The coincidence of the fate of Kai is fascinating, to say the least. Oh, and your reference, in terms of car is the 986 Boxster’s first generation. Love you stable and adjustable that is in the corners. This is a good omen for the Supra.
The internal name for the Supra 2020 is A90, who succeeded the former Supra A80 which ended production in 2002, but we enjoy in United States for the last time in 1998 with its double I-6 turbo that it generates 320 horsepower. As all Supras have had (A40 A80, and even the spiritual predecessor of 2000 GT), the most recent version is powered by an inline-six. In fact, the engine is the B58 BMW’s 3.0 litre turbo twin-scroll that drives a handful of cars and SUVS. As generous as they were our hosts of Toyota, would not share with us any specification, at all. It is not output engine, consumption of fuel, dimensions or prices. In fact, nothing we know much about the new BMW convertible, and B58 in the Z4 M40i engine has a rated power of 382 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque in the specifications of the United States.
It is rumored that Toyota did not receive the code “arriba, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A” to access full power. ” Will not say what will be the final output other than “al least 300 horses of fuerza”. ” We will know in December when happens the Supra unit without camouflage. But, unfortunately, the Supras that we handle in the hills on the outskirts of Madrid and the Jarama racing circuit did not feel so aggressively fast as the Z4 did. As with the BMW in European specifications, the B58 in the above German market we handle declined due to an exhaust particulate filter. In the Z4, the filter chokes 47 hp significant for result only 335 hp. Perhaps that is the difference I felt.
As with the Z4, there will not be a manual transmission with this engine (wait, what?), but the pervasive eight-speed ZF leads automatically to a clutch electronically controlled differential. Both tuned / mapped by Toyota. The differential is bidirectional, which means that it is adjustable both in traction and the sides of drag and is continuously variable from 0 to 100 percent. There is a launch control system, and Toyota says that Supra will run from 0 to 60 mph in 5 segundos “menos”. ” We say that he is conservative and will be risky and predeciremos 4.5 seconds.
According to Toyota, the three keys to make a pure sports car are the right combination of wheelbase, track width and center of gravity. Although we have never heard that you apply to cars, Toyota is very proud that the relationship between the distance between the wheels and the width of the track of Supra comes close to the golden ratio (1.62). In the Supra is calculated at a rate of 1.54. Our last two winners of the best car of the driver (488 GTB Ferrari and Lamborghini Performante Huracan) were even closer, with a ratio of 1.59. There may be something to this. When it comes to the center of gravity of Supra, Toyota is also proud to note that it is lower than that of the Toyota GT86. That’s impressive, since the car has a low profile flat Subaru engine for four people, not I-6 high.
Toyota adapted for the Supra Supra: the strut front, speeds of spring multilink rear suspension, the Adaptive dampers adjustable multimode, anti-tip bars, bumper stops and single electric steering relationship. We are told that these elements are still open for the final calibration, and stories that will read the international press will help to guide them. There are modes Normal, Sport and Sport Plus off total affecting stability control, tilt of the throttle, exhaust tone, gear changes, suspension damping and the weight of the address. Finally, we were told that the car would be “por under 1,500 kilogramos” (3,307 pounds) and Toyota aims to a 50/50 weight distribution. “