Recently, Toyota is brand new Supra The news is overwhelming , Many car fans in China have already pocketed them , It is reported that the official guidance price is 49.6-62.6 Ten thousand yuan between . Compared with the previous generation Supra As your reputation says , This time Toyota will Supra Resurrection is very interesting , So what's hidden in it ?AM Car mirror analysis today .
1979 First generation of the year Supra(A40) Appearance , The full name is Toyota Celica Supra, Obviously based on Celica Build a performance sports car .1982 The second generation Supra(A60) Appearance , Better performance , And in the American market and its best-selling , Its performance even surpassed that of Ferrari at that time 308 And Porsche 911.1988 The third generation Supra(A70) Appearance , Since then Supra The model is independent , Get rid of Celica Influence , It has become Toyota's sports car , In the later stage, the local models in Japan were changed 1JZ-GTE engine , Great potential for retrofitting , It was also a time when Japan JDM Time , Shine in the Japanese and American markets .
1997 The fourth generation Supra(A80) Appearance , This is also Supra Famous models , Once the appearance is changed, the square shape in the past , Become more mellow . Carrying the famous 2JZ-GTE The engine , The turbocharged version can achieve 320 horsepower . And this generation SUPRA Weight reduction design is also carried out , This includes the use of aluminum engine covers 、 Aluminum roof 、 Aluminum bracket , And a lot of carbon fiber materials . At that time, Japan JDM Time , Everyone knows this Supra And carrying 2JZ The potential of the engine , A little modification can produce thousands of horsepower . So linear acceleration is king 、 But the king bull 、 Japan JDM One of the four heavenly kings 、 Japan's national treasure sports car and other reputations continue , Until 2002 It was discontinued only in .
time out 2002 Years later, ,Supra It seems to stop suddenly , Look back at 20 Years of Supra history , Now Toyota Supra Sold 593337 car , It can be said to be a generation of famous cars . With Japan JDM The decline of , The trend of global environmental protection and small engine displacement , People for Supra There is little hope for the resurrection of . however 2014 year 1 At the North American auto show in June , One is called FT-1 The concept car was unveiled , Its shape proportion inherits Supra The design of long engine compartment and short tail , It was a racing game GT6 And Design .
And now the new Supra Then in 2019 The North American auto show was officially released , Priced at 4.999-5.529 Thousands of dollars ( renminbi 33-36 All around , All for 3.0T models ).2021 year 4 month , new Supra Officially listed in China , The price is 2.0T models 49.6 Ten thousand yuan 、3.0T models 62.6 Ten thousand yuan .
Let's take a simple look at the appearance , all-new Supra The model still inherits the classic style of the previous generation , Slender engine compartment, short rear , The rear design is compact and full . The overall shape is round , Toyota LOGO Embedded in , Many places have inherited FT-1 Concept car design . But think about it , Um. ... Who is more like such a long head and short tail ? BMW Z4 It seems to be similar .
Despite the differences in appearance , I want to see others Supra Interior design , If you change to BMW's steering wheel, there seems to be no sense of disobedience . Interior buttons 、 Central control operating system 、 Even the display interface is almost the same as that of BMW models .
Of course, the same one under the hood B48B20(2.0T)/B58B30(3.0T) The engine and the same chassis platform . And BMW Z4 equally , The wheelbase of both cars is 2470mm, It can be said that Toyota Supra It's really a BMW , And both cars are produced in the same line at magnasteyr factory in Austria .
Of course , The two cars are also different , Whether it's BMW Z4 Or Toyota Supra, It has an unshakable position in both brands . therefore , BMW will still Z4 Designed as a sports convertible , It's light and comfortable to drive . And Toyota Supra Still inherit the family tradition , It's a two door hardtop sports car , stay GazooRacing Professional adjustment of racing , Optimized by transmission program Supra 3.0T Premium, In addition to 0~100km/h The acceleration is shortened to just 4.3 Out of seconds , There are also AVS Variable damping control system and method LSD Rear axle limited slip differential , Excellent handling performance .
BMW Z4 It has always been a two door sports convertible continuously updated by BMW , And Toyota Supra Is different , from 2002 Years later, it disappeared for a long time . Obviously, at this moment, the wind vane of cars in the world has changed , Toyota is bent on developing new energy technologies , The research and development of internal combustion engine has been somewhat weak , In recent years, the products are also committed to the research and development of small displacement engine or hybrid technology . BMW, on the other hand, is an old car company that started from an engine , The research and development of engine technology has been perfected , But it lacks the support of hybrid power and new energy technology . Cooperation with Toyota naturally means that both sides learn from each other's strengths , So as early as 2012 In, Toyota and BMW simultaneously announced their application in hydrogen fuel cell drive system 、 Sports cars 、 Build a long-term strategic partnership in the four fields of electric energy driving technology and the development of lightweight technology .
So we saw the hybrid Toyota in front of us Supra, Of course, we can also look at the development of BMW in recent years , In the field of new energy vehicles , BMW has launched a relatively broad product line in just a few years . In the eyes of outsiders , The cooperation between Toyota and BMW may only be aimed at the simple technical integration of both sides , Like this hybrid Supra equally , With the look of Toyota and the gene of BMW . But through this Supra Let's see. , Is it an excellent sports car ? Whether it's motivation 、 Manipulation 、 Appearance or configuration , Can be said to be the best . Therefore, the products finally presented by the cooperation between the two sides , It has a very competitive advantage .
Then why doesn't Toyota develop its own sports car ? Here we talk about Lexus LFA The story of , As early as 2000 Around the year , Toyota wanted to develop a top sports car , I hope I can return to the peak of the car world , This is Lexus LFA project . from 2010 Lexus LFA Put into production , To 2012 year 12 month 17 The last Lexus on the th LFA Offline , Only two years . This car was developed by Toyota with a hard head , After ten years of research and development , It costs billions of dollars , Eventually this car has 4.8L High speed V10 The engine 、 Ultra lightweight body system 、 Mid engine rear drive design 、 Speed up to 325km/h, At that time, its birth inspired many people , And gave a high evaluation . Of course, this car costs a lot , At that time, the selling price in China reached 598.8 Ten thousand yuan , So every time you sell one LFA And tens of millions of money , Because the R & D cycle is too long, the cost is huge .
So here comes the question , Even if such models are developed by car companies , Can consumers accept such a price ? The answer is No . Car companies spent so much money , Can you get a high sales volume ? The answer is no ! Well, since it's a thankless thing on both sides , Why keep doing it ? So Toyota and BMW are working together , Therefore, the development cost of both parties is greatly reduced , The price of the product will naturally decrease , However, the quality and technology of the products are combined with the technical crystallization of both sides for many years . Through Toyota Supra, We have seen the results of the technology integration of the two sides , This makes Toyota have a good sports model in internal combustion engine , At the same time, it also used very little money to revive its long silent Supra. Facing today's auto market , Audi is no longer a replacement TT models , Mercedes Benz is no longer a replacement SLK/SLC models , BMW can put its own Z4 To carry on a new generation , Even if you can't get too high sales, it won't become a losing business .
Nowadays, technical cooperation between automobile enterprises has become the norm , The cooperation between Toyota and BMW is a typical case , It can be regarded as seizing the opportunity , In the future new energy field , BMW's cars will become more reliable , Toyota's cars will become more sporty . BMW also knows that the development of new energy technologies has a long way to go , After all, it is a new power , BMW does not want its achievements in power to be left behind in the new energy era . Toyota faces the new energy era , Although their ideas are advanced, they are gradually pursued by more car companies , If you don't have advantages in other aspects, you will soon be surpassed by products with balanced strength . So through Toyota Supra The birth of , We clearly see the products of such cooperation , I really love this legendary Bull Demon King . The ox demon king is not dead , On the contrary, it has become a witness of an era in today's automobile trend ! It will even become the last madness of the internal combustion engine era , We should remember Supra! Remember the ox demon king !