• 2008 Toyota Supra

    Toyota Supra 2008

Rumors of the new Supra from Toyota have been circulating from mounths. With the Lexus GT 450 serving as the company’s halo sports car, Toyota would benefit by having a sports car that’s a bit more affordable. Wtih two performance machines in its stable, Toyota would no longer be viewed as simply a producer of reliable and green transportations appliance.

There will be both coupe and convertible version of the car, probably introduced at the same time. The convertible is reported to have a folding hard top and is intented to be more of a boutique car than a serious sport car. The coupe, however, will be just that, eqquiped with a 5 liter V8 engine producing 450 hp and 383 lbs-ft of torque. This engine will not be available in the open-air model because of rigidity issues. It is said that when Toyota started development of the Supra, it was only a convertible hard-top form with 4.3 liter V8. Later in the process, Toyota opted to go with a more powerful engine. But with the additional came extra loads that the convertible couldn’t stand, so the company was forced to create a fixed-roof version of the car.

The Supra’s suspension is one befitting that of a true sport car: upper ad lower A-arms up front and a multilink setup at the rear. No doubt the tuning of the shocks and springs will be different in the V8 and V6 models, but expect both version to be relatively firm.

It is expected the V8 Supra to be priced about 50000$. The more affordable Toyota Supra (40000$) will come with a 3.5 liter V6, the same powerplant used in the Lexus IS 350 and GS 350, but tuned to produce more power: 350 hp and 275 lbs-ft of torque.

Toyota will have a car that’ll eclipse the performance of the Nissan 350Z, Mazda RX-8 and Honda S2000. Look for the Supra to make appearance in October of 2007.

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  (2) posted on 09.11.2009

The amount of hp is irrelevant if you can’t get it to the ground, they need to make it in an all wheel drive, then it should decimate all!

  (2) posted on 10.7.2008

I do love toyota supra. Really glad they steped up the hp. there’s alot of cars so much hp that you dont know. It seems that new cars come out not much hp then a year or 2 later alot of hp then after that they drop hp again. So depends what year they come out there hp will be higher or lower now thats funny.

Cobra’s supercharged 4.6-liter V8 from 390 horsepower to 690, and from 390 pound-feet of torque to 620. According to Ford, that equates to 601 hp and 529 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels.

The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 isn’t all-new, but the signature V10 lump under the hood is. Serious, meaningful changes have increased the V10’s output and improved its fuel economy (and even its air emissions, too). And yes, it really is rated at 600 hp, which peaks at 6,100 rpm. Torque is up to 560 pound-feet at 5,000 rpm — as if this descendent of a truck engine didn’t have enough torque already.

  (2) posted on 10.7.2008

world’s fastest street legal car. Here is your v 8 that beats anyone!!! Victor One is basically a street legal drag car capable of reaching 60 mph in 1 second and running the quarter in 7.8 seconds at 183.07 mph. So any car thats build right can beat any car. For me it will all ways be a Muscle car but the old one between 67-71. I know & have friends that has cars above 500hp that will smoke cars. I used to have one but i’m not a Mechanic so I lost the car because I couldn’t fix it smiley Broke my heart but i will get one again.

  (5990) posted on 06.5.2008

correct a properly tuned supra will smoke almost any v-8 muscle car on the road. he supra engine can handle some serious power.. even the stock turbo model was very fast even for cars now days... but the GTR would beat the supra hands down. supra may be a legend but the skyline is a god on the road. only muscle cars that can touch a supra on the road right now is a Corvette and GTO... all the other muscle cars are kind of a joke to be honest

  (1022) posted on 06.5.2008

jtm, feel free to correct me if Iam wrong here.

  (1022) posted on 06.5.2008

To anyone who thinks a V8 can beat a properly tuned Supra just because it has two more cylinders and 3-5 more litres, they need to do some more research.

But..... a mildly modified R33 GT-R can run the 1/4 mile in 11s with stock turbos. Give the same amount of tuning to both cars and the GT-R will come out on top and still have better handling.

  (1) posted on 06.4.2008

the new designs look kind of nasty. also for those who got there information from a playstation video game....i seen both the skyline gtr-r34 and the twin-turbo supra(both stock) go head to head and the skyline wins only by a nose in the 1/4mile and at 1/2mile the supra beats the skyline by 3 car lengths. so toyota needs to reclaim its attority with a new supra.

  (5990) posted on 03.18.2008

Toyota Supra is so powerful and has wide way of tunning but the GT-R Rules its even more faster than ferrarie I like supra but that doesnt mean to lie to my self (GT-R) this time is diffrent 480 horse power its a monster and also toyota doesnt have any car to compare with even if they release the new supra because there is some diff in the power this time.

  (5990) posted on 03.12.2008


  (5990) posted on 03.4.2008

its a great looking car, but does anyone else believe that the car’s rear is a dead set knock off from aston martins db9 and rapide? Also, the front looks more like a modernised ’80’s toyota celica front. Which is great for the 80s car because it is undeniably seductive, but i dont think it works so much for the supra.

  (5990) posted on 02.19.2008

GTR skyline never wins on Supra!!!!!!!!!!!!! supra rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  (111) posted on 11.24.2007

i ain too sure bout that supra has bin known to whup gtr’s too man an hondas aren’t even in those two legends league

  (133) posted on 11.19.2007

and honda needs to come back wit a more powerful s2000 by the way

  (133) posted on 11.19.2007

supra is legendary on the street but against the GtR there can be no comparison. the street rep of GTR is incredible; to drag race one is enough to make you break out in hives

  (607) posted on 11.19.2007

so sad that they won’t be bringing the supra back tho toyota really now dred they don’t even have a sports car that can rival the new gtr anymore

  (607) posted on 11.12.2007

na front isn’t sleek enough or wide enough to be like a gt

  (133) posted on 11.12.2007

looks good but front wit a small touch of carrera gt?

  (2) posted on 07.11.2007

I agree with badest, in my opinion, which should be yours, is that no street tuner can compete with American muscle, every tuner talks big til you get on the line with my V-8, and any responses about it having the 5.0... dont try I mean you’ll beable to get a 6.2 Camaro for 30k and their charging 50k for a 5.0 and the Camero willrun circles to pretty much any tuner you put up against it. And im just using the Camero as an example

  (607) posted on 06.25.2007

no offence an all ’bigpat’ or watever your name is but it isn’t competing wit the vette an also no vette cost jus 50k where do get your facts from geeze u really need to do your home work n also the vette is actually lighter than a supra supras are heavy for sports cars

  (1) posted on 06.25.2007

Ok here is my 2 cents into this car. I love the supra.. well the mark iv at least the others were junk. (mark iv being model 1993-1998 model) but this car is trying to compete with the wrong type of car. It looks and advertises like a corvette, they cant compete. Im sorry but in real life chevy has stuck with the v8. and the 7.0 litre pushrod engine is insane. It has the response of a 6 cylinder but also has the horsepower. In theory this supra is lighter, but we are bading that fact off the older model. this car being a v8 will also pack alot more pounds. Also dont forget that toyota does not have alot of experience with the v8 engine. All in all this will be an interesting car to watch but in my opinion for 50k i would rather spend an extra 5-10 k to get a vette then add aftermarket parts to that.

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