Rendering: An Alpina-Branded Toyota Supra - It’s a Love or Hate Affair
Alpina pretty much needs no introduction. For nearly six decades it has been making BMW cars better. Now BMW is working on finalizing a deal that will bring Alpina in house, which means in the future things will look a little bit different.
In 2019 Toyota launched the fifth generation Supra, and while many might be impressed by the quality of the sports car, it is in fact just a rebadged BMW Z4. Well, nearly anyway. So, with the Supra actually being a BMW, what if Alpina was to offer its own interpretation of the compact sports car? It’s okay, go ahead and get mad. I’ll wait.
The Best Toyota Sports Cars Ever Made
Toyota is associated chiefly with boring hatchbacks like the Yaris and Corolla, or hybrids like the Prius. But, besides the mundane commuter car business that brings in the money, you will find a rich history of motorsports and performance-oriented sports cars. So, let’s take a look at the list of 10 of the finest Toyota Sports cars made to this day.
10 Reasons Why The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Is The Hottest Hatch Today
Toyota’s GR division recently unveiled its latest project, the all-new Toyota GR Corolla which plans to capitalize on the success of Gazoo Racing and is the perfect sequel to the limited-run GR Yaris. With deliveries expected to commence before the end of 2022 for the entry-level "Core" variant, the new GR Corolla range has to be the most eagerly awaited Hot Hatchback of the year, so before we get to see these running around the street, here are ten reasons why the Toyota GR Corolla is the hottest new hatchback that should be on your shopping list.
Which one is better - The Manual Toyota Supra 3.0 or the new GR 86?
When Toyota unveiled the new generation Supra back in 2019 it only offered it with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It’s an alright gearbox, but a true sports car at least offers the option of a manual transmission. Toyota needed almost three years to understand that, and, at the beginning of 2022, Toyota finally started offering the Supra with the long-waited six-speed manual transmission. Now, the question is: if you want to buy a Toyota sports car with a manual transmission should you go for the updated Supra or for the recently launched GR86? The guys over TopGear try to answer that question for you in their latest episode.
10 Reasons Why the 2022 Toyota GR86 Is the Perfect Sports Car for Beginners
The Toyota GR86 was recently unveiled as the successor to the highly successful GT86. This continues to be a collaboration with Subaru which brings the best of what these Japanese brands have to offer in one well-rounded package. The enhancements to the GR86 make for a significant step up from its predecessor with improvements across the board, ultimately making it one the best value sports cars currently on sale. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider the GR86 if you are on the lookout for your first sportscar.
These Are the Most Powerful Three-Cylinder Engines in New Cars
Gone are the days when three-cylinder engines were only meant for urban commutes. These engines were light and focused more on fuel efficiency than performance. However, things are changing, and with upsizing not an option anymore, thanks to stricter emission regulations, automakers are making the best they can with fewer cylinders and lower displacements. Companies don’t just offer them with forced induction now; they even pair them with electric motors and batteries to generate all the oomph possible. Believe it or not, there are a handful of high-performance three-cylinder engines that can blow larger engines out of the water.
The Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition Has Some Serious Bespoke Performance Add-Ons
Toyota made waves in September 2020 when the GR Yaris went into production. It was the first true homologation hot hatch we had seen in decades, but Americans thought there was just one problem with it-we weren’t getting it. So, to appease us and make even more money, Toyota crammed the four-wheel-drive, the gearbox, engine, brakes, and everything else they could take from a GR Yaris into a Corolla Hatchback.
As a result, the GR Corolla now exists, and while it only matters to those in the U.S., it is doubtlessly a good car nonetheless. Now though, Toyota is making the GR Corolla even more extreme with the MORIZO edition. Only 200 examples will be produced, and all of them have real performance-enhancing modifications installed and are for the 2023 model year.
The 2023 Toyota GR86 Special Edition Celebrates The Pure Sports Car
The second-generation Toyota GR86 was announced back in “2021” and offers a lot of improvements when compared to its predecessor, in terms of both looks and technical features. For the 2023 model year, the GR86 lineup was upgraded with the addition of a third choice - next to the current GR86 and GR86 Premium versions. It’s called simply the 2023 GR86 Special Edition, and it is based on the GR86 Premium grade and will be limited to only 860 units.
This Has to be the Most Purposefully Modified Toyota GR Yaris on the Planet
The Toyota GR Yaris was one of the most unexpected cars to come from Toyota. By all accounts, it can be viewed as the spiritual successor to the Toyota Celica GT Four, despite the GR Yaris not being entered in rallying yet. The DIYers from Mighty Car Mods have taken it upon themselves to utilize all available aftermarket modifications for the GR Yaris in order to create the ultimate version of the compact hot hatchback. Can they build the most powerful GR Yaris yet?
This Widebody Supra Has Fast and Furious Written All Over It
When Toyota announced the relaunch of the Supra name, everyone was hoping that the legendary “Fast and Furious” spirit of the A80 would also be revived. Of course, many people ended up disappointed when they realized that the new Supra is nothing more than just a rebadged BMW Z4. But, where Toyota failed, tuners are trying to make things right and some of them really end up making the Supra looking like it is ready to play a leading role once again.
Recreating The Fast & Furious Toyota Supra And Making It Even Better Than The Movie Original
By now, there isn’t a single car enthusiast that hasn’t, at least, heard of the Fast and Furious franchise. While the series has transitioned from street racing to a super-spy gig, it all started in 2001. The original Fast & Furious movie features, arguably, the most accurate tuner cars of all the series, and few are as iconic as the orange Toyota Supra, driven by Paul Walker, at the end of the movie. The people at Just Driven have decided to recreate the iconic ride and they have F&F advisor, Craig Lieberman on-site, to give input.
Toyota GR Supra Vs Nissan Z Sound Comparison: Which Car Tugs Your Aural Strings Better?
This video by TheCarKraze on YouTube is a compilation of a bunch of other tiny clips put together that should give you a good idea about what the Toyota GR Supra and the Nissan Z sound like. This is a sound comparison of the two cars at idle, using launch control followed by a full-on drifting scene.
This 1994 Toyota Supra Has Still Got The Legs To Beat Modern-Day Sports Cars!
By now, you are probably tired of seeing 1,000-horsepower, Supras with a big single turbo and a fully built 2JZ engine. If so, this video by AutoTopNL will be surprisingly refreshing as it showcases an EU-spec Toyota Supra Mk IV. Instead of being fully modified, the car has been restored to factory specifications. As you will see, this Japanese classic looks and goes like it just came off the assembly line.
The Supra’s Six-Speed Manual Is a Weird Mix of BMW, ZF, and Toyota
Rumors of a manual transmission for the Toyota Supra have been floating around since the car was launched, but they really started to pick up steam in early 2022. We first learned that there might be a catch and/or limited availability, and then a leak exposed a little more information about it. By the time April 2022 came around, Toyota revealed that the manual transmission was coming, and by the end of the month, it revealed the new 2023 Toyota Supra with the availability of a manual transmission. Of course, with the Supra being so closely related to the BMW Z4, which is available with a manual transmission, it seems a little silly that Toyota would take so long to add it to the options menu. As it turns out, though, there was a damn good reason.
Toyota Just Fixed All That Was Wrong With the GR Supra
Toyota was recently caught putting serious development effort into a high-performance automatic transmission, and we speculated that it could be just what the GR Supra needs to take things to the next level. As it turns out, though, that doesn’t matter because Toyota just announced something even better.
Toyota Gears Up for Change with Something Unexpectedly Opposite
After more than a year of rumors, Toyota finally confirmed that the Toyota Supra would be offered with a manual gearbox. It’s also said that a Supra GRMN with AWD is in the works, but all of this has been mostly overshadowed by the launch of the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla. With 300 horsepower, AWD, and a glorious six-speed manual transmission, it’s the ultimately little hot hatch. But, is it enough? Well, as it turns out, Toyota is cooking up something that might change the very nature of the GR Corolla, GR Supra, and even the GR Yaris.
15 Iconic Performance Cars, The 2022 Toyota GR Corolla Would Have No Trouble Keeping Up With
The 2022 Toyota GR Corolla is the latest and most anticipated hot hatchback to come out. We know it has a 300-horsepower version of the 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-three from the GR Yaris and shares the same GR-Four all-wheel-drive system. While we don’t have official performance figures, we know that the smaller, less powerful GR Yaris can reach from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in as little as 4.6 seconds. This means that Toyota’s new hot-hatch will be able to keep up with the following iconic performance cars, we enthusiasts lust after.
It’s Official: Toyota To Offer The Supra With A Manual Gearbox!
Well, here’s some good news for you Supra fans. Toyota is all set to offer the Supra with a third pedal! The company confirmed the rumors, which had picked up heat in recent times, by making the announcement on its Twitter page. There’s still no word which engine will get the manual gearbox, but at least we know it’s coming! Pretty cool, huh?
The Toyota GRMN Supra Gears Up to be a Monstrous Beast
It’s been a year and a half since rumors about Toyota working on an M3-powered Toyota GRMN Supra, but the rumor mill has been quite busy lately. Just this year alone, we’ve heard that the BMW Z4 is done as of 2025 with the Supra potentially following, and there have been two rumors about the GR Supra with a manual transmission Now, the GRMN Supra is back in the mix, and the latest rumor is building on the previous ones.
GR Corolla vs GR Yaris Power-To-Weight Ratio Compared
Toyota just took the wraps off their all-new 2023 GR Corolla and things look pretty good on paper. Compared to the competition, it’s got some really potent hardware that promises a good time both on the road and on a track, for hopefully not much money. Having said that, how does it compare to its own little brother purely on the basis of power-to-weight ratio? Well, I did some number crunching, and here’s what I found.