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Sounds good - I like the fact they've made a decent platform for tuners too. I read elsewhere the chassis/body has mounting points for all sorts of aftermarket items... I cant wait to see what tuners do with it!

 

I had a long chat about it with Ben (who wrote that article) yesterday. It sounds like they've nailed the concept of building a standard replacement for the mk4. The GRNM version is going to be wild, by all accounts. Only thing slightly concerning is lack of passenger space due to design constraints, but I need to sit in it myself to comment about that.

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I had a long chat about it with Ben (who wrote that article) yesterday. It sounds like they've nailed the concept of building a standard replacement for the mk4. The GRNM version is going to be wild, by all accounts. Only thing slightly concerning is lack of passenger space due to design constraints, but I need to sit in it myself to comment about that.

 

Would be a bit daft if the passenger area was too small - having said that the MK4 wasnt great in that respect, sure the footwell is smaller.

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Just seen on the Supra mk5 page on Facebook that the Germans will be a lemon to put reservations on the new Supra as of tonight at 8pm?! Is this true?

 

A lemon?

 

It's the Paris motor show today so there could quite easily be news from there.

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I had a long chat about it with Ben (who wrote that article) yesterday. It sounds like they've nailed the concept of building a standard replacement for the mk4. The GRNM version is going to be wild, by all accounts. Only thing slightly concerning is lack of passenger space due to design constraints, but I need to sit in it myself to comment about that.

 

Nice I had a feeling Tada would not let us down, 50k that's cheaper than everyone was expecting isn't it GRNM version probably be more expensive but new at 50k if they stick to mass producing these as they said then this could be interesting.

 

So 50/50 weight

body as rigid as a LFA

lower centre of gravity than a gt86

weight adjustable steering

dct shift settings

adaptive damper settings

electric diff ratio control settings

and lots of holes in the chassis/body for what I guess probably TRD parts galore

 

Its a good start for sure and at least part prices for the mk5 / TRD parts will be back to a normal price can get a TRD steering wheel brand new for a gt86 for £430

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I've not seen anything about the ratio of the diff being variable, only the locking settings.

 

If it's the same diff as the Z4 (which I'm not sure about) then it's the same in terms of operation and software logic as the current M5's.

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I've not seen anything about the ratio of the diff being variable, only the locking settings.

 

In that link ric posted

“eight-speed paddleshift auto and an active differential (an e-motor wind the diff’s ratio up and down via a reduction gear)”

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I'll believe that when I see it. Varying your final drive essentially gives you another set of gears, so I don't really see the logic in having 8 speeds and a variable final drive. It probably means the e-motor varies the locking/speed for each rear wheel.

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