The new Toyota Supra was half revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018. While we did not get a clear, camouflaged look on the car, sharp eyes on the ground made some interesting observations about parts that the Supra seems to share with BMW.
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My friend Jake Stumph, who writes for a slew of car websites, left me a note last week that the Supra brakes, tire sizes, a heads-up display and, surprisingly, a Windshield with the BMW M4 seemed to be splitting
As Stumph wrote on Scionlife, a Facebook post by someone named Motor Miwa contained a series of detail photos of the new A90 Supra that highlighted these relationships.
The four-piston calipers on the Goodwood Supra look just like the ones on the M4. "The BMW brakes mean the Supra BMW packs 5 × 120 hubs and probably a BMW-based wheel suspension," Stumph continued. "I suppose that matching tire size could also support this theory would make the geometry of M4 and Supra similar in a different way.
Update Thursday, July 19, 3:25 pm est : My friend Bozi has pointed out that the calipers actually seem to be from the M55oi M Sport as opposed to the M4. He sent that to me on Twitter:
If the Supra and BMWs ride on the same wheels and hubs, it's probably not a big track to say that behind them could be similar and presumably the upcoming Z4 Cabriolet will be similar as it supposedly evolves along with the Supra
Pilkington # 43R-001622 is indeed the OEM glass on the BMW M3, M4 and some 5 Series cars, according to forums, it's not popular with owners, but it's an interesting piece shared across platforms can be.
Finally, the VIN of the Goodwood Supra WZ1DB4C5XKW000003. The NHTSA can not decrypt it, but we can open it manually. The first digit indicates where a car is being built, and "W" means Germany. The second two digits should indicate the manufacturer, but I can not figure out how to decode "Z1". Maybe because this will be the first Toyota / BMW joint venture to be built in Germany.
But again The good old Bozi had the insider line: He told me that "WZ1" belongs to BMW Munich. Meanwhile, Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada of Supra recently confirmed in a new post on an official Toyota blog that the car is "actually the same level of rigidity as the Lexus LFA supercar, and it's been achieved without using carbon fiber," he said.
so we could keep the price point at an affordable level, which was the hardest thing to achieve. "Tada also said that the Supra" had the dual rigidity of the Toyota 86, but said nothing about BMW or the ongoing collaboration between the two Companies.
According to TopSpeed, Tada had previously said "[the Supra is] unlike the Z4; They are two different cars. We did not start to find common parts. We worked on our own ideas to see what cars we wanted to create, and then we shared ideas of where we could share common parts, "the Geneva Motor Show a few months ago.
TopSpeed also reports that the Supra is with the next BMW Z4 will be built in Austria, which does not match what is stamped on the VIN (VIN numbers for cars built in Austria should start with VA or VE), so we should the number on Do not read the demo car's dashboard
Although it's a bit boring to be teased by the new Supra, I'm still excited to see its final shape and I think details like what we're discussing here are Interesting, albeit trivial, it will be nice to see and drive what a BMW / Toyota collaboration really looks like.