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NewsWatch Chris Harris Be Baffled By The Toyota Supra

20:05  17 july  2019
20:05  17 july  2019 Source:   motor1.com

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Toyota Dealer Asks $100K For Supra Launch Edition Because Capitalism And there’s really nothing Toyota can do to stop it. Customers can't wait to get their hands on the new Toyota Supra – and for good reason. It's a fantastic road car, and tons of fun on the track (as we found out firsthand). But with the long-awaited Supra finally making its way to dealerships in the U.S., some are taking advantage of the hype. Jerry's Toyota in Baltimore, Maryland is asking $100,000 for a Supra Launch Edition. That's right, $100,000.

Chris explains his dismay with the "BMW-ness" of the Toyota Supra , featured in Episode 5 of the new series of Top Gear. Find out where to watch the Whether you're searching for a caravan challenge, Ken Block in the Hoonicorn, cars versus fighter jets, Stig power laps or the latest Chris Harris Drives

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Spoiler alert: The new Supra is too BMW for the Top Gear presenter.

Undoubtedly, whenever you hear about the new Toyota Supra, somebody will ask, “Is that really a Toyota?,” or “Isn’t that basically a BMW with a Toyota badge?” The same is true with famed automotive journalist Chris Harris in a recent video published to the Top Gear YouTube channel.

In the video, which you can watch above, Harris talks about his experience in the industry leading him to associate an identity with the cars he drives. In particular, he mentions the identities that come with brands, noting that an Audi has a very unique feel relative to a BMW. The fact Toyota’s new sports car has DNA from BMW leads Harris to describe the new Supra as one of the strangest cars he’s ever driven.

See The Stig Lap Top Gear Track In The New Toyota Supra

See The Stig Lap Top Gear Track In The New Toyota Supra Just as fast as a Porsche 997 GT3. The fifth-generation Toyota Supra might be the subject of controversy due to its strong BMW links, but if you can get past that, it’s a reputable sports car. The Stig experienced its performance first-hand by taking the A90 to the Top Gear test track in Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, U.K. for a fast lap to see whether it’s worth the hype. Judging solely by how it fared on the circuit originally designed by Lotus, it’s a competent machine as it completed the lap in 1 minute and 23.1 seconds.

It took Toyota partnering with another brand for the Supra to finally return, that brand being BMW. Not only did Toyota partner with BMW for the newest generation of its famous sports car Harris , now the main Top Gear presenter, has been quite vocal about is distaste for just how German the new Supra is .

Top Gear presenter Chris Harris took place in front of the camera again, for the Extra Gear, to try out the new-gen Toyota Supra , which he wasn’t really fond of. But we’ll have to be patient to see if it will live up to the hype created by the 2JZ. The video ends with Harris ’ favorite sports car of the moment.

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In fact, the British presenter has a lot of evidence to back up his claim. He talks about the disconnect with getting into a Toyota, but being in something that is unmistakably a BMW. “Everything says BMW, from the sound that it makes to the way that it drives… the way that the materials even smell inside it,” says Harris. Although the exterior of the car is completely Toyota, the straight-six engine – the heart and soul of the new Supra – carries a BMW badge.

Harris also mentions how this disconnect reflects on Toyota Motor Company as a whole. The Supra is currently its flagship vehicle, yet most of it is just a BMW they’ve thrown a Toyota badge onto, right? Sure, we’ve experienced this before in the automotive world, but not often to the extent with the Supra.

2020 Toyota Supra Takes To The Airwaves In 3 New TV Commercials

2020 Toyota Supra Takes To The Airwaves In 3 New TV Commercials The sports car needs no introduction, but Toyota is giving it one anyway. The 2020 Toyota Supra is finally making its way into dealerships. In fact, you may have heard that a dealer is asking no less than $100,000 for one, though the listing has since been pulled. Whether it was sold or the dealer was just internet-shamed for asking double the price of the reincarnated sports car, we don’t know. We do know, however, that Toyota isn’t just letting the moniker speak for itself. The automaker is launching a broadcast and digital ad campaign with three commercials designed to get you excited about the Supra.

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Should the new Toyota Supra have a more unique identity? In the case of the new Toyota Supra , Chris Harris certainly thinks so. Watch Oliver Solberg absolutely send it up the hill at Goodwood. The 17-year-old took his Citroen DS 3 WRX into maximum attack mode.

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In an interview with Automotive News Europe, chief project engineer Tetsuya Tada describes the reasoning for going to BMW. In short, Toyota knew the Supra wouldn’t carry high production numbers and didn’t want to spend the money to develop its own engine. Therefore, the best alternative was to source the straight-six engine from the BMW Z4 M40i and M340i.

Although Toyota’s move to BMW components has purists kicking and screaming, it makes business sense. That said, Chris Harris still compared the new Supra to going to Oktoberfest in a Kimono.

Source: Top Gear

2020 Toyota Supra Comes With Free Apple CarPlay For 4 Years.
After that, you might have to pay, or maybe not. There's a nice perk for 2020 Toyota Supra buyers because the automaker is giving them four years of Apple CarPlay functionality for free. This might seem odd because many automakers, including Toyota, have no annual fee for the smartphone pairing tech, but BMW charges $80 a year for the functionality. Since Toyota elected to give the new Supra a BMW-sourced infotainment system, it previously wasn't clear whether there would be a fee getting for Apple CarPlay.

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