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Verichai 01-16-2019 08:05 AM

Introducing the new Supra, by Fischer-Price®
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While I'm sure the car will look great in-person, on the street, I can't help but feel a bit disappointed after looking at the FT-1 concept for the last few years. It honestly looks like the Fischer-Price version of the concept car. Also of note; very similar performance numbers compared to an Elise (a 20-year-old design!) and that's with a turbocharged inline 6...

Verichai 01-16-2019 08:07 AM

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All the elements from the concept are there, they're just not nearly as cool.

oldmansan 01-16-2019 08:12 AM

I wanted to say something when you mentioned it months ago, but I was contractually obligated to not talk about it at the time (NDA). It's just as disappointing in person IMHO. I evaluated this and a bevy of new cars 6-8 months ago.


rb26dett 01-16-2019 09:20 AM

Funny. My friend and I were discussing this car last night. We grew up in the golden era of Japanese sports cars during the early 90’s to late 90’s and we both were disappointed to say the least about this car. They ruined the “Supra” name. So sad.

glagola1 01-16-2019 09:30 AM

It looks pretty cool if you don't compare it to the concept. I'm not a fan of the actualized front facia but other than that, it's attractive.

David Craig 01-16-2019 09:39 AM

The concept version does look better.

cyow5 01-16-2019 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by glagola1 (Post 5917904)
It looks pretty cool if you don't compare it to the concept.

And society was just fine without cell phones but try to take those away now...

jds62f 01-16-2019 10:44 AM

A great example of "lost in translation." Its got all the design elements, yet its not nearly as good.

doug_porsche 01-16-2019 11:24 AM

I suspect it is like my neighbors Lexis.

If you are close, bunch of ugly lines.

If you are 10 or more yards away, it looks better

lotus90 01-16-2019 11:30 AM

for the price you can get much faster and better cars.

eZg 01-16-2019 11:48 AM

looks better in video.......

Verichai 01-16-2019 12:23 PM

The video definitely gives a better sense of the cars proportions and shapes, but I'm still disappointed. It just looks so much softer than the concept car. I hate that ipad-stuck-on-the-dash infotainment screen.

Also, that color and the many, rather conspicuous gaps between the panels reminds me of Michael Jackson's face when he turns into the robot at the end of Moonwalker.

Verichai 01-16-2019 12:30 PM

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mattjk 01-16-2019 12:52 PM

It's the 7MGTE version of the Supra.


Beemerb0y 01-16-2019 01:22 PM

Mix of the scion frz and a infiniti Q60... horrible

+TSRAGR 01-16-2019 01:30 PM

Suddenly the latest NSX and TVR Griffith don't look so bad. This meanwhile is an abomination.

Verichai 01-16-2019 02:35 PM


Originally Posted by Beemerb0y (Post 5917986)
Mix of the scion frz and a infiniti Q60... horrible

I totally see the Infinity design language in the taillights, now that you mention it.

SergeLotus 01-16-2019 02:55 PM

I don't like the look at all. Some say it looks like a Scion FRZ or maybe a Alfa 4C. Personally it reminds me of my old BMW Z4 which was a perfectly fine cruiser, but an awful driver's car. I'm not impressed at all.

oldmansan 01-16-2019 03:35 PM

I saw it up close and personal many months ago, sat in it and evaluated it several times from a lot of different perspectives. There was a section for feedback to just the design engineers. My comments were not kind. Out of half a dozen cars I believe I ranked it third or fourth.


gstomp06 01-16-2019 04:12 PM

Maybe the plans were grander...but given the nsx sales figures; they decided a change of direction and scaled it back. The price-point makes it pretty competitive.

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