We’re about to get behind the wheel of the long-awaited fifth-gen Toyota Supra. Depending on who you talk to the expectations could not be higher, or lower. Toyota says we’ll have the chance to talk to engineers, designers, and other people who worked on the car. We might even get to take it on a track. We’ll finally be able to satisfy our own curiosities, like is the car substantially different from a BMW, will it live up to its predecessor, and what’s really behind the choice of the Supra badge? Let us know what burning questions you have for the A90.
What questions do you have for the A90 Supra?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the greatest car of the Heisei Era?”
There were many great answers this week, and surprisingly, not all of you suggested the best cars of the 1989-present era were of the NSX/FD/Supra variety. Toyotas also won the bulk of the nods, with dankan‘s nomination of the XV10 Camry, Steve‘s pick of the Lexus LS 400, and Angelo‘s recommendation of the Toyota Crown Comfort. But not all of them were pedestrian sedans. Tom Westmacott and Lachlan both appointed the Lexus LFA, a choice that’s hard to argue with. However, the most inspiring answer this week was a vote for the R35 Nissan GT-R, from a reader whose name could not be more appropriate, Mothra:
It’s the R35 GT-R.
That car is the culmination of not only one manufacturer’s sales and racing success, but the success of an ideology. The ideology being that a car produced by Japan, an independent Asian nation, could compete and win on the world’s stage.
If the Showa Era was dominated by the mindset that the East had something to prove in order to “earn” the respect of the West…It was the Heisei Era that proved Japan (and the rest of the East) could define their own measures of success and pride. The Nissan GT-R succinctly embodies that radical paradigm shift.
Where we all stand now is at the symbolic beginning of a new era in which the East’s potential is without limit…and the West has to prove it can keep up.
As the auto industry gazes to the horizon unknown, one name still quakes the Earth with infamy: GODZILLA.
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