I didn't see any threads already discussing this, so forgive me if I overlooked one.
The next Toyota Supra (co-developed with BMW) is almost here, and more and more I'm seeing information stating that Toyota benchmarked Porsche sports cars again. (The GT86/FRS/BRZ handling benchmark was the Cayman). Based on comments from engineers here is what we know.
Vehicle weight: roughly 1450 kg
Engine hp: 262/335 (2.0 liter 4, 3.0 liter 6)
Engine Torque: 400 lb-ft
Transmission: 8sp automatic ()
Wheelbase: < 100 inches
Where things get interesting is that people close to the inside (or involved directly) have said the Cayman's performance was again the project benchmark. Additionally, some claim that the new Supra outperforms the Porsche 911S. Personally, I don't believe that for one second. I don't even think the new Supra will outperform the 718, base or otherwise. Only way I can possibly see that happening is if Toyota is sandbagging and the Supra's weight is sub 3000 lb.
Anyone want to take odds on that actually happening?