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I'm thirteen, my dad hates me, and I have a slightly weird obsession with the E46 M3 owo
Salt Lake City, Utah
16th July 2017
Ever since the MKV Supra was announced at the Detroit Auto Show, there has been extreme controversy over the car. It’s predecessor, known as the MKIV Supra, was loved by multiple car enthusiasts, most of them discovering the car through the Fast and Furious movie franchise. In this style of blog post, I will be showing the opinions of a car from two different sides.
I will try not to show any bias in this article, but I will admit that I am one of these people. This person has genuinely good views of the Supra and is ready to back their claims up with facts. I’m already a huge fan of BMW’s, so seeing that the new Supra shares lots of parts with the Z4 is almost refreshing. I used to be a really big fan of JDM cars, but I gave up on that after I was over the age of 12 years old. The open-minded side of the argument sees a lot of potential with the B58 motor, considering someone already dynoed one to some pretty hectic figures with just a bigger turbo and an ECU tune. I don’t have the exact figure for power, but it was to the point where any 2JZ would need forged internals to make that much power. Personally, I’m annoyed with the people who don’t see potential in the MKV, mostly because they’re so close minded you shouldn’t even bother talking to them.
The Purist NPCs
I don’t like these people very much. They may be annoying 12-year olds, but they may have some points. Compared to the MKIV, they’re actually very different. The MKV shares no resemblance to the older ones, which almost defeats the purpose of the Supra existing for some people. The 2JZ motor was an integral part for the MKIV because of its ability to make thousands of horsepower with forged internals and a massive turbo. Perhaps the “superior” part of the 2JZ was its extremely solid cast iron block. On top of the supposedly weaker engine in the MKV, the car doesn’t have a manual transmission option, shares multiple parts with the BMW Z4, isn’t built as well for straight-line performance as its predecessor, and looks ugly in some people’s eyes. Because of this, their opinions on the Supra aren’t very positive.
What side do I pick? The Open-Minded; easy. I despise of people who are so ignorant about the new Supra. The thick-skulled NPC’s that they are like to cling on to the past and complain about the car not being what they hoped for. But did you really expect Toyota to put a “3JZ” in it? If so, I hope you’re happy paying the same price as two BMW M2’s for a Toyota. If you find yourself gravitating towards the Purist NPC side of things, just give the new one a chance. Watch a review, look at one in a dealership, just give it a chance. But finally, I’d like to ask a question. What do you think about the McLaren F1? That crazy 90’s supercar with a BMW engine? On that note, it’s time to end this blogpost. Thank you for reading.
Since I don’t want another money pit go-kart for my birthday this year, I think I want to upgrade my PC. I haven’t done so in the past year or two, and the prices of RTX 2070’s just dropped due to the release of the 2000 series “super” line. I just want something up-to-date for VR sim-racing that’ll be good for the next 2-3 years i’ll throw at it.