Quoted for emphasis.Dude, Toyota did nothing with this car other than send the calty body design file to bmw. How could you even start to formulate toyota would be playing the long game waiting for their designers to come up with enough cool cars that it would warrant the supra having its own power plant? Lexus had engines in their portfolio that could have easily found a home in the new "supra". This conversation is so old and stale at this point I can't believe I'm even arguing it.
I will say it again, I don't hate the car as a standalone thing. Its a fine car and many people will enjoy it.
But if bmw started manufacturing Lexus vehicles for lexus with lexus emblems slapped on, I would never buy another lexus. I don't buy cars to keep them for 3-5 years, because if you buy a bmw product... that is their useful shelf life before you go broke trying to keep them together. This is coming from someone who loves bmws prior to 2003.
My point pertains to toyota motor corporation using BMW as their manufacturer to drum up enthusiasm for their motorsports brand. You can't even argue this car had much to do with toyota other than the exterior styling. I'm not mad at people that bought the car, I'm not mad at the car, I'm not mad at tuners that are making "exhaust burble" tunes for the cars. Theres plenty of members here who are angry at any thread that mentions 2020 Supra in a positive light. I'm not that guy. I'm glad people are having fun, spending money, etc if that means it trickles down to prop up the toyotas we all know and love.
Lay off the crack, man. These "musings" of yours, in various threads, have no relationship whatsoever to reality. Name another car that's been developed with one motor and is mid-cycle refreshed with another motor. Toyota is not selling enough cars at present to recoup its shared investment with BMW. Why on God's green earth would it worsen its financial position relative to this car by installing a new, different motor in some future version of the MKV? Toyota made a series of can't-be-believed wrongheaded decisions regarding the MKV and your posts theorize about traveling back in time to correct all the bad decisions made regarding the MKV.
Face it. It's not going to happen. What's done is done and Toyota is NOT going to, now, spend more R&D money on a car already developed and available for purchase. I can't believe we're actually having this discussion.