Check Elbow speaking the truth, whole truth and nothing but.Not a Supra.
Not a MK5.
Your Z4 was gonna be worth a pack of gum by the end of the year regardless.
This is commonplace in the auto industry. They act like their new release is the second coming, perfect, and impossible to improve upon. They get as many suckers as they can to buy the car, and after they have swindled as many people as possible, they drop a new trim that's sooooo much better.
Look at the Challenger, just for a quick example.
You have the R/T 5.7, the SRT 6.1, then the ScatPack 6.4.
Then the Hellcat with the boosted 6.2. Everyone lost their mind. 700 horsepowurz??? Omggggg.
In talks with dealers, they acted like it was the hottest thing since sliced bread, and that they couldn't do any better.
I was like yyyyeeeaaa, you could. And you know you could. Why not just drop in the 6.4 with that supercharger and get it over with? Exactly.
I didn't make a deposit.
"Might wanna get one while you can! They are gonna stop producing them after this!" Etc.
No sale. I know better. What happens? They release the Demon.
Which interestingly, has the exact same 6.2. Not even different internals. All the Demon is, is a Hellcat with more boost, a different hood and different wheels. That's it. 100k price tag. Lol.
The Demon is soooo cool and soooo collectible, but they can't even step it up beyond a tune, hood and wheels.
Why can't they just put in a supercharged 6.4? Because they have to save that for the SUPER DUPER Demon, of course!
And guess what? Resale on Hellcats is complete bollocks.
BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT ITS GONNA BE AN IRREPLACEABLE COLLECTOR CAR THEY SAID.
When it comes to the hype from all automakers, if you're buyin' it they're sellin' it.
But Tada took it to a new level. Literally everything from that creature's mouth was a lie.
Next time invest your time, money and spirit into a real car.
This is why Supra MKIV, R32-34 GTR, FD RX7, S15 etc. are great cars, among other reasons.
You don't have to worry about them being pushed out by some new trim in 6 months like it's an iPhone.
Can't improve upon perfection ?
More truth. This the BMW way. Surprised that the OP is surprised.They offloaded the BMW cyl heads that had the manifold integrated into it and now they have no choice but to offer the same power plant as the Z4. Should have seen this coming all along. They are desperate to sell the car. That's also why the 255HP model is coming too.