Rumor: Lexus Vehicles to Get Twin-Turbo V6 Engine Option?

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  1. mikeavelli
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    http://www.autoblog.com/2016/07/22/toyota-supra-lexus-turbo-v6-rumor/

    Thoughts?

     
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  2. Ian Schmidt
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    I think there was already general agreement that the base engine for the 5LS would have to be a forced-induction V6, so this is just a little more fuel for that idea. And sharing with the Supra means all the inevitable tuning that goes on with the Supra will largely apply to the LS.
     
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  4. C.Guenther
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    Please no further turbo engine. We in Europe use mostly the hybridversions and this is really a disadvantage to have a turbo engine
     
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  5. IS-SV
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    I look forward to tt V6 (s) from Lexus. The current V6's are old.
     
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    V6 TT?Nooo!!!! Lexus needs to go inline TT.
     
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    I'm also not intrested in turbos. Instead toyota shud be taking their hybrid tech to another level
     
  8. LexusTechSA
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    I wonder why the don't go the variable drive supercharger route. I will keep just about all the characteristics of a normally aspirated large capacity engine, from a much smaller engine.
     
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  10. Gecko
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    In theory, hybrid power to tackle the bottom end and a turbo at the top end could equate to monstrous power and an insane delivery, but that seems like a massive jump from where Toyota is at now.

    We can hope.
     
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    for me Supercharger is way better than the shitty turbos
     
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  12. mikeavelli
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    Some Volvo engines are turbo and supercharged
     
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  13. maiaramdan
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    i donno
    i was dreaming about Hybrid Supercharging unit
     
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    If the new Toyota 'Supra' was a Porsche Cayman rival ( that is compact-'lightweight'-no-frills-2-seat-fun-sportscar) a supercharged 2GR V6 would be all I want, no turbos.

    If I want a heavy-duty-work-horse-expedition-capabable car like Land Cruiser or Hilux, then yes I want turbo, but diesel.

    As for all-round-jack-of-all-trades daily car, for me ICE is (almost) dead and just a bad short term solution until EV is 100% viable. HEV and PHEV are better, especially with a higher displacement NA gazoline ICE, so for me turbo engine have no more place in most cars especially now in this shift from ICE to FCV/EV.
     
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    it's something like taste
    but if they wanna put Turbo , i prefer Turbo Hybrids
    as Gecko said
    the Electric power with the Absolute High starting Torque and the Turbos in the more RPM

    i am astonished why they still didn't use the Capacitors even it works amazing at the Endurance Championship
     
  16. CIF
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    I thought the rumor was the new Supra was going to use an I6 engine? Too many rumors out there, let's see what the actual car brings.
     
  17. IS-SV
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    Kinda like the rumor that Mercedes is working on I6's...
     
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    That is not a rumor. It is true and is a cost saving measure.
     
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    I always heard that I6s were inefficient compared to V6s, and that they were difficult to package due to their length, but I wonder if modern tech couldnt make a whole new case for I6s. BMW does ok with them, but it seems they hit a wall without F/I.
     
  20. IS-SV
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    New I6's coming per AMG CEO (but not officially confirmed by Mercedes), it's more than cost-saving measure. Many engineering efficiencies to be gained including ultimate smoothness/refinement, lower weight, less mechanical complexity (no need for balance shafts and other band aids for smoothness), offset by packaging challenges due to extra engine length.
     
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