At this point, it's no secret that the new BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra developed side by side. Although there is a bit of confusion as to how much each contributed to the project, since Supra is mainly Bavarian. It has a BMW engine, BMW technology and is made in Austria. However, Toyota claims that it tuned the car, which only adopted a hardware package and then gave its own spin to said hardware. In this new video from Engineering Explained, we received a comprehensive review and breakdown of the new Supra and this helps explain that confusion a bit.
This video is a bit old, if it is the release of Toyota Supra a few months ago, but it is worth taking a look. However, Jason Fenske of EE is always insightful and helps explain some of the engineering behind the car. As an engineer (hence the name of the channel), he is able to easily articulate the mechanical aspects of cars so that even imbeciles like me can understand. So that helps you understand how and why the Supra and the Z4 are so similar, as well as how they differ.
It is true that both cars are surprisingly similar. Toyota claims that the Supra has received its own engine, steering and suspension adjustment. Without driving them back to back, it is impossible to know if it is true or not. The specific tuning of the Toyota Supra is enough to differentiate it from the BMW Z4. However, Fenske goes on to say that the Supra is worth it, despite being expensive and being a BMW under the skin.
Of course, there are some drawbacks, such as their false air outlets and the lack of manual transmission, but it is a good sports car in general that is very fun to drive, both on the road and on the track.