Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Yup, the 2020 Toyota GR Supra Is a Sportscar*


The Manila Sports Car Club or MSCC, just updated “The List,” a rundown of eligible cars that can gain its owners entry into the exclusive club. You can scroll through the list for yourself, but this story focuses on one new entry: the 2020 GR Supra.

That’s right. Toyota’s new flagship sportscar, the one they co-developed with BMW and built in Austria under a contact manufacturer (Magna Steyr) can now potentially gain you entry into the MSCC. This marks the first time the Supra’s ever been considered as a “sportscar” perhaps because all previous versions had 2+2 seating, while the new one is strictly a 2-seater. Of course, by extension, the G29 Z4 also gains entry this year.

At least that settles the debate that the GR Supra’s a sportscar. The only question left now is: is it really a Toyota?
  • AC: Ace, Aceca, Cobra.   
  • ALFA ROMEO: 8C2300 (1931-34), Disco Volante (1952), SZ-1, SZ-2 (1959-61), TZ-1, TZ-2 (1965-88), Giulietta Spider (1955-62), Veloce (1955-62), Tipo 33 Stradale (1867-69), Duetto & Spider (1966-93), 126 Spider, Giulietta Sprint (to 1962), Veloce (1955-62), Montreal (1970-77), SZ and RZ (Sprint Zagato or ES-30. 1989-91, 1992-94), 8C Competizione (2007-2008). 4C (2013 +). By way of exception: 105 GT Junior, 105 1750 and Sprint, 105 GTV and GTA.   
  • ALPINE: A110   
  • ARIEL: Atom   
  • ASA: Ascari, Ecosse.   
  • ASTON MARTIN: 1 .5 lite Le-mans (1927-36); DB1 to 6; Vantage V8/V12 (2005-2015), Vanquish (2012+).   
  • AUDI: TT Mark I (Type 8N, 1998-2006); R8 (2006+).   
  • AUSTIN HEALEY: Sprite, 100, 100/6 (1956-59), 3000.   
  • BECK: 550 (reproduction).   
  • BERKELEY: B65 (1956-60).   
  • BIZARRINI: GT Strada.   
  • BMW: 328 (1936-39), 507 (1956-59), M1, Z1, Z3, Z4 (including coupes and M models for the Z3 and Z4), Z8.  Z4 (G29, 2018+). 
  • BRICKLIN: SV-1 (1974-76).   
  • BUGATTI: Types 35, 37, 55 (to 1932), EB110 (1991-1995), Veyron.   
  • CHEVROLET: Corvette.   
  • CISITALIA: 1100 202 (1948-52).   
  • DAIMLER: SP250 (1959-64).   
  • DELOREAN: DMC 12.   
  • DE TOMASO: Vallelunga (1965-1967), Mangusta, Pantera.   
  • DODGE:  Viper (1992-2017).
  • DONKERVOORT: All models.   
  • ELVA: Courier.   
  • ERA: Cobra (reproduction), GT40 (reproduction).   
  • FACEL VEGA: Facella.   
  • FERRARI: All models. except:  365 GT4 2+2 (1972-76),  400 (1976-85) & 412 (1985-89), 456 & 456 M (1992-2003), 612 Scaglietti (2004-10), FF (2011+); GTC4 Lusso (2016+).   
  • FIAT: Balilia 11005 (1932-37), Otto Vu or 8V (1952-54), 1500/1600 (1959-67), 124 Spider & Coupe, Dino (1966-73), 850 Spyder (1968-73), X1/9 (1972-89), Barchetta (1995-2005); 124 Spider (2016+).   
  • FORD: Ford GT, GT40. By exception: Shelby GT350 (1965-1966 only).   
  • FRAZER NASH: Le Mans Replica (1948-55).   
  • GINETTA: G4 (1961-68).   
  • HEALEY: Silverstone (1949-50).   
  • HONDA: S600 (1965-66), S800 (1966-70), NSX, S2000.    
  • HRG: 1500 (1946-54).   
  • ISO: Grifo, Rivolta.   
  • JAGUAR: SS 100 (1936-39), XK 120, 140 & 150, C-Type, D-Type & XKSS, XKE (incl. 2+2), XJR-15 (1990-92), XJ220 (1992-94), F-Type (2013+).   
  • JENSEN HEALEY: Jensen Healey (1972-76).   
  • KOENIGSEGG: All models.   
  • LAMBORGHINI: All cars, except Espada.  (For the avoidance of doubt, LM002, Urus, similar models, all SUVs are excluded.)   
  • LANCIA: Aurelia B24 Spider (1955-56), Beta Monte Carlo (1975-84), Aurelia B20 GT (1951-53), Appia GTE Zagato (1960), Flaminia GT (1956), Flavia Sport (1954-57) , Flaminia Sport & Supersport Zagato (1958), Fulvia Coupe (1965-76, all variants, including the HF), Fulvia Sport (1965-73. all variants), Stratos (1974-76), Zagato (1979); Rally 037 (also known as Lancia-Abarth 037, 1981-1982).   
  • LEXUS: LFA (2010 to 2012).   
  • LOTUS: All models.   
  • MARCOS: 1800, Mantula, TSI GTC, R/T.   
  • MASERATI: AGG 2000 (1954-57), 3500, Bora, Ghibli (1967-73), Khamsin, Merak, Mexico, Mistral, 4200 Spyder (2001- 2007).  By exception:  Granturismo MC Stradale (2011-2013 only).   
  • MAZDA: Cosmo, RX7, Miata (Eunos, MX-5).   
  • MCLAREN: All models.   
  • MERCEDES BENZ: 190SL (1954-62), 300SL (1954-62), W113 “Pagoda Roof” series (230SL, 250SL, 280SL; 1962-72), R107 series (280SL, 350SL, 450SL, 560SL, and variants; 1972-89), SLK/SLC (1998-2016; 2016+), SLR McLaren (2003-10), SLS AMG Gullwing (2010-2014), AMG GT/GTS/GTC/GTR (2015+).   
  • MERCER: Raceabout (1911-14).   
  • MG: K3 Magnette, M-Type Midget, D and J Series Midgets, all “T” Series, MGA, MGB, MGB GT, MGC, MGB GT, Midget, MGF (1995-02).   
  • MICHEL: TC (reproduction), TF (reproduction), Seven (reproduction), Cobra (reproduction), 550 (reproduction), Speedster (reproduction).   
  • MORGAN: Aero, Suoer Sports Aero (1920-32), Grand Prix (1926), Super Sports (1927-39), Sports (1932-39); All post-war models, except Four-Seater.   
  • MOSSLER: MT900S, T, RGT3.   
  • NISSAN (DATSUN): Fairlady 1500(SP310/SPL310, 1963-1965), 1600 (SP311/SPL311, 1965-1970), 2000 (SR311/SRL311, 1967-1970); Fairlady Z (1970-1978), 240Z, 260Z, 260Z, 280Z, 300ZX (Z31 body, short-wheelbase), 350Z, 370Z, Fairlady ZG, 240ZG, 432/432R.  (Note: For all Nissans, only two-seat models are eligible).   
  • NSU: Wankel Spider (1962-67).   
  • OPEL: GT (1968-73); Speedster (2000-05; also known as Vauxhall VX220 or Daewoo Speedster).
  • PAGANI: All models.   
  • PORSCHE: All cars, except Panamera, Cayenne, Macan.   
  • RENAULT: Caravelle & Floride (allowed by way of exception), Sport Spyder (1999).   
  • RILEY: Brooklands (1929-32), Sprite (1936-38), 2.5-Liter Roadster (1948-50).   
  • RIZAL MOTORS:  Tamaraw (ca. 1963)
  • SAAB: Sonnet.   
  • SALEEN: S7 (2000 - 07).   
  • SINGER: Le-mans (1933-37), 4AD, Nine.   
  • STUTZ: Bearcat.   
  • SUBARU:  By exception: BRZ (2012-2015).   
  • SUFFOLK:  Jaguar SS100 (reproduction). Jaguar C-Type (reproduction).  (Jaguar motor, drivetrain, suspension, etc., required. Each example subject to approval.)
  • SUNBEAM: Talbot Alpine (1953-55); Alpine, Harrington Le Mans GT; Tiger.   
  • SUPERFORMANCE: Cobra, Daytona, Corvette Grand Sport (reproductions), GT40 (continuation series).   
  • TOYOTA: Sport 800; 2000 GT (1967-70); MR2, MRS.  By exception: 86 (also known as Hachi-Roku (ハチロク), GT-86, and Scion FR-S; 2012-19); Supra A90 (5th Generation only, 2019+).   
  • TRIUMPH: TR2, 3, 3A, 3B, TR4 & 4A, TR5, TR250, TR6, TR7, TR8, Spitfire, GT6.   
  • TVR: All models.   
  • VAUXHALL: VX220 (2000-05).  See Opel.
  • VOLVO: P1800 (including ES; 1969-72).   
  • WESTFIELD: Seven (reproduction); Eleven (reproduction).   
  • WOLSELEY: Hornet Special (1932-38).

2 comments:

  1. Mx5 is also in the list. I guess the supra has every right to be in it also.

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