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  • Auto World goes Worldly

    Coming "later" this year...


    2020-02-07_03-08-20 by Michael Foertsch, on Flickr

    AUTO WORLD GOES WORDLY
    AUTO WORLD 93-02 TOYOTA SUPRA MK4 – TEST SHOT (1:64)
    A Toyota? From Auto World!? That’s right! Coming later this year is our first truly Japanese 1:64 scale vehicle. With its bulging fenders and unmistakable rear-wing, the 4th generation Supra burst onto the import scene with commanding presence, and we’ve replicated every inch of its legendary lines in TRUE 1:64 scale. 2 separate front-cores and 2 hoods also allow us to run any year from 93-02, as well as the EU-Spec version. But the story of the Supra doesn’t stop at the exterior and neither does Auto World. “Pop the hood”. Toyotas legendary 2JZ-GTE engine fills the engine bay. While this motor’s 320hp factory numbers are nothing to shake a stick at, the 2JZ was more like a caged animal waiting to be unleashed. With many Supras pumping out 4-figure horsepower numbers, this engine seems to have unlimited potential. Despite what some other die-cast companies may have you believe, you just can’t tool a Supra without tooling the engine. So, why did Auto World go JDM? Cause we owe you a 10-second car.

    Test shots subject to improvements in production.
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    This is as surprising as the Stealth but a little less interesting. But it'll be nice to have an AW quality Supra in stores here in the US!

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    • #3
      I'm on board with this. As I don't like to shell out the money for the expensive brands and the Hot Wheels and the old MBX casting does not do it for me.

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      • #4
        Ooooh...sounds like AW is branching out and living up to their name! Way to go, Auto World!
        The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

        Thank you for your understanding.

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        • #5
          I'm liking this move by AW. Maybe some European stuff like Opels, Tatras, Land Rovers or Jaguars next?

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          • #6
            I wouldn't mind a nice USDM Supra in the collection.

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            • #7
              Now let's see if this doesn't hurt M2 since they are so into demanding us to buy the bucket of bolts car doors.
              Due to the recent budget cuts,
              the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
              current state of the economy, the light at the end
              of the tunnel has been turned off.

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              • #8
                the plot thickens...
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                • #9
                  Despite what some other die-cast companies may have you believe
                  Shots fired!

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                  • #10
                    I was surprised to find them doing the A80. Guessing they might do more Toyotas in the future like maybe the late 60's Coronas (yeah maybe not for awhile lol) or the First gen Celica.


                    Since The Stealth is basically a Mitsubishi I wonder if they would do more Captive imports like the Dodge Colt Challenger/Plymouth Sapporo.
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                    • #11
                      I kind of wondered how long it would be before Auto World offered a Japanese car - and probably other overseas brands down the road. Seems like the direction they all go

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                      • #12
                        Considering the OP was from February and I haven't seen anything else about this, I'm wondering if the pandemic put this new model on hold for a bit?
                        The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                        Thank you for your understanding.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jt3 View Post
                          Considering the OP was from February and I haven't seen anything else about this, I'm wondering if the pandemic put this new model on hold for a bit?
                          Was there any timeline for this to be released? I've gotten to the point that the manufacturers announce early to keep interest up. Whatever the reason that the Supra doesn't seem to have a release date yet, we still have at least this model, the 1960's Chevy Suburban, and the '64 Nova Wagon coming down the pike. I think they did pretty well with, what six new castings this year (Ford F-150; Chevy Silverado; Jeep Wrangler Unlimited; Eldorado; Dodge Stealth...and wasn't the Squarebody released too in 2020)? Regardless, It's good to see a respectable number of castings come out from AW with properly designed and detailed results. The pickups opening features of hood and tailgate, as well as the new Cadillac Eldorado make me a strong believer in AW.

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                          • #14
                            It's supposed to be right after the Stealth. Looks like 2021 as the Stealth might just squeek in in 2020.

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                            • #15
                              Another Stealth, blah............ How about more forties and fifties cars.
                              Due to the recent budget cuts,
                              the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                              current state of the economy, the light at the end
                              of the tunnel has been turned off.

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