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Any idea what will be the 0-60 for the 2002 model 5-speed manual? Can it as least take off 1 seconds from 7.4s to 6.4s? Or getting close to Supra non-turbo 6.1s?
 

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Depends on the gearing and all..but I'd guess 6.9 for moderate gearing or even low 6's for a tight close ratio gearbox. Will be interesting to see how close we all are...

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Are the secs getting knocked off because of the manual tranny or will ther be any upgrades on the engine or etc.?

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I am guessing that power will be the same with the only major difference being the 5-speed manual transmission.
 

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Yeah, unfortunately they won't upgrade the power since the car is only going to be in its second year. But they bring in the supercharger, that would be sufficient. As for the manual tranny, I would guess an easy second off the current figures. If the average 0-60 is 7.4, I'd say that the manual would easily do 6.4 (or better). I'm contemplating trading mine in for a 2002 with a manual and a supercharger that ups power to 265. That'd give me the ultimate sports sedan for the money.

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It'll probably drop between .5 to 1.0 second of the times...bear in mind, it's a professional getting those times..if you are an amateur stick driver, your 0-60 times in a 5 speed IS would probably be the same as auto, but with practice will most definately improve.
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Edmunds.com says that the non-turbo '98 Supra will do 0-60 in 6.4 seconds with the manual. Since the IS300 is a bit heavier and has slightly less power, I would agree with TEG's assessment.

Power-wise, maybe Toyota will retune the engine to 220-225 hp (@ higher RPM?) while sacrificing some torque.
 

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I thought Supra TT was at 3700 lb, so I don't think the NA version would be much lighter. IS weigh about 3300 to 3400lb, so I think IS is actually the lighter of the two (kind of hard to believe). I predict 6.5, although with stick it will be easier to get lower time since these magazine do test cars in a way that no sane person on the street will try to do (the Skyline example is a good one).
 

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Uhh...3700 lbs for a MkIV? No way...the MkIII Supra was 3600 lbs and was criticized for being too heavy. The MkIV addressed this problem and is way lighter at ~3300 lbs.

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Even though it shares a similar engine, you can't compare the two cars to determine the 0-60 distance, IMO
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