Cost markups accompany every hot new product, the Honda Civic Type R and Jeep Gladiator two recent examples of the "added dealer markup" virus. In the background, Toyota dealers have spent the entire year honing their ADM approach to the 2020 Supra. In January, Toyota of Cool Springs Tennessee appended $25,000 to the $55,250 MSRP of a Launch Edition Supra. In March, Larry H Miller Toyota in Colorado Springs wanted $50,000 over MSRP for a regular, series-production Supra, and tried to make that look like a bargain by saying the first-ever Supra sold for "more than $2,000,000 over MSRP at an auction." Last week, Jerry's Toyota in Baltimore combined those approaches, posting a Launch Edition Supra for the "Internet Price" of $100,000. The Nocturnal Black sports car is one of 1,500 Launch edition models, all of which come with special bits like red mirror caps, matte-black wheels, and a carbon fiber plaque on the dash. Other than the red leather interior, which isn't available on the standard car, there's nothing bolted on that couldn't be added to a series Supra for a lot less than $50,000. As a touch of garnish for those thirsty for a Supra, the small print informed all that the $100,000 "excludes taxes, tags, and $300 dealer processing charge." There are no check-swings at Jerry's. It didn't take long for the listing to make the fiber optic rounds, because the Internet. The dealership removed the page, but a screenshot for the listing will live forever, because Internet. Now that the figures are getting wide press, dealers might stick to phone calls only to discuss pricing. The SupraMkV forum has a thread specifically for comparing markups and finding dealers selling at MSRP. One post says, "I think this is a record: West Covina Toyota: $120,000," but there's no link and the dealer doesn't have a listing online. There's no reason to think that will forever be the limit, either. In another SupraMkV thread, a poster uploaded phone screenshots of a conversation with dealer supposedly in the San Francisco area. The salesman wrote of the Launch Edition ADM, "[We] are only getting one a year and it's whoever pays us the most will get the car." If you've heard about rents in San Francisco, you'll know that means someone could throw a lot of money at the Supra. Our dealer ADM creativity award still goes to Dodge dealers for the Challenger Demon. Dodge set the mousetrap by prioritizing allocation to dealers that signed notarized promises to sell the 808-horsepower dragster at or below MSRP. So what did the enterprising mice do? They auctioned build slots on eBay, then sold the car to the winning bidder at MSRP. Coincidentally, around $100,000 is what the Supra's chief engineer said the carmaker would need to charge if Toyota had gone it alone and developed its own chassis and inline-six cylinder. For anyone wanting a Supra for a little less, patience and the SupraMkV forum are your best bets.
Two magazines put two 2020 Toyota Supras on two dynos in two parts of the country on two different days. Both magazines came to the same result: Toyota underrated the power figures of the particular Supras being tested. In May, Car and Driver strapped a Supra to an all-wheel drive Dynojet dynamometer in Livernois, Michigan. CD's figures came to 339 horsepower and 427 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. After that, Motor Trend strapped a Supra to a Mustang eddy-current chassis dynamometer in Torrance, California. MT's weather-corrected numbers came to 332 hp and 387 lb-ft.
Toyota's official numbers for the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six cylinder sourced from BMW are 335 hp and 365 lb-ft, measured at the crank. Using the hoary conventional wisdom of driveline and hydraulic losses causing 15 percent of power to evaporate before reaching the wheels, we'd expect the Supra's power at the contact patch to be around 285 hp and 310 lb-ft. Even updating that parasitic loss figure to 10 percent for a modern drivetrain, we're still at around 300 hp and 328 lb-ft.
Fujifilm's upcoming mirrorless camera the X-T100 is expected to be announced soon, but it seems that leaks ahead of the announcement have pretty much given everything away. In fact the latest sighting on camera retailer Adorama's website has revealed the potential price of the upcoming camera.
According to the listing (which has since been removed), it seems that the camera could be priced anywhere between $550 to $600 for the body only. This means that you will need to purchase the lens separately, or if you're already a Fujifilm user with a collection of X-series lenses, then you can just buy the camera body only.
Will they? Won't they? That is the question that some gamers are trying to figure out because according to the rumors, Diablo 3 for the Nintendo Switch is in the works. However Blizzard seemed to have dashed the hopes of many when they said they had nothing to announce regarding Diablo on the Switch.
Despite the somewhat official stance, the rumors have persisted and now according to a listing on retailer Coolshop which is based in the UK, Diablo 3 for the Nintendo Switch has been spotted yet again. Now it is possible that Coolshop is simply listing the game based on the rumors and is trying to get ahead of the competition.
If the rumors are true, Fujifilm is expected to officially announce the Fujifilm X-H1 mirrorless camera in the next couple of days. We have been hearing about the camera in a steady stream of leaks, with the most recent revealing the possible design of it. However none of this is official yet so there was always the off-chance that it could all be one massive hoax.
However it looks like the rumors have since been corroborated by Amazon, who for a very brief moment actually listed the camera on its website. This was spotted by the folks at Fuji Rumors who were quick enough to snag some screenshots before the page was taken down. The listings were for the X-H1 (body only), the X-H1 with grip, and also the vertical grip accessory for the camera.
Is it the beginning of the end for the Fujifilm X100T? The camera has been listed as discontinued on B&H Photo's website. This isn't the first time we've seen this camera show up on an online retailer's website as discontinued; Digital Rev showed it out of stock back in September 2016, though it currently lists one version the camera as 'in stock.'
The B&H Photo listing shows only the black version of the X100T as discontinued, while the silver version is still available. In contrast, Digital Rev shows the black version as currently available and the silver version as unavailable. Adorama still lists both the black and silver versions available for a discounted $1,099.99.