In 1981 another Celica S U P R A was released. It was DOHC this time around, and had independent rear suspension, but was still basically a Celica.
By 1986 the first true S U P R A was born. No longer just a “sporty” Celica, this S U P R A was designed to stand on its own. Toyota went all out with its new Flagship. It sported a new engine design (the 7M-GTE) built around a 3 liter inline 6 cylinder engine and—get this—a TURBO and INTERCOOLER!! This packed 230 bhp @ 5600 rpm. Impressive stuff in ‘86. Sadly, Toyota released the car in America WITHOUT the turbo and intercooler, which dropped output to 200 bhp. And the car wasn't light at over 3400 lbs. Critics panned the styling as generic and overly conservative (looking eerily like a Porsche 944 knockoff). But again, it made strides of p...
A hennessey viper? Is that what I just boosted past?
Beginning life in 1981, the Supra was born as the Celica Supra: a high performance and sportier derivative of Toyota's Celica liftback. It contined to share the Celica name until 1986.5, when the name split and Supra became a car of it's own.
Along with cosmetic re-designing and a new chassis, the 1986 Supra was equiped with Toyota's 7mge engine, producing about 200hp. But in 1987, the Supra turbo hit the streets, with Toyota's 230hp 7mgte. Options available were TEMS suspension system, a limited slip differential and headlight washers. Also available was a sunroof option or removable targa top.
1989 saw the arrival of the Supra GT, with the twin turbo 1ggte engine, however lower hp ratings due to a smaller displacement.
May 1993 was the date of Toyota's newly re-designed Supra, combining power and luxury. Early models were equiped with 1jzge or 1jzgte engines, but it was the 2jz that imortalized Supra's title as the most powerful stock import sports cars to ever be sold in the US. At 320 hp, it's top speed was governed at 155 mhp...however earlier track tests prior to it's release had the Supra running at speeds excess of 180 mhp.
1998 was the last year for the Supra in the US, due to the increasing demand for SUVs instead of sports cars.
Supra belongs to the high end group of japanese sports cars, such as the Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi 3000GT...
2) Arabic slang term for a man's penis.
This embarrasing coincidencd forced Toyota to market the Supra in arab nations as the Toyota "S"
"My ex-boyfriend has a small Supra."