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Toyota Supra

Toyota Supra Turbo

new Supra bowed just as the for high-buck Japanese sports collapsed. Sales dragged at per year, making it almost as as some European exotics. Low wasn’t all the Supra Turbo had in with a Ferrari, though. It performed like one.

an upgraded Celica sporty the Toyota Supra became its own model when Celica front-wheel drive for 1986. comfortably into the role of a 2+2 GT, that version lasted 1992. For ’93, Supra was as a costlier, more powerful 2+2 Styling, done in Japan, was and more aggressive, with to the Ferrari F40 in the grille opening and intakes (they did not duct to the It even had a big basket-handle spoiler, a Turbo option said to 66 lbs of downforce at 90 mph.

Although still a sizable car, the new Supra was smaller its predecessor, with 1.8 inches wheelbase and 4.2 inches less length. To save weight, rejected such items as exhaust tips and even hollow-fiber carpeting. Supra a shortened, modified Lexus platform and shared the luxury engine. Here it had 220 hp in base and 320 in the Turbo, which used one for low-rpm boost, kicked in a above 4,500 rpm, and ran both to make an impressive hp per

liter. The cabin was austere for the and the rear seats were parcel bins, but everything was in place: dual air bags, control, and a removable aluminum panel.

Using two turbochargers in sequence, twincam inline-six pumps 320 hp to rear wheels. The quick-shifting manual is preferred by sporting over the four-speed automatic, but either, the excellent suspension and ABS disc brakes make for control in most any maneuver.

A flick of the wrist shifted the six-speed, and the well-sorted suspension and ABS disc brakes kept the car even in the wildest maneuvers, only a harsh bad-pavement dimming the picture. The Turbo comparison to the world’s best. Car and chose it over the Mazda Nissan 300ZX Turbo, and 968. Road Track in ’93 pit it against the $189,500 512TR and $99,000 Porsche 911 The Toyota was a blink slower to 60 mph but in corners, faster through the and stopped shorter from 60

Suspend your preconceptions, the legends, erase the tallies of race wins, said the who judged the Turbo Supra an in all but one vital intangible. Call it the courage to express his work said RT . which found in Supra’s styling. But if launching and sustaining — an expensive sports car in a hostile market courage, then what is?

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