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View Poll Results: Toyota Supra Mark IV Turbo
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Toyota Supra Mark IV Turbo

Today we have one Japanese sports car. One that still turns heads to this day.

Engine: Twin Turbo Inline-6
Displacement: 2.997 liter
Power: 320 bhp @ 5,800 rpm
Torque: 315 lb·ft @ 4,000 rpm
Weight: 1,565 kg (3,450 lbs)
Configuration: Front engine, RWD
0 - 60 mph: 5 seconds
0 - 100 mph: 11.8 seconds
Top speed: 155 mph (249.4 km/h)
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Toyota ....ooooo nooooooo
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Looks better with the snow
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Re: Toyota Supra Mark IV Turbo

My mate has one of these at 350+BHP - its quite simply the most terrifying thing I have ever been in......I think its pretty cool..
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Re: Toyota Supra Mark IV Turbo

For its performance its cool but it is an ugly munter. And really heavy too. Uncool for me, although still a great car and fantastic bangs for your buck.
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Re: Toyota Supra Mark IV Turbo

i love these. not to everyones taste but i like em. not sub zero though, just cool.
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Re: Toyota Supra Mark IV Turbo

Here in Oz, they're mostly driven by tools. Fast as they may be...seriously uncool.

Although some of those pics remind me of the first ever Need for Speed game. It was cool back then before the drifting barry types got their hands on them.
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Although some of those pics remind me of the first ever Need for Speed game. It was cool back then before the drifting barry types got their hands on them.
Need For Speed was even a good game back then before it was changed to suit Drifting Barry. I think the first and fourth images from this thread might have been in the Supra showcase in Need For Speed. The Supra was one of the better cars in that game, limited mainly by running out of gears hence having a low top speed.

I think these cars could scrape into 'cool' providing they're not turned into boy racer specials. Admittedly the chances of seeing one of these without a hideous bodykit etc are very low.
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Re: Toyota Supra Mark IV Turbo

Its not cool.

They seem to be driven mostly by men who are having their mid life crisis.


I do like it for its combination of reliability and performance though, but certainly not for its image.
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Re: Toyota Supra Mark IV Turbo

The one in the photos doesn't have the big bonnet scoop that the Ferrari 550 seemed to ape?

I prefer the Mk3, the one before it.

The Mk3 may have an unfortunate image, but it's non-interference and is easily tweaked with an exhaust mod to liberate almost another 100hp.
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Okay car.

But again, it's a Toyota, so can never ever be cool.
 
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Nah
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Re: Toyota Supra Mark IV Turbo

One of these is in my dream garage (1000 bhp Jap special)

along with a 300ZX
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Not for me, uncool.
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Need For Speed was even a good game back then before it was changed to suit Drifting Barry. I think the first and fourth images from this thread might have been in the Supra showcase in Need For Speed. The Supra was one of the better cars in that game, limited mainly by running out of gears hence having a low top speed.

I think these cars could scrape into 'cool' providing they're not turned into boy racer specials. Admittedly the chances of seeing one of these without a hideous bodykit etc are very low.
Yes, I think the top two images were used in that game. I had it, and it's still one of the games I remember the most about. The Supra was awesome in the twisty roads. I remember beating Diablos with it in the Mountain route.
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Re: Toyota Supra Mark IV Turbo

I am a little bias on this one.

I owned an RZ version in white with the Veilside kit. It didn't come cheap though and took me almost a year to find one i liked. SZ versions are readily available though, and the GZ is very rare indeed but require decent summers to fully exploit.

If i had to rate this car out of ten it would only get a 5; though for me it is still sub zero. The reason i can't give it more than that is due to the fact that if you get a good RZ Supra you will only be in it half the time as a normal car. If the road is wet, icy, snowy, or even mildly damp then its probably best to take something else or drive it very slowly everywhere. And that's another problem. Just about all of them are auto's and the lack of a clutch can make control significantly harder. Especially in the above conditions. I had prompted for one that had been modified slightly too. It was kicking out 450BHP although i was told at the time that 600 was easily achievable with just a little tuning. I'm very glad i didn't do it.

Roundabouts become your worst enemy in these cars. Even in the dry, with no clutch to aid you, you can so easily just light up the rears tyres and point towards the way you have just been. And in the wet it almost becomes a guarantee. That's why you wont see these cars using all their power on our roads. While the EVO's and Impreza's scorch up the road, the Supra's will always be laggin behind, the driver constantly aware that if he so much as sneezes he could be in real trouble.

I didn't keep mine very long and i would not be tempted to buy another one even though i do miss it at times. The straight six does make a lovely noise, the interior is very nice - again, on a good one - with more dials and readouts than the Enterprise, but with so few days with perfect driving conditions it doesn't really make sense. I guess that's why most are bought for the purpose of being showcars and projects for people rather than a mode of regular transport.

Of course, you could always go with the SZ or GZ versions but why only buy half the true example? I for one would always be wanting that little extra something that the RZ gives you. Even if you daren't use it.

A true sports car IMO that will live on for years to come.

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Yes, I think the top two images were used in that game. I had it, and it's still one of the games I remember the most about. The Supra was awesome in the twisty roads. I remember beating Diablos with it in the Mountain route.
I remember spending ages trying to win each stage of the mountain route in the lousy Honda NSX - in the Supra it was too easy!
It's a pity they couldn't have coded that game better so it still ran on modern computers. Even back in the day it was fussy and sometimes unstable.

I went to a boy racer track day once and there were two Supras of the model under discussion - attached picture of the yellow one has my car parked two spaces to its left.
The two Supras were duelling it out all day and passing everybody else like they were standing still, but they looked a bit ricey.
Because I have an unhealthy interest in the '80s, my favourite Supra is the early-mid '80s Celica Supra (see photo).

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Re: Toyota Supra Mark IV Turbo

This car would only be slightly cool if you left it in the freezer for a whole week......
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0-60 5 seconds????????????? off a cliff maybe

about as cool as VD, even worse if the maxpower brigade had been anywhere near it with a veilside kit
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0-60 5 seconds????????????? off a cliff maybe
Figures seem to vary but 5 or sub 5 is believable if the tyres are sticky enough
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Uncool. Just too boy racer and too Toyota.

However, I noted that pic posted of the mint older black one and thought that now looked fairly cool.
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600bhp or 700 depending on how good of a mapper you have. On a standard engine with a nice single tubro laggy ******* of a turbo And a straight six engine noice. In black with a set of works wheels and a few TRD of bits mint

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Roundabouts become your worst enemy in these cars. Even in the dry, with no clutch to aid you, you can so easily just light up the rears tyres and point towards the way you have just been. And in the wet it almost becomes a guarantee. That's why you wont see these cars using all their power on our roads. While the EVO's and Impreza's scorch up the road, the Supra's will always be laggin behind, the driver constantly aware that if he so much as sneezes he could be in real trouble.A true sports car IMO that will live on for years to come.
Sounds familiar; I've got an RX-7 which is just fantastic in the dry, but in the wet I'm on tiptoes. Any hot hatch could easily get past me as I try to feather my way through the turbo transition points
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Sounds familiar; I've got an RX-7 which is just fantastic in the dry, but in the wet I'm on tiptoes. Any hot hatch could easily get past me as I try to feather my way through the turbo transition points
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