Turbo models featured the 7M-GTE twin-cam inline 6 paired with an in-house turbo and air-to-air intercooler. The A70 Supra Turbo was the fastest production Japanese car on the market when it came out in 1987 – a feat that remained until 1989 when Acura debuted the NSX
Desirable slick-top models (non-Targa) are slightly stiffer and less prone to squeaks and leaks
7M-GTE engine was not only Toyota’s first distributor-less engine, but it was the first mass-produced distributor-less engine in the U.S. The cylinders share 3 coil packs (mounted on the cam covers) and utilize a cam position sensor driven by the exhaust cam
The 7M-GTE featured Toyota’s new “Acoustic Control Induction System” (ACIS) technology, which regulated air compression pulses within the intake runners to increase low RPM power. The effect is similar to that of a variable-length intake manifold
Turbo models get a standard sport package that includes a limited-slip differential, ABS, and Toyota’s Electronically Modulated Suspension (TEMS). This system controls ride stiffness by electronically adjusting the valving in the gas-filled shocks based on the driver’s input (selecting between “normal” or “sport” on the dash)
Key Model Year Changes:
First major update for the MKIII Supra. Updated front end, new tail lights/spoiler, mirrors, moldings, etc
First year of the torque boost to 254 lb ft thanks to a redesigned wastegate actuator, new feed location, and a re-mapped ECU (previously 246 lb ft)
Final year of non-airbag steering wheel
Final year of 6500 RPM redline. The following year (1990) drops to 6,250 RPM due to a new counter-balanced crankshaft (heavier)
Rear differential is now 3.73:1 (vs the old 3.91:1)
Ride height is lowered 1/2″
Extra bracing is added to the rear subframe
New instrument cluster
2 rear speakers added
Headlight washers can no longer be ordered
Updated climate control system
… and more (too many changes to list)
51k original miles
Rare Mahogany Pearl (one year only color, code 4J7)
No damage history
All original paperwork on hand
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
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