- This was the first Toyota vehicle that was fully developed at the Nurburgring, as Toyota thought dominating the racetracks in Japan “weren’t enough”. Toyota’s Chief test driver Naruse said “Japanese circuits only reveal one-tenth of a car’s performance, but the Nürburgring uncovers 100 percent of a car’s capabilities. When it is brought to Europe, the Supra will demonstrate just how good it is.”
- The strength of the Supra’s legendary 2JZ engine was somewhat unintentional. Toyota chief engineer Tetsuya Tada admitted in an interview that “its ability to handle four-figure horsepower was more an accidental byproduct of trying to make it reliable than by design.”
Understand that when the 2JZ was engineered in the late 80’s, manufacturers were limited to crude engineering software and tooling – there was a lot more guesswork required. So when it came time to build performance engines, car makers had no choice but to play it safe – “if uncertain, add strength!”. This is why the 90’s produced bulletproof blocks like the 2JZ and Mitsubishi’s 4G63
- Today, modern computer technology allows manufacturers to build parts with just the right amount of strength (no more “overbuilding” a part). This is why you’ll never see a modern car with a 300hp engine featuring a closed deck iron block, forged crank, piston oil squirters, and a beefy structural oil pan – all of which you’ll find in the 320hp 2JZ
- Final year of the MKIV Supra in the U.S.
- A new 3 spoke steering wheel replaced the previous 4 spoke wheel
- Head unit is redesigned
- Quick Silver Paint (1B9) was introduced as a one year only color in the U.S.
- 45k original miles
- Factory black on black
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
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