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Toyota Supra, Coupe
Apr 02, 2005 (9:42 pm)
the last year they sold the Supra in the U.S., the list price for the base model with the NA motor was about $33K.
Even the twin turbo was only $42K, or something like that.
Now in 1995 the twin turbo reached $50K sticker, and Toyota realized it had gone too far. It promptly gave all the existing owners the shaft (bye bye resale value!) by lowering the price $10K for the following model year.
They could easily do a car that would outrun everything but the Corvette for less than $40K, using many existing components of the new Lexus cars. Which is not to say that they will do so.
#41 of 299 MKIII Supra
Apr 07, 2005 (9:51 am)
Hi, I know this isnt about the car you guys are talking about, but...
Does anyone know how much HP a stock 87 MKIII non-turbo Supra has?
Also, how much does a twin-turbo 95 MKIIII Supra engine have? I plan on swaping one into my 87 Supra sometime... and knowing the numbers helps
Apr 07, 2005 (2:10 pm)
NA '87 Supra was 200 hp even. That was a notably heavy car that didn't increase in speed much beyond its 161 hp 1985 predecessor. The TT Supra from the mid-90s, I forget, 300 hp? I think that's about right. It doesn't sound like a whole ton now, but a decade ago that was a lot of power. And of course, this is an engine renowned for being able to handle enormous boosts in power without having to strengthen the bottom end.
#43 of 299 nippononly
Apr 07, 2005 (2:18 pm)
Actually, the TT-Supra from the mid-90's was at 320hp (stock). I think the turbo 300ZX was at 300hp.
Apr 10, 2005 (1:53 pm)
But is the Supra still sold anywhere in the world under the design we had until '98 or it was just killed to reappear sometime in 2007? If it's still available, could someone tell me where because I'm curious to know in what country people can still get some!
Apr 10, 2005 (8:40 pm)
get them for many years in Japan after they left the States. I think they quit making them a couple of years ago? Maybe three? I lose track of time!
#46 of 299 again why?
Apr 11, 2005 (4:22 pm)
In theory if you did buy a supra from japan and brought it to the US you would face these problems:
A) have to undergo strict power-robbing emissions check.
B) the insurance on the car would be 1/4 the price of the car every month. and
C) I seriously doubt that the japanese kept the TT package on for SEVEN years after being removed from the US market. especially when the japanese roads are about the width of a US sidewalk and the supra was about 30 feet wide.
my guess is that 6 months after being pulled from the US market the production of supras ceased altogether.
And besides it'd be a righty-drive on the RIGHT side of the road, a feat far easier said than done.
Apr 11, 2005 (8:49 pm)
no no, karl, there was a JDM version of the car, left drive and all! And they did a minor revamp for '99, which is when they quit exporting it to the U.S. That car got built through the '03 MY, I think, but as I said, time goes by so fast, my recollection is fuzzy as to exact dates...
Apr 20, 2005 (1:23 pm)
Anyway I wonder if Toyota would still build the next Supra with the next Lexus IS platform (the current one is from the Supra from what I heard). If they did, it'd become useless since Lexus plans an IS coupe! And Toyota said the ES was going to be the last car based on a Toyota (except from JX, GX and RX) so I really wonder if Toyota would really want to build an all new platform for ONE car. The next Supra's certainly not going to be FWD and share components with Camry or Avalon!
#49 of 299 Re: 2007 [lexi4life]
Apr 20, 2005 (2:58 pm)
umm... Infiniti G35 Coupe and Nissan 350Z co-exist quite peacefully and both serve their markets well.
Not sure why they couldn't do a IS Coupe and Supra.