TOYOTA Supra Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 2
First production year: 1993
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
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The 2019 Toyota Supra was one of the most awaited sports cars of the year. It wasn't only the glorious history of the car, but also because it had a BMW engine in it.

The 2019 Supra was the fifth-generation of the famous Japanese sports car that evolved from another famous Toyota: the Celica. The first generation was named Celica Supra. Over time, the two models evolved in different ways. The Celica went for the rally and the Supra went for street and track use. The fourth-generation featured a famous engine, code 2JZ, which was loved by the tuners community and was modified to obtain over 1000 hp. But that was a time when the CO2 emissions were not measured and counted.

In 2019, the fifth-generation Supra was unveiled as a coupe-only model. Its predecessor had a targa version but that was not the case anymore. The Supra featured a very aggressive design with a sharp nose and headlights. The manufacturer said that no line was traced without an aerodynamic study and everything on the car was functional. All the vents and fins were installed to work.

Inside, there were many parts and units that showed a link with the BMW. The infotainment system was a carry-over from the German car-maker, but with different software installed.

For the technical part, both cars used the same inline-six, twin-turbo BMW engine mated to the same 8-speed automatic transmission. In the rear, the limited-slip differential was a standard fit for the Supra.

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The fourth generation of the Supra was the one that transformed the sporty coupe built by Toyota into a cult car and launched it onto the silver screen.

At the beginning of the '90s, the world was boiling. More people started to ask for higher performance but still reasonably-priced vehicles. Apart from the rally-specced Celica, Toyota also offered the Supra IV, which entered the competition against Porsche 968, Nissan 300ZX Turbo, or the Corvette LT1, to name just a few.

Designed in the traditional way of a GT, with a long hood and swept-back rear end, the Supra IV impressed with its low stance and big headlights covered under a clear lens. Its lower grille, placed in the apron, was the one that ensured the cooling, while the side scoops were for the front rotors. On the turbocharged version, the carmaker added an air intake on the hood for selected markets. In front of the rear wheels, Toyota placed an additional set of air-intakes, while at the back, a huge wing adorned the tailgate. The car's muscular look transformed it into an evergreen in the automotive industry. It never looked old.

The interior was good enough for two people on the front bucket seats with high-bolstered areas. There was a bench in the back, but the tiny room left there was hardly enough for adult-sized occupants. Unusually, the instrument cluster featured a wide tachometer in the middle, while the speedometer flanked its right. The fuel gauge took most of the left dial, while the temperature was shown in a smaller area. With its dashboard wrapped around the left seat, there was no mistake that it was a driver's car. Yet, Toyota offered it with a standard airbag for the right passenger.

Under the hood, the carmaker dropped the famous 2JZ inline-six engine, either naturally aspirated or twin-turbocharged. Toyota paired the former to a five-speed manual while mated the latter to a six-speed row-your-own gearbox. A four-speed automatic transmission was on the options list for both powerplants.

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