The Toyota Supra is a legendary sports car which has appeared in action movies such as The Fast and the Furious, as well as racing video games such as Gran Turismo. Toyota, the manufacture of the Supra, produced the car between nineteen seventy nine and two thousand and two. Initially the Supra was the Celica Supra, a larger derivative of the Toyota Celica. In nineteen eighty six, seven years into its production, the Supra broke away from the Celica to become its very own model, simply the “Toyota Supra”.
The styling of the Supra is obviously derived from the Celica, and also the older 2000GT which was produced in the late sixties. The front engined Supra had its own logo which has changed over the years. Initially the logo was similar to that of the Celica, but now it’s very sporty, aggressive, and distinctive, mirroring the characteristics of the car. There have been numerous rumours over recent years regarding the possible revival of the Supra with the introduction of a Mark V. Many online and printed publications stated the car would be released in two thousand and eight, but Toyota said this was untrue.
The last generation before the car was discontinued in two thousand and two was the Supra MK 4. Full production of the MK 4 began in nineteen ninety three, with the car being much more refined compared to the previous generations, and of greater performance. The body of the car was much more rounded than previous variations, and the engines were changed. The Japan based model had an engine which was capable of an output of over two hundred and seventy break horse power. This Japanese model could also reach zero to sixty miles per hour in the mid four seconds.