Unfortunately there hasn’t been much news lately on the Toyota «Supra» FT-1 Project, however there have been some active Toyota Supra Mark IV’s on the road. This specific one was out testing the new tire setup on their Toyota Supra when we encountered a Ferrari 458 Italia in the wild! Fortunately for the aftermarket HP of the Toyota Supra, keeping up with the Ferrari wasn’t an issue.
For those who don’t know much about the Toyota Supra Mark IV here is a little recap on it;
The Toyota Supra was a sports car/grand tourer produced by Toyota Motor Corporation from 1978 to 2002. The styling of the Toyota Supra was derived from the Toyota Celica, but it was both longer and wider. Starting in mid-1986, the Supra (in its third generation, Mark III) became a separate model from the Celica. In turn, Toyota also stopped using the prefix Celica and began just calling the car Supra.
Owing to the similarity and past of the Celica’s name, it is frequently mistaken for the Supra, and vice versa. First, second, and third generation Supras were assembled at Tahara plant in Tahara, Aichi while the MKIV Supra was assembled at the Motomachi plant in Toyota City. — Wikipedia
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It’s priced out of the range of the YouTube-obsessed teens that dream about them, and most banks won’t give $30k loans to 20-somethings with no credit to finance a 20 year old Toyota with 120,000 miles. In this case, the only ones who buy the Supra are older people that want it as a nostalgia piece — something that they can recall from their childhood as being particularly cool.
However, as other cars, such as the Nissan GT-R, Chevrolet Corvette, and Porsche 911 become more attainable to this affluent owner base, their prized Toyota Supras are being sold off in large quantities, but with higher premiums and more expensive modifications.
In the ’50s, Japan’s infrastructure and economy was in a slow recovery after the Second World War. Their automobile manufacturing industry produced a vast selection of cars, but they were about as reliable as a Ugandan bus route.
Flash forward 50 years later, and the largest manufacturer of cars in Japan — Toyota — has rewritten the rules concerning reliability and engineering. What they accomplished in the ’90s was absolutely beyond belief.