Monday, February 14, 2011

1993 Toyota Supra Turbo

It is so nice to see this car in this condition.

The twin turbo Supra was a supercar wearing a Toyota badge. 60 MPH came in 5 seconds (some sources say 4.9). That number is in the Ferrari 512TR and Porsche 911 Turbo neighborhood. It handled and braked as well or better than both those cars.

The turbos on the Supra's 3.0 liter I6 are sequential. The first turbo reduces turbo lag and provides some low end grunt at about 1800 RPM, while the second turbo, which kicks in at about 4000 RPM, provides the final "holy sh*t, this car is fast" thrust.

This is a one owner car. The owner / seller says it has been dealer maintained. The only modification to it are a set of really good looking SSR wheels.

I like this car a lot. Red (a very nice red) looks great on it. The lack of the optional (standard in 1997) basket handle spoiler makes it look sleek and gives it less of a boy racer look. (The spoiler is said to have provided 66 lbs of downforce at 90 MPH, though.) It has just 80,000 miles on it.

This car is being offered at $19,900.00, which I feel is reasonable, given its condition.

Located in Henderson, NV, click here to see the eBay listing.

4 comments:

kashgar216 said...

I don't think I've ever seen one without a spoiler.

JT said...

Nice to see someone not trying to ask insane prices for one of these. The Fast and the Furious crowd created a giant pricing bubble on these cars that usually continues to this day.

For less than half the price though, I'd probably try to find a nice 300ZX Turbo or Gen 3 RX-7 to fulfill my 90's Japanese turbo halo car needs.

Anonymous said...

Lovely car! It's a real shame that its an automatic :(

Enmotors said...

Odd thing about the Supra is that it is only one of two vehicles that were mass marketed in the past two decades and bucked the normal vehicle depreciation curve, as they have always retained their values. The other would be the Defender 90.

The fastest I have ever driven on open roads was back in 1993 coming back from Des Moines to Chicago on I80 in a brand new Supra Twin Turbo. We’ll leave out how fast. Wish it was mine, but it was sold to one of my customer’s. The elderly gentleman that purchased it just made me laugh. He traded in a couple year old 300zx TT with only a few thousand miles. He got in the Supra on a test drive and proceed to “spin it around the block” in 3rd gear doing about 25 MPH. All he could say was “wow this car has power” that car most likely never saw 65 MPH again until he sold it.