The Toyota Supra
The Toyota Supra was introduced in the year 1979. It was based on the design of the popular Celica liftback model.
However, it was longer and wider and came with a totally different engine. The Toyota Supra came with a 2.6-liter inline-6 engine equipped with fuel injection, 4-wheel disc brakes and 4-wheel-independent suspension. Motorists had a choice between manual and automatic transmission.
During 1980, the Supra underwent very little change. But in 1981, changes and improvements were made in the engine, transmission and suspension departments. The Supra was fitted with a more powerful engine (a 2.8-liter single overhead cam engine) and a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The Toyota Supra was completely redesigned in 1982. The engine was upgraded and it was available in L-type and Performance models. Minor changes took place in 1984. The engines of manual transmission-equipped Supras were slightly modified in that year.
Before 1986, the Supra had been part of the Toyota Celica range. This came to an end in that year and major changes took place with the Supra. It now came with a more powerful 3.0 liter DOHC engine. One year later, in 1987, a turbocharged model was added to the line.
From 1988 to 1992, there was very little change in the Supra. But in 1993, radical changes took place. The Supra was now available in Turbo and non-Turbo guise. Toyota's aim was to drastically improve the Supra's level of performance. Many changes were made so as to reduce the car's weight and therefore increase performance.
In 1996, the Turbo model's six-speed manual transmission was dropped from the line. But in 1997, it returned to the Supra line.
In 1998, as a result of emission regulations, turbocharged models were no longer available in California-emission states.
For the 1999 model year, Supra ceased production.
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