Toyota Supra

Toyota Supra

Posted on by Bryan 34

Toyota must have realized that their cars were pretty boring, so the Japanese company is set to release a few hybrid sports cars. There will be two coming with names that should sound pretty familiar to car lovers. The first will be the MR2 and the second will be the fabulous Supra .

The MR2 should be here around 2013 and it will feature a hybrid 1.5-liter petrol engine. The car was originally going to get a V6 hybrid, but after the strong sales of the Honda CR-Z , Toyota has decided a four pot was the better option.

The Supra was thought to be dead, but the strong sales of hybrid cars have brought it back again. The new Supra will be powered by a V6 hybrid motor, similar to the FT-HS concept on which the car is based. Of course this is not exactly a new piece of news considering we caught wind of this vision back in 2008 , but now it seems that the vision has progressed to a full blown project in the new Supra.

Hit the jump for the full story including what may be interesting competition for the MR2 and Supra.

Source: Autocar

We promise not to make any Toyota jokes with this new video because, ironically enough, this is one of those times where its increased acceleration becomes a great thing.

This Toyota Supra , which was built by Boost Logic and fully tuned by Tuning Concepts, ran at such staggering speeds at the recently-concluded TX2K10 National Supra Meet we still couldn’t believe that it blasted off in speeds that even a Nissan GT-R and a Corvette ZR1 couldn’t match.

The Supra registered a quarter-mile run in just 7.59 seconds at a recorded speed of 190 mph. For comparisons sake, GT-R posted a same-distance time of 11.6 seconds at over 120 mph while the ZR1 clocks in at 11.3 seconds at 131 mph. That’s a difference of about four seconds in time, which, in the fast paced world of sports car tuning, is an astoundingly huge margin.

For all the times that we’ve made jokes at Toyota’s expense regarding the current crisis they’re in these days, it’s refreshing to see a Toyota put its acceleration to good use.

Source: YouTube

In the land of Hollywood comes another car crash with yet another inattentive driver behind the wheel thinking that just because he’s got a high-powered sports car, it gives him free reign to exercise his need for speed.

A fourth-generation Toyota Supra lost control in Southern California after the driver of the car somehow veered away from the road and launched itself into a sidewalk where it smashed front-first onto a pole before nestling snugly on a patch of grass.

There’s not much else we know about the crash except that the damage to the Supra wasn’t as bad as it should have been, which is great news considering steel poles aren’t exactly the cushiest things to hit your car on.

Source: Motive Mag
Posted on by Terence 3

Thanks to the wonderful world of Super Street, by way of our friends at Speed Hunters, we bring you yet another gem hidden amongst mountains of blinding white salt that shows up at Bonneville’s Speed Week straight from the dry lakebed. The bright yellow Toyota Supra Toyota Supra turbo that you see before you is none other than the JUN Auto Akira Supra. According to the manufacturer’s website this is an “Ultra high speed specification JZA80 Supra” and it was built to compete in only one place in the world the dried up lakebeds of Utah, an entire ocean away from the Auto Mechanic shop where it was being built in Japan.

JUN AKIRA Boneville Supra

The JUN Akira Supra first arrived at the dry lake bed in August of 2001 to compete in the National Speed Trials, the Supra challenged the current record and walked away as the fastest Toyota vehicle ever with a top speed of 249.292 MPH and an average recorded time 240.192 MPH thanks to its unique streamlining bodywork and a 3.2 Liter 2JZGTE with two TRUST T78 turbochargers bolted to the side pumping enough air to make almost 1200 HP, but underneath all that racecar specification equipment is a Toyota Supra Twin Turbo that you could buy new from any dealership, boy 1996 was a good year.

Continued after the jump.

Source: Speedhunters
Posted on by Terence 5

Last week we brought you an innovative creation from the Japanese tuner and infamous speed junkie Mr. Kazuhiko Nagata. However you may know him better as Smokey due to his affinity for rapid fire chain smoking before conducting one of his highly publicized top speed runs in any of his signature gold colored Top Secret tuner cars. When Mr. Nagata chose to make his own replacement for the defunct Skyline GT-R , Nissan took notice and it is apparent just by looking at the Top Secret GT-R and the one you can buy in a dealership. Never one to rest on his laurels, Smokey decided that if putting a V8 in a GT-R was a bold move, then a V12 powered Toyota Supra would just be insane, and he was right.

Top Secret V12 Supra

In order to make the best you must first start with the best. So aside from the entirely redesigned aerodynamic front end this particular fifth generation gold Supra has the heart of a late model Toyota Century luxury limousine, a car that rivals the ultra luxurious Mercedes Mercedes Benz S Class and is placed even above the automaker’s Lexus luxury brand. Smokey’s intention was to create one of the most extreme cars ever made by his tuning shop. The body kit that you are looking at on this very unique Toyota Toyota Supra is called "Final Evolution," and was a hint at what the Japanese design team at Toyota needed to create what we now know as the LF-L.

Continued with video after the jump.

Source: Speedhunters

Toyota is preparing a hybrid successor for the Supra sportscar. A first concept version will be revealed in October at the Tokyo Motor Show, with the production version to follow in 2011. The design will be inspired by the FT-HS Hybrid Sports car which debuted back in 2007.

The engine will most probably be the Lexus 450H’s 3.5l V6 and we now know that it will be coupled with the current Toyota Crown hybrid system delivering a total of 400hp to the rear wheels.

Source: 7tune
Posted on by Panait 7

The Toyota Supra represents a legend in the world of sports cars and tuning. The car you see in the photos is a living proof of how you can customize a legendary vehicle, making it compete with present sports cars and not spending too much.

Extreme tuning: 640 hp Toyota Supra

The wide-body kit of the car was created by Totota SARD team and has been tested in order resists at very high speeds. We say high speeds because the engine of the car is capable to develop 640 hp thanks to a HKS mono-turbo kit which pushes the car from 0-100 km/h in less than 6 seconds and offers a top speed of 250+ km/h. The 19” alloy wheels together with the new suspension kit also improve the stability of the car and help the driver to focus on the road. More images available after the jump!

You knew already that the Supra will come back! But what if the future version will be powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine with an output of 350 hp, and a twin-turbo version with 400 hp? According to Best Car magazine this will indeed happen!

2010 Toyota Supra renderings

The 2010 Supra will take design elements from current models, like Camry, but also from the FT-HS concept car that made its debut last year at the Detroit Auto Show. The headlights seem too ambiguously shaped for Toyota’s top tier sports car, but there are some interesting details like the double bubble canopy (reminiscent of the FD RX-7) and front end air ducts and rear fender/hip lines that seem an homage to the last generation Supra.

We just hope Toyota will actually build it! And with the future 370Z announced there will be a very interesting competition on the market!

Source: Motor Trend

Nick "Hogan" Bollea, the son of famed WWE Wrestler Hulk Hogan, was involved in a pretty serious crash while street racing in his modded yellow Toyota Supra. Nick "Hogan" Bollea suffered minor injuries, but his friend riding shotgun at the time, John Graziano, suffered serious injuries including head trauma.

Nick "Hogan" Bollea's crash photos released

Police have released the accident photos taken by investigators after the crash. They show the smashed up car in detail, and also show Bollea and passenger John Graziano in the hospital.

For more photos go here.

Source: Autoblog

The FT-HS - which stands for Future Toyota Hybrid Sports - is a futuristic sports-car concept with a sleek, aerodynamic profile and a potent petrol-electric hybrid engine. Its front-engine, rear-drive layout provides revolutionary hybrid acceleration and optimal performance with a projected 0-100km/h dash in the four-second range.

It also features the fuel-saving benefits and ultra-low emissions of Toyota’s hybrid technology.

Toyota Australia’s corporate manager product planning Peter Evans said the FT-HS is exhilarating to drive while having eco-friendly benefits such as impressive fuel efficiency and low emissions.

"To really appreciate FT-HS, think of it as a ’Prius on steroids’. "Alternatively, it could be a vision for a Toyota Supra Toyota Supra of the future," Mr Evans said. "FT-HS shows what Toyota can achieve by combining its 50 years in motorsport with more than a decade of hybrid experience and development.

"The ability to enjoy the ultimate driving pleasure with a clear conscience makes FT-HS the ideal sports car for the 21st century. "It will appeal to an emerging group of buyers who are environmentally aware and regard technology as a necessity, not a luxury."

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