This 1994 Toyota Supra Has Still Got The Legs To Beat Modern-Day Sports Cars!
Not your typical big-turbo Supra, this 1994 example has been restored to factory specification and demonstrates great pace on the German Autobahnby Dim Angelov, on
By now, you are probably tired of seeing 1,000-horsepower, Supras with a big single turbo and a fully built 2JZ engine. If so, this video by AutoTopNL will be surprisingly refreshing as it showcases an EU-spec Toyota Supra Mk IV. Instead of being fully modified, the car has been restored to factory specifications. As you will see, this Japanese classic looks and goes like it just came off the assembly line.
Being an EU-spec, the Supra packs 330 horsepower and 323 pound-feet (440 Nm) from its 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six. What you may not approve of is the transmission, which in this case, is a four-speed automatic, not the preferred six-speed Getrag manual.
Even after 28 years, the Supra still packs a punch. Even with the old, automatic transmission, 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) takes around 5.5 seconds. The car, itself looks extremely clean both inside and out, and there’s just something sexy about the fresh paint and the tight, even gaps between the body panels.
The four-speed automatic transmission turns the car into more of a gran tourer. The old unit shifts from first to second and from second to third at around 6,400 RPM, which is about 400 RPM off the redline. On every upshift, the engine speed drops to around 4,000 RPM and the car starts accelerating again. In these conditions, 0 to 62 mph (97 km/h) was achieved in 6.53 seconds.
The third gear goes all the way to 6,800 RPM, at which point the speedometer shows just over 220 km/h (137 mph). Despite the "slush-box", the mighty Toyota Supra reached over 260 km/h (162 mph), as indicated on the speedo. The measuring equipment indicated 253 km/h (156.5 mph) at just under 6,000 RPM. Automatic or not, this Supra proves that after 28 years, it can still run like it was built yesterday. We invite you to take a look at the video and gallery, for yourself.