This 1994 Toyota Supra Has Still Got The Legs To Beat Modern-Day Sports Cars!
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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 Autobahn

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.

This 1994 Toyota Supra Has Still Got The Legs To Beat Modern-Day Sports Cars!
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If you were expecting a 1,000-hp Supra, you have another thing coming
This 1994 example has been meticulously restored to factory specifications, and looks brand-spanking new

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.

This 1994 Toyota Supra Has Still Got The Legs To Beat Modern-Day Sports Cars!
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The jet fighter-inspired cockpit may feature a lot of plastic, but just like the exterior, everything has been refurbished and looks clean. You will notice that this one has the 4-speed automatic

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.

This 1994 Toyota Supra Has Still Got The Legs To Beat Modern-Day Sports Cars!
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On the way to the Autobahn, the Supra manages a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) time of 6.5 seconds. We know it can do better

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.


Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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