Comments - Turbocharging Pioneers: Toyota Celica Supra

Published: Nov 23, 2012
Description: In 1979, the Toyota Supra, then still an offshoot of the Celica model, would become the first Japanese production car to get a turbocharger. This would inspire competitors, and soon Japan would be mak...
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Byakka Hirakawa Nov 23, 2012
Finally Alil off but ill take wat i can get
Kyle Rawn Nov 23, 2012
Finally some Celica lovin' in here
David Hicks Nov 25, 2012
Jacob is on the money.
Jacob Viiper McCord Nov 24, 2012
looks like a bigger AE86
Justin Routh Nov 23, 2012
Not the best looking car but not terrible
Tim Puckett Nov 23, 2012
@alex wow you would be the one to say that with your rices put celica
Matt Piccolo Nov 23, 2012
@ Alex, sadly I agree, I don't think I've ever seen one of these that hadn't either been riced or just not taken care of well.. Good to see there are still some left though :)
Kyle Rawn Nov 23, 2012
I love these things.
Alex Medvedev Nov 23, 2012
Looks good never see a good looking one of these
Lucas Hill Nov 23, 2012
Looks cool without being ricerish
Colby Church Nov 23, 2012
A guy at work has one of these in dark blue.
Donald Chip Schofield Nov 23, 2012
I would take it
Description: Back in 1967, Toyota built what is generally regarded as Japan's first supercar. This was the legendary 2000GT, a car which was produced only until 1970. You may have seen one in the James Bond f...
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Thibault Leroy Nov 24, 2012
I saw a 2000GT a a toyota dealership over here
supra_mkiv Nov 24, 2012
the first time I saw that I thought it meant "you only lag once" lol
Mike Conrad Nov 23, 2012
As much as I hate YOLO I'm glad someone said this.
Logan LeMonnier Nov 23, 2012
Shut up.
Lee Gardner Nov 23, 2012
YOLT!!!!
Description: This new Celica offshoot had its hood stretched to accommodate the inline-six engine, and the engine was given electronic fuel injection, another big deal at the time. The car was called the Celica XX...
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Logan Delony Nov 23, 2012
A guy down my street has 3 of these and a newer supra as well.
Logan LeMonnier Nov 23, 2012
Wow looks so clean
Jesse Williams Nov 23, 2012
My dad had a brown Toyota Celica, which my mom wrecked later. LOL Although, I never met my dad due to him passing in a car accident before I was born. But, my mom said the Celica was a really nice car and was super fast.
Kyle Rawn Nov 23, 2012
Haha that was my dads first car too. Except he called the color poop brown.
Alex Renaud Nov 23, 2012
I wanted one of these really bad in high school (circa 1990), but I couldn't afford one. So I settled for a 1977 Celica hatchback, and that thing rocked. It was factory banana yellow with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Ryan Kelsey Feb 10, 2013
I have an MKII Supra just like this, bought it recently. 1982 with only 35k miles on it. Such an amazing car
Description: This used a Garrett T03 turbocharger without an intercooler to boost the output of the 2.0-liter engine to 145 horsepower. By the end of the Mark I Supra's lifetime, in 1980, the car had a 0-60 ...
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Stephen Tyler Learn Nov 24, 2012
The 80s was just a bad time for everything
Jacob Viiper McCord Nov 24, 2012
The 80s King Cobra had about 150 hp 200 something torque in a 5.0... and weighed atleast 3k ibs. if not more.
Justin Routh Nov 23, 2012
Ahh and since then toyota has moved from 145hp to 200hp well done
Cory Allen Nov 23, 2012
A 1980 mustang is not saying much at all.
Byakka Hirakawa Nov 23, 2012
And still get better gas, lol
Description: The debut of the Supra was really pretty badly timed. 1980 saw new emissions regulations for both the US and Japan. Such turbocharged monsters as the Saab 99 Turbo and the Porsche 930 weren't eve...
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Evan Dickinson Nov 23, 2012
Keep in mind that the FR-S/BRZ/GT86 is 700ish pounds lighter with two fewer cylinders and no turbo (yet). The Supra Turbo also launched in '87 selling for about $50,000 in todays money, compared to $30,000 for the GT86.
Justin Routh Nov 23, 2012
Thats sad they had more power in 86 then in their new sports car
William Downs Nov 23, 2012
It was, the Celica/supra was based off the Celica, but it was longer and has a different drive train both were around
Byakka Hirakawa Nov 23, 2012
Okay Was the celica not its own model in 1970? Pretty sure it was
Description: What a difference a few years make. The Supra would continue to evolve and in 1992 would make a big leap forward. The new JZ engine replaced the now-outdated M-series engine which had started life in ...
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Leonard Pai Chidamwoyo Nov 26, 2012
@ Evan ur right l had a mk3 2.0 twin turbo Jap import here in the Uk which had a digital dash and electric adjustable suspension.Was way faster than the Uk version with 3.0 single turbo
Matt Piccolo Nov 24, 2012
@ Lou, it sort of was bec the japs had an agreement with the Americans
Lou Guerrero Nov 24, 2012
Wasn't really a "law"
Nevzat Erboy Nov 24, 2012
Even in Japanese market they had around 320, by law they had to advertise 276.
Evan Dickinson Nov 23, 2012
The mrkIII Supra also had a twin turbo setup for the Japanese market.
Kyle Rawn Nov 23, 2012
Dangit Matt you beat me to it.
Matt Piccolo Nov 23, 2012
276hp was for the Japanese version, the exported version of the car had 320hp
Lucas Hill Nov 23, 2012
4.6 seconds , wow that's fast
Description: The Porsche 930 was the car that had brought turbocharging to pure sports cars, while the Saab 99 Turbo had made it mainstream, but the Supra was the car which combined these elements. A non-exotic ev...
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Justin Routh Nov 23, 2012
Dont bash on the owner bash on carbuzz they probably just got the pic off google
Adam Beiersdorfer Nov 23, 2012
I would have thought the owner could have at least cleaned it out a little bit... At least took the auto parts magazine off the floor, removed the pack of cigs and taken the keys out since it has the silly tail on it...
Vince DeMasi Nov 23, 2012
There is technically one the guy may have done an engine swap and the car tach might not read properly with the new engine so that is why the other is there and the red dot on top of the separate tach is a shift light
John Darwin Price Nov 23, 2012
Are there two tachometers...?
Mladen Sakotic Nov 24, 2012
They could have cleaned it first at least. Come on tho just makes it look horrible.
Jörgen Nilsson Nov 23, 2012
The obvious kind...
Lee Gardner Nov 23, 2012
Sarcasm?
Alex Renaud Nov 23, 2012
Showroom ready, this engine bay is. One could eat off this thing.
Description: The Supra remains one of those all-time great sports cars, a fantastic example of not only how a cutting-edge sports car can be affordable, but also how such a car can evolve and remain relevant throu...
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Jommel Marcella Nov 24, 2012
It will always stay as an iconic car.
Adam Beiersdorfer Nov 23, 2012
Now now... It will still have 4 wheels and I bet they out a other high quality stereo in it... Course I'm guessing its going to be priced out of most buyers means...
William Downs Nov 23, 2012
To bad the only thing the old and new will have in common will probaly be the name and the Toyota badge
Puneet Dass Nov 23, 2012
Looking forward to the return of the almighty Supra
Colby Church Nov 23, 2012
The wall looks cooler. Haha
Jacob Viiper McCord Nov 24, 2012
Clean.
Lou Guerrero Nov 24, 2012
Although I must add that the coolest car pictured in a turbocharged series is NA. Just sayin
Lou Guerrero Nov 24, 2012
NA JZ and factory flares over nice fitting meshies make this a cool mkII.
Mladen Sakotic Nov 24, 2012
I want one
Nevzat Erboy Nov 24, 2012
Beatific with period correct wheels
Owen Tiernan Nov 23, 2012
Beaut!
Adam Beiersdorfer Nov 23, 2012
Now why couldn't they use this for their engine bay shot before?
Matt Piccolo Nov 23, 2012
Change the wheels on this and it's perfect!
Alex Medvedev Nov 23, 2012
Now that's a beast
Stephen Tyler Learn Nov 23, 2012
My favorite hood prop that i ever saw was when my friend used the leg off of a kitchen table.
Alex Renaud Nov 23, 2012
I love the broom handle hood prop. Why? Because I've used one before.