The MK1 Supra made its debut in the United States in 1979. It featured an I6 engine and was heavily inspired by the classic Toyota 2000GT sports car.
The MKII was sold from 1982 until 1986. These would be the last of the line that would use the name Celica Supra. It was sold in the United States as the P Type performance model and the L type luxury type model.
The first Supra to not have the Celica name attached was sold in the United States as a 1986.5 model. The Supra kept the rear wheel drive, while the Celica moved to a new front wheel drive platform. The top turbocharged engine could pump out 230 horsepower, while the base engine could still make a decent 200.
The fourth generation MKIV Supra was sold from 1993 until 2002. The engine received a big upgrade, with the NA version making 220 horsepower and the turbocharged model making 276 horsepower. The targa top was a popular body type in the U.S. for these models. In 1996, the turbo model could only be bought with the automatic transmission due to certain smog requirements.
The Mark V Toyota Supra is a long-rumored but still non-existent next generation Supra. As of yet, it has not been announced by Toyota officials, but there does seem to be some demand for it.
The Toyota Supra is a playable car in video games like Gran Turismo and Need for Speed. It was also featured in the godawful movie The Fast and the Furious. Don't watch it.
The Supra is very popular in the aftermarket import market. It is really one of the staples of the import car movement. There are lots of them for sale, but it might be hard to find a decent one for a low price. Try checking on eBay.
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