All models received rear 3-point seat belts to replace the previous years' two-point lap belts. Every other body colour received a shadow gray interior, with leather interiors retaining medium gray seats and interior inserts. Along with this name, Toyota also included its own logo for the Supra. It may be that Toyota felt the car was perfect the way it was, and to be fair it still receives precious few complaints, but it is striking to think about the work that transpired on the outside to have Toyota change nothing in the cabin. Restyled front bumper and grey instead of black taillight surrounds. There was some modified standard equipment choices, but the overall layout, design and shape of every part and piece was identical.
Both turbos operate at full boost in the high-speed range. Two-tone paint schemes also became available on both the P-type and L-type models. Thanks to a collection of emissions issues some model year cars were only available with the automatic transmission. European versions of the car also had an air intake or scoop on the. The Supra is equipped with a sophisticated four-wheel fully independent suspension with coil-over shock absorbers with hollowed front and rear stabilizer bars for less weight. The Celica Supra's four-wheel independent suspension was specially tuned and designed by Lotus and had variable assisted power rack-and-pinion steering and MacPherson struts up front. If Toyota stopped the sales of Supra in the United States in 1999, the company decided to end the production of the model in 2002.
At the rear, it had semi-trailing arm suspension with coil springs and a stabilizer bar. It had an electronic controller that would adjust its shift pattern for a balance between performance and economy. The Japanese model was equipped with the smaller 2. In turn, Toyota also stopped using the prefix Celica and began calling the car Supra. The speedometer was also revised, and included more line that were removed in 1989, but still did not have as many one line per mph as 86. The targa roof was also made standard on all turbo models.
The only real change in the engine area was the switch from a vacuum advanced to an electronic advanced distributor, yet that did not increase the power. A targa top was offered in all model years along with a metal power sliding sunroof added in 1991. The engines are capable of incredible power under higher levels of boost, and the chassis can be tuned to out handle the best modern sports car. The standard transmission for this year was the 5-speed manual with the 4-speed automatic transmission being an option for L-types. That was until they turned the key on the new drivetrains. The 1993 edition had a couple of improvements from the previous model as well as new engines and transmissions.
If you ever wanted to see a true representation of the power and engineering ability that Toyota possesses, there is no better specimen than this Supra. In short, a plethora of the changes for the 1989 and 1990 were from the interior. All Japanese market models with the various versions of the 2. Other than pure cosmetics changes, there was nothing different from other models. Owing to the similarity and past of the Celica's name, it is frequently mistaken for the Supra, and vice versa. The P-type was available with an optional rear sunshade above the hatch glass.
Both engines were equipped with. Archived from on 30 November 2007. By the middle of 1990, a final A80 design concept from Toyota Technical Centre Aichi was approved and frozen for production in late 1990. By the late 1990s, sales of all sporty coupés were declining in North America. In addition to an and airbag indicator light on dashboard, the left side of the switch panel was also redesigned, which replaced one of the coin slots with the dimmer. The base engine received a modest bump of 5 horsepower and 10 pound-feet thanks to the addition of variable valve timing in 1998, but that was it.
It appeared on the first two generations of the Supra because they were officially Toyota Celicas. Although gear ratios changed throughout the years, all P-types came standard with a. The Turbo-A had a 65 mm 2. Starting in mid-1986, the A70 Supra became a separate model from the Celica. The Turbo model also included an engine oil cooler and an integrated rear spoiler. It has been lightened, the brakes and suspension have been upgraded, and a rear wing and roll cage have been added.
The bonds between the Celica and the Supra were cut; they were now two completely different models. The engine used an 8. These were all labelled officially as 1986 models. Along with the new look, the car also went on a diet losing 200 pounds or more, depending on the trim level. Some other features were the tilt steering wheel, deep zippered pockets on the backs of the front seats, and a under the liftback. As is the case with almost all major changes, fans of the car were worried was softening the intentions of the car.