The Supra nameplate is making a comeback as Toyota’s halo sports car, but its iconic predecessor still remains a favorite among petrol heads.
From the immensely powerful examples that have undergone major tuning to the ones kept in original condition by their owners, the original Toyota Supra is still a head-turner.
One of the latest examples to have gathered a large crowd was filmed in Birmingham, UK, during a local car meet. The sports car’s sonorous exhaust system drew people like a magnet, and its flame-spitting ability was an added bonus.
The fourth generation model was produced in Japan from 1993 to 2002. It was offered originally with a 3.0-liter inline-six in two versions, a 220 HP naturally aspirated and a twin-turbo with 320 HP mated to a 5-speed manual and a six-speed manual respectively, while a 4-speed automatic was also an option.
Its successor, on the other hand, is currently being co-developed with BMW’s new Z4. Previewed by the GR Supra Racing Concept in Geneva this spring, it has a unique design, which is very different from its German cousin.
Inside, users will be treated to sport seats, a three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, a digital instrument cluster and metal trim.
Magna Steyr will start manufacturing it early next year, alongside the new BMW Z4, but we hope to see it before the end of 2018 at a major automotive event.