What You Might Not Know About The Supra

The Toyota Supra is an icon, a legend, a street king. If you drive one, you’re envied by many of the other drivers who share the road with you. You already know that though, but you probably don’t know these interesting facts about the Toyota Supra.

Toyota Supra

Supra Plant

1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen Supras were assembled at the Tahara plant in Tahara, Aichi.

Export Supra

January 1979 marked the first time the Supra was exported outside of Japan.

Celica Supra

Early names for the Supra include the Toyota Celica Supra and Toyota Celica XX.

Early Supra

Styling for the Supra was inspired by the Toyota Celica — although it is longer and wider. Early Supras are often mistaken for Celicas, and vice versa.

Toyota 2000GT

The Supra also has roots that go back to the collectible Toyota 2000GT — mainly in the fact that its engine, for the first three generations, was a direct descendant from the 2000GT M engine.

Toyota in line 6

Every Supra made came with an inline-six engine.

Toyota Celica XX

The Celica XX featured the world’s first navigation computer.

Mid 86 Supra

Toyota Supra became its own model after splitting from the Celica in mid-1986.

FF Toyota Supra

According to the Internet Movie Cars Database, the Supra has appeared in 78 television shows and movies. Some notable appearances being the Fast and Furious film franchise.

Video game Supra

It also appears in a slew of video games such as Need for Speed, Gran Turismo, Midnight Club, and Forza Motorsport.

Worlds fastest Supra

As of October, the world’s fastest Toyota Supra completed a quarter-mile in 6.05 seconds at an astonishing 240 mph. This car has a 2JZ inline six-cylinder engine with 98mm turbo, and 5-speed transmission. Not only is it the world’s fastest Supra, but it also holds the import speed record at the time this article was published.

White Toyota Supra

When Toyota stopped Supra sales in the United States in 1998, they continued to produce the model in Japan until 2002.