1987 Toyota Supra

1987 Toyota Supra 001

In May 1986, Toyota was ready to release its next version of the Supra. The bonds between the Celica and the Supra were cut; they were now two completely different models. The Celica changed to front-wheel drive, utilizing the Toyota “T” platform associated with the Toyota Corona, while the Supra kept its rear-wheel-drive platform. The engine was updated to a more powerful 3.0L 200 hp (149 kW) inline 6. Although only available in naturally aspirated trim in 1986.5, a turbocharged version of the engine was introduced in the 1987 model year. The Supra was now related mechanically to the Toyota Soarer for the Japanese market.

1987 Toyota Supra 002

The third-generation Supra represented a great deal of new technology. In 1986, options available for the Supra included 3-channel ABS and TEMS which gave the driver 2 settings which affected the damper rates; a third was automatically activated at WOT, hard braking, and high speed maneuvering. HKS also made a “TEMS Controller” to hack the system and activate it on the fly, though the controllers are now nearly impossible to find.

1987 Toyota Supra 003

Car Specifications

Engine: 3.0L Inline 6

Weight: 1,583 kg / 3,490 lbs

Power: 149 kW / 200 hp / 203 PS

0-100 kph: 8.4 seconds

Torque: 254 Nm / 187 lb-ft

Top Speed: 224 kph / 139 mph

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